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You and Me FOREVER

My man has gone to get the children from school and kindy, so I'm here bouncing the baby with the toddler sleeping and absolutely bursting to tell you about one of the best books I have ever read......

.....seriously.

I've been a long-time fan of Francis Chan's Facebook posts, but I finally got around to reading one of his books the other day. He's written it with his wife, Lisa, and as you can see from the title of this post, it's called 'You and Me FOREVER'.

It's a book for those who are seeking a better marriage, but what the reader finds within the covers of this unassuming hand-book sized white book is a revolutionary approach to life and marriage. In that order.

Included at the end of each chapter are points you can talk about with your spouse and practical things you can do to become a better follower of Jesus, as well as a better spouse.

The Chans have a website dedicated to the book, www.youandmeforever.org , which has a video on it. I'd recomme…

The Nester

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I love it when I finish reading a blog post and click on a link to another related blog or find out about a book that looks interesting to read.....it's like a never-ending pass-the-parcel! Each post a layer of newspaper which, when finished, leads to another.....and another.....

.....like recently, when I read Jennifer Fulwiler's blog Conversion Diary in which she tells, with her typical dry humour, the chain of events in her home after reading 'The Nester: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful' by Myquillyn Smith.

When I'm emotional, I tend towards creativity. That's what my therapist says. I'll write poems, visualise plots for grand, sweeping novels and have insatiable urges to sketch or sit with watercolours, dabbing away, a la Beatrix Potter.....

I must have been emotional back in August reading Conversion Diary because the book title caught my attention. It suggested, unlike every other interior decorating book or magazine I'd ever picked…

.....from the edge of six-kids-under-nine-and-craziness-central....

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Wow. Almost half a year since my last post!

Fair enough to say I've been busy. Really, really busy.

Our baby boy, Luke, was born on October 29th and things have been wonderfully crazy since then....

....he was born on the side of the road at 9pm at night - a very wild and crazy beginning to yet another season in our adventure.

It hasn't been easy by any stretch. But God's been faithful and Ben and I have survived having six children under 9 so far. Just. Our evenings usually consist of me falling into bed (and sometimes being put into bed - no exaggeration) and trying desperately to keep my eyes open in the darkness while my dear husband talks to me about important things like bills that require attention, the behaviour of our children, where our next holiday will be, what's for dinner tomorrow night and the 'plan' for the next day.

Sometimes we manage to grab half-an-hour to ourselves to catch up. Or a quiet lunch with children resting or at school. It's been h…