Unlike
last Sunday, this afternoon I find myself home from church with no other
commitments for the rest of the day. Yahoo!!
      The Chocolate Chilli went over exceedingly
well with not a scrap left and I was blessed to receive a ride home with the
Tappendens.
      Children’s Ministry also ran better than
expected, as I had been a bit concerned that the Gospel passage (Luke 4:14-21)
would be hard to share with the children but things came together quite smoothly.
     First
we had a lovely snack, then Danielle, who with her husband Fred was leading the
Toddler group, read the passage while the children and I illustrated it on the felt
board, then off the Toddlers went to their room while our group had a good
conversation together and made “Torahs” with newsprint and chopsticks!
    All the
while I was hoping that my chilli would not stick to the bottom of the pot but
Pippa had agreed to stir it periodically during the Service so when we hurried
downstairs on the final song it was just fine. 
   All in all a good morning and I
returned home feeling both physically and spiritually filled.
  It will soon be time to turn out again with
Wil for the afternoon walk and with a busy week stretching ahead it is good to
take these few hours to refuel and cosy up with my furries as yet more fresh
snow begins to fall.
  When yesterday’s post was published I took a
quick look at the “stats” page and was gratified to see more than 100 ‘hits” on the Blog in the past week. Over four years of blogging only 36 comments
have been written despite 30,775 visits from readers!!

Does
this mean that many of these “visits” are not by real people? Good question. So
in future I plan to periodically remind readers to please leave a comment, then maybe I will be able to discover if there is anyone out there in cyberspace
J