I’m Guest Posting on Shining Arrows

Good morning, friends! Today I’m super excited to present to you the first ‘triple guest post’ on Shining Arrows. Rhoda (from Serving With Joy) and her family crashed here last night and we’ve been having a ball ever since.

We thought it would be novel to do a triple guest post – in other words, Rhoda, Sophia and I would do a combined awkward and awesome post… Even though it isn’t quite Thursday yet.DSCF8830









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Ask, and You Will Receive


I’ll start by giving you something to do: Read Matthew 7:7-12.
Now, I’ve always had this little niggling fear about those verses. I’ve been afraid that I might once pray for something, and never have my prayer answered. But the minister of my home church explained this in a recent sermon…

Today I am guest posting on Danella’s blog, Footprints in the Sand. Click here to read the rest of the post 🙂

Did you watch Ken Ham debating Dr Bill Nye yesterday? You can still watch the debate at debatelive.org. And this afternoon at 2 NZT, Ken Ham and Dr Georgia Purdom will be discussing the debate. (You can see it here.)

One more thing – today it is 174 years since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed! There is a lot of controversy about the signing, translation and meaning of the Treaty. I have read, and can recommend, The Great Divide, by Ian Wishart. I don’t agree with absolutely everything he says, but definitely good reading on the topic of early New Zealand History.

In Christ,

From the Farm Blog Hop

Welcome Everybody,

Thanks for joining me! I’m doing something a bit different this week, as you can see.  Today I’m guest hosting the From the Farm Blog Hop. I haven’t been doing blog hops for very long, but I’m really enjoying the opportunities to find and read new blogs.

I hope you have a good time looking around the linky list, and my blog 🙂

Keep your eyes open!

Here are the features from last week’s party:

Whooo Wants Pizza? by The Chick’n Coop

Did A Little Barn Decorating! by A Cultivated Nest

Congratulations! Please feel free to grab our button and display it proudly on your blog!

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Now, on to this week’s party:

1. Link up to three of your best gardening or homesteading tips, farm-themed posts, recipes, homemaking and simple/frugal living tips, decorating ideas, DIY projects, craft ideas, thrifty makeovers or repurposed items, healthy and sustainable living tips.

2. Link back to my blog, or put the link party button anywhere on your blog or post to share the love.

3. Make sure to check out some of the other links before leaving.

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We can’t wait to see what you share with us!

Note: Linking up to this party will automatically sign you up for an invite to next week’s party via email. To unsubscribe, please reply to any email you receive and you will be removed. Linking up also allows us permission to publish one of your photos on our blogs, Facebook, and/or Pinterest pages.




Your From the Farm Blog Hop Co-Hosts:

The Adventure Bite | Sunny Simple Life | 1840 Farm | Let This Mind Be in You | My Healthy Green Family | Fresh Eggs Daily

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Interview a Blogger!, from Heritage of Grace


Rebekah from Heritage of Grace invited me to join her Interview a Blogger Challenge. When I first saw it on her blog, I thought that it would be something along the lines of : “Choose one blogger who hasn’t already been interviewed, and ask them ten questions about themselves, their life, their blog, and their plans for the future”. Assuming this, I decided it would be too difficult. Then Rebekah asked me specifically if I would do it, so I had a look, and…..it’s not like that! I don’t have to initiate contact with anyone, or make up any questions, or ask them of anyone! Instead, Rebekah has ever-so-kindly provided us with  questions, and we only have to ask ourselves!

Here goes!

What is your favorite hymn?
My favourite hymn is ” ‘Tis Not That I did Choose Thee“, because it was the first hymn I sang after I became a Christian, and after I professed my faith! My favourite psalm arrangement is “I Waited for the Lord Most High“.
What do you consider to be the most difficult book of the Bible? Why?

Well, actually I haven’t read them all. I’m picking Job, because at least once, I’ve started reading through the Bible and got stuck there!

A character trait you most admire in people?

Faithful, steadfast love. One of the few things I fear is being betrayed by a close friend.

What do you like most about your family?

Because we don’t have television, or go to school, we can spend lots of time together reading, talking and laughing.

What do you wish you could do more of?

Reading, especially the Bible, writing, dancing, praying, sewing, and knitting. The thing is, though, I do have the time for some of that 🙂

Favorite author and book?

Favourite authour, C. S. Lewis. Favourite book, the Bible.

Do you prefer active/outdoor activities or creative/indoor activities?

I like being inside, with a sea view out the window 🙂

Do you keep a journal/diary?

I have started many over the years. Most lasted less than a month. But early last year, I started recording the happiest moment of each day. I’m still going!

What is your favorite healthy food or recipe (ex: blueberries)?

Rice Salad, to Mum’s recipe.

Do you think music is neutral or does it have an influence on those who listen?

I think it has an influence on those who listen. I’m actually taking an informal survey with the question “How would you define decent music?” So feel free to answer that question in the comments!

Which historical person (besides Biblical characters) do you most admire?

William Tyndale.

What do you like best about blogging?

The way that God uses it to reveal Himself to me. Then I share it with other people, and they respond back! One of my love languages is Words of Affirmation and Encouragement 🙂 I also love taking surveys, so this has been great!

A big thank you to Rebekah for the challenge. Now it’s your turn. Be warned, if no-one says they’ll take it within two days, I’ll be asking specifically!

*Followers, please note: This is my fourth random (i.e. non-devotional) post. How are you liking it?