Category Archives: Family



I love my children! They are awesome!

Did I learn how to love them from a book? No
Did I learn how to be with them from a Film? No
Did I learn how to discipline them from Facebook? No
Did I learn how to protect them from an app? No
Did I lean how to enjoy them from Twitter? No

I learned how to be with my children from……being with them, I learned how to treat them from being around them, I learned what works and what doesn’t from interacting with them!

I didn’t have to learn how to love them, I just did, even before they were born, I loved them, when they were born I found I had an unimaginable, unfathomable amount of love for them, I didn’t need books or films or Facebook or twitter or anything else for that matter I just needed them! As much as they need me, I need them!

My eldest will be 12 already very soon, and It has gone by so fast! And I know that I have lost some of that time due to my failings, I can’t get that time back but I can do something about losing more!
Yes I have to work and yes there are other things i have to do, but my children are vital!

Look at how God love us, that’s the example we have been set.

He knows every thing about me how I work, how I function, what I like, what I like less!
He knows how to get my attention and what works and what doesn’t!
Even how to discipline me
He’s always there for me, even when I’m not there for him
He protects us

He does you too, whether you know it or not!

Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Matthew 6:8
for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.


No Explanation needed!

In the time I’ve been absent from blogging, a fair amount of stuff has happened.
I’ve just gone through my drafts which were written during this time, and they are all an attempt to explain it or to give the reasons why we made certain decisions. I wrote an open letter putting right some of the lies which have been told, I wrote about the hurt and the pain caused.

BUT! I have decided not to post any of them .
I refuse to look back now with any negativity.
I will not do a full expose on what has been going on
I won’t give details of all the wrong stuff which occurred.

What I will do is say that we are incredibly happy with where we are now
God has done so much stuff in our lives over this time
God Has repaired so much damage
God has moved us on
God has built us up
God is building us up further
God Is working
God is Awesome
God is preparing us
God has placed us where we should be.

We are thankful for the place God has put us!
We are all looking forward to what else God is going to do!

Isaiah 43:19

New International Version (NIV)

19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

Happy Birthday Wife

Today is my Wife’s birthday.

I just want to say that I appreciate everything you have done for me over the years and your love!!
you are my rock and you keep me grounded.
I cant imagine life without you.
Thank you for the 2 most beautiful daughters!

Thank you for looking after me still,working with me and guiding me when I go astray

I Love You!!!

Oh and I hope this gets me some brownie points!! 🙂

Ephesians 5:25-28

New International Version (NIV)

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

I stripped Wallpaper!!

NOT me by the way!!

Yesterday was a Great day in the patientwithme household…….yep thats right I stripped some wallpaper!!!

Why is this significant i hear you ask? well usually may day goes something like this:

wake up →go to work→go home→go to church(or Laze around on the couch)→Bed! – then it all stats again.pretty much every day is like this!

But i recently made 2 commitments!! 1 was the ifast (facebook link)– An idea which I love (check it out and Take part). the other was that i would spend AT LEAST an hour a week putting things right around our house.

We have been in the house for 10 year now and several room have not been decorated, and it is starting to show some of the signs of wear.

I really have to thank my wife as she has been “patientwithme” for all this time and understands the business of my schedule, even though it has got her down and caused a huge amount of frustration!

So during one of my discipleship meetings I decided that one of the ways I can show love to my wife would be to make an effort to address some of the things in our house.

So basically that’s it I intend to be accountable for this and carry out this commitment.

I believe that the love that god shows me is the same love I should show my wife. When I put other things and my own wants before her needs then I can’t be showing that kind of love, if I make her (unitentionaly) frustrated and get her down by not carrying out my duties as a husband then I am guilty of not showing her Gods Love

Fancy joining me in this commitment?

Ephesians 5:28-29

New International Version (NIV)

28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—