Monday, 10 December 2012

DPP * Day Ten ~ Window Stars

I missed a day yesterday.  I had to admit defeat when the loft ladder broke and the cooker was temporarily out of action!  However  Medtronic came up trumps and after having spoken to a call centre in the States (at no extra cost to me), I received a call from the UK office informing me that a driver would be delivering a pump that very day!  Within three hours the pump had been delivered, pretty amazing service.

So diabetes wise we've had a fairly steady day.  Wish I could say the same for the homeschooling.  Benedict managed to complete a maths assignment, he finished reading his St Nicholas book "The boy with the bronze axe" by Kathleen Fidler and worked on a piece of independent art.  Despite this it was a bitty day and we all struggled to settle to anything truly productive.  Pip had fun folding kite shapes to make a window star and it has pride of place in the conservatory:

This evening I attended our last Shalom Prayer meeting for the year.  The reading was Psalm 139:
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand
when I awake, I am still with you...

23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
 and it always resonates with me as I have prayed it during each pregnancy and pondered on the miracle of new life each and everytime.  This time around I am honoured to ponder the birth of a grandchild, what a blessing!
I take comfort too from knowing that even before my birth all the days of my life have been written down and ordained; that though I make walk through some dark times, that I am never alone, He will never forsake me. 


  1. hugs, san. what a beautiful prayer to share. much love to all of you during this second week of advent.

  2. Sometimes advent becomes full of all the expectations we put on ourselves to do the right thing and have the right festival days to present to our children... And perhaps what we really need is just more space to ponder in our hearts. xxx


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