Day Four – Hurried Preparations

The following post is from a series of emails I wrote to my girlfriend at the time, whilst on a trip to Africa. She is now my wife, so I did something right.

I think I have everything. My bag weighs 15 kilos, well under the limit. I have my passport, checked that 19 times. And my tickets, I’ve checked that 18 times.

I have pants, socks, shorts, trousers, long johns, swimming costume, several entire kitchen suites, a horse shoe, fifteen litres of elephant faeces, a spoon, a snorkel, suntan lotion, after sun, sun conditioner, sun moisturiser, sun shampoo, sun glasses, a sun bed, my friend’s son, and a sombrero.

And now I have an hour and a half to wait before being picked up. I’m preparing this post now, because I won’t have an opportunity to write from 30,000 feet.

I hope you feel better about the car, and all that. I hope the verse today helps. It comes from a really interesting translation – The Free Bible. Its a bible translation, but in the same style as wikipedia; translated by everyday people. I quite like it, but yeh, anyway…

“From his spiritual abundance we have all received grace and yet more grace.
John 1:16
I think that verse puts life into a bit of context you know. Trust not in yourself, you old rubbish, but in Him who made all things. And even when we are rubbish – not that denting a car is a sin, though your face probably is… – He looks past that with grace, and yet more grace! Good stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree.
I hope you are feeling okay.
Leave me a postey?

One thought on “Day Four – Hurried Preparations


    im getting excited about the honeymoon! woop woop. to be honest im trying to be as a busy asposs so am looking up things to buy on ebay for the wedding – some good bargains!

    do u want disposable cameras?

    have u asked jon if he could do a video aswell?

    had a bit of a blub earlier but i feel better now. good getting stuck in to things.

    hope your flight is fun! i imagine your prob asleep!

    love you baby


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