Posts Tagged ‘weekend’

Have you ever had something planned, and when the time comes for that event, you’re all good to go, but then something happens that completely changes your plans?

Well I’ve just had one of those weekends! I was meant to be going to Coventry with Bellshill Salvation Army Band, where we were leading worship there on Saturday night and Sunday morning and afternoon. I had been uncertain for a while whether I’d be well enough to go to the Coventry with the band, but decided a few weeks ago I should be well enough.

So I had to get up early on Saturday to get myself ready to go with the band. When we got up my husband mentioned he wasn’t feeling great. However it wasn’t until I had put all my stuff into my car and was almost ready to leave that I realised how unwell he was.

To cut a long story short, I realised I couldn’t go with the band. So I had to make a phone call I really hadn’t expected to have to make, at least I’d thought if I’d had to make that call, it would have been because I wasn’t well.

So what was going to be a very long and tiring weekend for me away with the band, turned out quite different for me. It was a really emotional weekend for me between my husband being unwell, plus I’d got myself worked up about going with the band as I hadn’t been 100% sure how well I would feel by the end of the weekend. I was really upset about missing the weekend, particularly as it had taken me a while to realise I’d be well enough to go, and then at the last minute, not being able to go. I prayed and prayed some more, I was struggling to cope with what was happening. Thankfully by Sunday my husband was feeling a bit better; the band had a fantastic weekend in Coventry – If you’re interested you can read reports of the weekend, and watch the meetings from our band Facebook page.

When unexpected things happen, we all react differently, and even that depends what has actually happened. After all not all unexpected events are bad ones!

So whenever you have to deal with something unexpected, pray and God will provide all you need.

A long weekend

Posted: October 28, 2017 in education, Employment, life, quotes, work
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Doesn’t that sound fantastic?

However, that depends what the statement ‘long weekend’ means to you. Here’s a few thoughts about what a ‘long weekend’ might mean to you:

  1. A busy weekend filled of tasks, work or events, meaning you have no time for yourself.
  2. Not only are you not working Saturday and Sunday, but you’re also off on Friday and/or Monday.

Whether you’re having a relaxing weekend with extra days off work, or whether you’ve got loads to do over the weekend, it’s still the weekend, which means it’s time for you!

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, enjoy yourself!

I don’ know about you, but in the last few weeks, the working weeks seems to be going by slower and slower, so that every week feels extra long. That’s why when it gets to finishing time on a Friday it’s a great feeling to know…


Sadly weekends seem to go by far to quickly, unlike the week, so make sure you enjoy every minute of your weekend…and find some time to simply relax.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last few months, and today, it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsSunburn
  2. Nature
  3. Language
  4. Suit
  5. Heater
  6. Lunch
  7. Weekend
  8. Disney
  9. Customers
  10. Noah

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Ouch!
  2. God
  3. English
  4. Work
  5. Nice and warm
  6. Soup
  7. Over too quickly
  8. Tigger
  9. Service
  10. Ark

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

I’m in His hands, I’m in His hands,
Whatever the future holds
I’m in His hands.
The days I cannot see
Have all been planned for me;
His way is best you see;
I’m in His hands.

I shared those words with you last week, when I told you of some difficult days ahead for me. Well I’ve survived those days! It’s certainly not been plain sailing but God has certainly held me in His hand during the last few day. I certainly wouldn’t have got through them as well as I have without Him!

Our weekend visit to Peterborough Salvation Army was absolutely fantastic, and I’m delighted to say a number of people even knelt at the Mercy Seat during the Sunday morning service which was led by David Kendall. There was great atmosphere in the meeting – God was most certainly there, and working!

Well it was such an emotional meeting for me with Olwyn Mathie singing “Written In Red” which as always she sang so beautifully and with so much feeling, and the congregational song “The Power of Your Love” that both always really touched me, that I fell apart during the meeting and found myself kneeling at the Mercy Seat! I’m still not quite sure how I got myself there!

It was an emotional day for me not just because of the morning service, but during the afternoon service I didn’t feel too well again so had to stop playing with band. I really had hoped I’d have managed to get through the weekend pain free, but at least it was the last meeting of the weekend before it happened I suppose.

Thank you God for holding me close these last few days, they’ve been tough but through your strength I’ve made it through.

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for me particularly over these last few days – I really do appreciate your prayers and your support.
I’d also like to thank those in Bellshill Band and Peterborough corps who offered their support during the weekend, I was much appreciated.
Thank you all.