My sister-in-law and I spent this morning bagging up clothes for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The children helped me sort clothes into sizes and organise them into bags etc. I tried to think, if I was that mother who had just lost her home and everything in it, what would I need for my children (knowing it would matter most, to have them clothed and comforted). It felt good to help out in a small way...
I did some baking, one of the first cakes I have ever made! Having only just acquired an oven. I made this delicious banana loaf. Recipe, (and convection microwave oven for that matter!) courtesy of a much beloved sister-in-law.
Perhaps I didn't need to take several photos of the thing, but I was rather proud of it's perfection!
Funny how taking delight in all the small things, and doing lots of small good deeds, can somehow make you feel a little more certain that all will be well. "A merry heart, does good like a medicine" says the bible. So eschew all worries, and work on the light in your heart. Keep it on through fear, and doubt and pain.
And let us pray for Victoria; and for each other, through whatever struggles that may be facing us.