Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; change and decay in all around I see; O thou who changest not, abide with me.
I need thy presence every passing hour. What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power? Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless; ills have no weight, and tears not bitterness. Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still, if thou abide with me.
Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; shine through the gloom and point me to the skies. Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Spot the children.... Ballet Girl and Monkey Girl played outside for about an hour and a half this afternoon. It was so windy. Ballet Girl flew her kite which she made a few months ago. She created it herself - paper kite with string tied and rolled onto a pencil. She unravels the string as the wind takes it.
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Monday, 10 March 2008
Making things with boxes and paint....,
I have started our Easter project a little early this year but hopefully it will mean we will have time to fit it all in and have a little holiday at the end of it.
I have been 'uum-ing and aahh-ing' about this project and how much to include for my sensitive Monkey Girl and deep-thinking Ballet Girl. Eventually I came to the conclusion that we would base our work around the fact that Jesus died because he loves us and that is wonderful! We will do lots of craft, happy bunny and chick things, gentle pictures about Jesus, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, a little about Good Friday and then lots of fun and love on Easter Sunday. We can increase our depth each year, so hopefully they will develop a fuller understanding as they grow.