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Day 2: A New (Southern) Name

July 2nd, 2012 Categories: blending... Be the first to comment

Day 2 (Wednesday 20th June 2012)

It was easy to get up in the morning after a good night’s sleep and a small amount of jetlag. After breakfast, the rest of our group began to arrive from their hospitality. Actually, one couple who had helped to coordinate the trip were unable to join us as a passport didn’t return on time from the visa office. Another sister was not joining us until later in the week, and a brother and sister had got stuck in Houston the previous evening when their flight was cancelled. (Funny story: their mother called the coordinating brother and thought they were in Dallas airport… but eventually the “rescue team”, the saints, worked out where they were and picked them up from the airport. They caught another flight to Jackson on Wednesday and joined us later in the day.

Down the Natchez Trace

In total, there are 13 of us from the UK (on this part of the trip), joining a couple from Jackson and a dear brother who used to be in Jackson as our drivers. After some introductions and getting to know one another, we hit the road, heading south to Louisiana. We drove down the Natchez Trace, stopping at Emerald Mound (the previous site of a native American Indian campground, and the current home of plenty of chiggers – more on those later!), and the Pig Out Inn in Natchez for lunch (where we also saw the Mississippi River).

Blending Trip on Emerald Mound


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New day, new start

January 2nd, 2012 Categories: pondering..., singing... 5 comments

I wasn’t paying much attention to the new year. On the 31st December, I was in bed by 9.40pm and asleep by 10.30pm. :)

But in the Lord’s day meeting on 1st January, one brother’s shared something that was a little related to the new year. Actually he had mentioned this to us in the WST office during the previous week, but I am glad he respoke it!

Three revolutions

He pointed out that at this time every year, three revolutions take place:

Learning to swim

December 6th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., singing... Be the first to comment

I enjoyed this one sentence from today’s Holy Word for Morning Revival, and thought I would quickly share it with you :)

The best way for us to swim in the river is to put our trust in the flow of the river, forget our own efforts, and let the flow carry us along.

And I just was reminded that the flow is the Spirit, and we can trust in this wonderful, all-inclusive, all-sufficient, all-fitting, life-giving and bountifully-supplying Spirit, Who is waiting just to fill us and meet our every need!


1. We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
All-sufficient,
All-mature;

(Brothers) Able to fit
(Sisters) All situations,
(Brothers) Able to endure
(Sisters) Any kind of treatment,
(All) To accept any kind of environment;
(Brothers) All-fitting life!

2. Able to work
In any condition,
To take any kind
Of opportunity
For the carrying out of our ministry;
All-fitting life!

We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
All-sufficient,
All-mature;
All-sufficient
All-mature;
All-fitting life.

Jesus, lover of my soul (new tune)

November 29th, 2011 Categories: singing... 7 comments

I forgot to add this to my post yesterday about the University Conference. Which is probably a good thing, because it was so long as it was!

Anyway, after the group times in the evening I enjoyed singing with the sisters, and one evening we sung “Jesus Lover of My Soul” according to the new tune. I thought I’d post it for you, but hymnal.net, my go-to place for hymns and melodies, only had the original tune.

So I did a search on YouTube and eventually found this :)

1. Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.

2. Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.

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Are you speaking?

October 29th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., singing... 6 comments

I had such a great time at the Young People’s meeting tonight. I’m so glad I went! And because the clocks go back tonight, I have an extra hour of time and can make this post :)

It’s great when everyone speaks!

We had a really sweet time: eating together, singing together, pray-reading together, reading together, and then speaking together! I really enjoyed all the speaking from the saints after our reading time, and it is so good that we have been getting into this topic on Drinking and Flowing for the past few weeks. Every Saturday night, I receive a fresh reminder that I need to both drink and flow!

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