Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lincoln Castle in Lincoln England

We really enjoyed our tour of the Lincoln Castle which was constructed in Lincoln, England, by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.  We happened to be there the day one of the copies of the Magna Carta was being put back on display there.  The Poppy Wave Sculpture was also on display and that was very pretty to see.  We got some incredible views of the Lincoln Cathedral while walking along the castle walls as well.

Views of the city from inside the Castle.



Poppy Wave Sculpture











We were able to walk all the way around the castle walls.
























Some cell phone pics of inside the prison.









Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Freebie

"Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have strength."
--Napoleon

There's just something whimsical and magical and fun about dragonflies.  The dragonfly stands for strength.  You can get this little guy for free.  Just visit here to download!  Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap!

It's a well heard phrase in England especially in the London underground.  The train stops, the doors open and overhead you hear the announcer say..."Mind the Gap."  The gap is the space between the train and the platform and it can be quite wide at times.  You have to be watchful of it as you don't want to stumble and fall through or trip over it on your way out.  You don't want to miss it!




 

On Sunday the sermon was about having faith-gaps...times when our faith is tested as we cannot see or do not know what is in store.  We basically have to trust that God will get us through the unknown.  We need to be willing to take the step.  I'm not sure what my faith-gap is at the moment, but I know coming to live in England was definitely one of them.  I had to trust that everything would be okay.  And since coming last summer, my life has been truly blessed with awesome friends from around the world and wonderful vacations seeing things I never dreamed of seeing.  We found a great home that fit us perfectly and despite the separation from family, I've not really felt homesick.  I'm adapting to this new lifestyle well.

We need faith-gaps to keep us from getting complacent, too comfortable in our faith walk.  Watch for your gap, it's an open invitation from your creator to build your faith and to be blessed beyond measure.


When we trust the announcer of the gap, we won't miss it and He will see us through it every time! 

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