After church today we travelled to the outlaws for Father’s Day in the Forest of Dean and the kids went tree climbing!
“Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.’ So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, ‘He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.’ But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:1-10
Today has been the most exciting and special day of our 30 days wild adventure as we had a family wedding on the sea front at Hastings.
The kids spent the day paddling in the sea and collecting stones with naturally bored holes in them. What better wedding entertainment could there be than the ocean?
Arthur could not handle the stone beach, preferring the soft Welsh valley heather beneath his feet.
“The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;”
Today has been the boys favourite task so far during our 30 days Wilde adventure.
We found a secret part of the garden and covered it with sticks to make a hidden den for them to hideout in over the summer.
“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” Isaiah 45:3
Day three on our 30 Days Wild adventure allows for a welcome return of our metal green garden mugs, where the clan are now tasting wild Elderflower for the first time.
“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” Song of Solomon 2:11-12
Day two of our adventure, we went to my wife’s grandparents in the Forest of Dean. They are blessed with an acre of well managed garden which includes beautiful flower beds, landscaped lawns, summer houses and statues, a brook and some wild areas.
They have a webcam that triggers to movement, modelled by some excited children below.
They then went inside to view the footage from the night before and they were delighted to see a fox!
“O Israel, your prophets have been like foxes among ruins.” Ezekiel 13:4
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Day one – Brewing a leafy tea!
The kids and I went into the Garden (which we have left to grow for the bees – and out of utter laziness) and picked some Dandelion leafs and flowers.
We then boiled them in hot water.
And gulped it down!
Mummy was left to tidy up. – Praise God for Mum’s!
We pondered the below verse in prayer:
“And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”Ezekiel 47:12
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The children and I have just received our ’30 Days Wild pack’ and are all very excited to spend a month with nature.
We live in a densely populated Welsh Valley town surrounded by beautiful rugged terrain with all sorts of diverse and wonderful wildlife.
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