On Saturday morning we had our autumn morning of prayer at Providence Chapel, using Psalm 145 as a template for praise, intercession and petition. That our 'Bright Sparks' parent and toddler group was due to begin today gave our prayers added urgency.
In the afternoon Sarah and I headed for Southwick Country Park near Trowbridge. Wiltshire being landlocked and all that's not it in the image above. My mobile is on the blink so I couldn't take photos anyway. Although it's nearby we'd not been to the Country Park before. It was nice to wander around and take in the sights on what may have been the last warm and sunny day of the year. We finished up eating a tub each of locally produced Marshfield Farm ice cream in the grounds of the Squirrels tea-room. The photo is of the beach at Weston-Super-Mare, taken a few weeks ago.
Then it was off to Halfords to buy 'L' plates so I could take our son, Jonny driving around a Westbury Industrial Estate. He's had some 'proper' lessons, but this was the first time I'd taken him driving. Didn't go too bad, actually. Considering.
On Sunday I preached at Ebenezer Baptist, West Lavington. We had visitors to both the morning and evening services, which was encouraging. In the morning I preached on Genesis 37 and in the evening on Galatians 5:1. After the evening service a number of friends from both churches met for a time of fellowship in the home of a couple who are members of Providence Church. The question of how we might rejoice in God's judgement was discussed.
'Bright Sparks' went well this morning, with a good number of mums, with their babies and toddlers coming along, which was an answer to prayer.
The Lord is good and his steadfast love endures for ever.