Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl
October 2014

It is really nice to have a weekend, even though my weekend is productive it is still nice to have the time.
I have had a really full week and I loved it.
Friday night saw me going to youth group, I will let you know what is happening there next month.
Then I came home and worked on my Facebook pages and updating some of my social media pages.
Yesterday was my stay at home day and I have been reading (researching) and just learning about how to run a youth group.
It was also a day of watching some DVD’s and just embracing the day.
I really want to this term try and be able to commit to the work and home balance.
So far I know it is going well.

This morning I was up early and headed to church for worship practice. I love being on the worship team at church and feel so very blessed.
Last year I was really searching for a new church to go to and I visited some amazing churches.
I am now planted in a church around about where I am working and it has been an amazing blessing to me.

Now I am home and I really want to get back to my reading.
I am reading two books at a time. I know you may be thinking how is this possible? Well for me one is research and the other one that I am will be starting today is Girls with Swords.
Girls with Swords is written by Lisa Bevere who is an amazing Christian and I was so blessed to see her speak at Colour Conference.

Will share more tomorrow.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

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Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Happy Birthday

It was my birthday on Tuesday the 21 of October and I am now, let’s say I am a year older.
Okay does a girl really tell her age? Some of you know my age and I will celebrate it gracefully.
I was thinking about birthdays and I have decided that birthdays should be celebrated for a whole week. I think that one day is just not enough. So from now on my birthdays will last a week.
I do know of others that celebrate their birthdays for a week.
I had a lovely birthday, I went to work and the children sang happy birthday to me. Then I went to my Mum and Dad’s for dinner and celebrated with my sister, brother in law, my brother, sister in law my three nieces and my nephew. We had a lovely dinner.

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Then last night I went out for dinner with my sister and my brother in law.

Celebrate well.
Create memories.

I must say that I felt so blessed by all the beautiful birthday messages that I received, humbled.

I am really looking forward to this year and what it will bring.

Will share more soon.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl
October 2014

I have just realised that taking holidays is good for you.

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Before I started as a school chaplain, I worked in a lot of child related careers and the one thing that I didn’t do very well was taking holidays. I just felt like I didn’t need them, or I needed to save them just in case. Just in case, I am really not sure why.
Now I am in a position where we do have holidays and even though I am on call I do have the time off.
I have discovered that I love holidays, as much as I love my career I need to take the break.
We have just started term four this week and I have come back from holidays feeling refreshed and ready to get back into what will be a very busy term.
I know that sometimes you can’t take two weeks off, but what about trying a mini break?
Try taking the weekend off, plan or set aside a weekend where you can just rest. Do something that you really enjoy.
I have learnt that when you look after yourself you are able to care for others properly. You are able to really listen to others.
Taking time off is not selfish, it is something that you need to do to refresh yourself.

I am really looking forward in excitement and anticipation to what will happen this term.

I really want to be able to maintain the balance of work, home and to be able to have those times when I can be creative.
Being creative for me is something that I love to do.

When was the last time you had a break?

Is there time for you to have a mini break?

Will share more soon.

Loves and hugs

Traceyxx

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

Life and the Single Christian Girl

October 2014

I have really enjoyed the last few days, on Friday I picked up my niece for a two night sleep over. It is the first time that she has stayed with me for two nights.
I have realised that just enjoying the day and time with her is good for me. I am just in the moment, whether it is watching a DVD that she has brought and listening to her talk about it or whether it is deciding what to eat I am just embracing the moment.
I love creating precious memories.
We have enjoyed such a full last few days.
We have had our IKEA adventure and she is able to find things that I really like. We love having a meal at IKEA, that is how we start and then we go and have a look at all the furniture and try out as many things as we can.
After our IKEA adventure it was time to go shopping for food and I must say when I go shopping with her I tend to buy very different items. Into the trolley goes popcorn, chips, ice cream, sour cream (which was for our taco night). I go down different aisles in the shops then I would normally go too.

Friday was a day filled with watching her favourite DVD’s and just really enjoying them.
There was not that much time spent on social media as I really want to embrace the time I have with her.

Creating memories is very important to me.

Yesterday I am really pleased to say that we had a bit of a pyjama day taking it easy and just again watching TV and creating some art.

The day was full of eating some of the snacks that we had brought and for breakfast I made pancakes.

Last night I had worship practice and so she came with me and was able to spend some time with my Pastor’s daughter and I loved how they just chatted and laughed. They got along really well.

Then we decided for dinner that we would have sushi, so the race was on to get to the sushi place before it closed and yes with great excitement we did make it.
We really enjoyed the sushi and then it was time for some more popcorn, extra butter flavour is the favourite at the moment.

As I am writing this she is sleeping peacefully and it just reminds me that-
Let her sleep, when she wakes up she will move mountains.

Will share more soon.

Loves and Hugs

Traceyxx