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  • Writer's pictureAlan and Jean McKinnell

I will lift my eyes to the hills!




Today we went up Moel Famau, the highest hill in a range of hills on the Welsh/English border. We went with Kerry, Andrew, Rufus and Axel. It may be called a hill but my legs were telling me it was a mountain, apparently it is 182 feet short of being a mountain.


When looking for help I realised that the hill wasn't going to help only the Lord was going to help. After a picninc at the summit we made our way back down, with a nine and six year old tiring but not as fast as nana and papa were tiring, it wasn't easy but it was fun.


Psalm 121:1-2 New King James Version

God the Help of Those Who Seek Him

A Song of Ascents.

121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—

From whence comes my help?

2 My help comes from the Lord,

Who made heaven and earth.


We reached the car park and then suddenly the boys came to life again! There was a small stream running through the car park and they had their socks and shoes off in the water and building dams. We left Andrew and Kerry in charge while we got the deck chairs out and had a coffee. It was hard to imagine these were the same boys that had just walked to the summit of Moel Famau and back and were looking a bit tired, but they were off in full flow again. (No pun intended). There was only one way to get them out off the water, 'Rufus and Axel would you like to go to Nana and Papas for a sleepover.' They were out and getting dried almost instantly. They are such a blessing and certainly keep us going, I don't know where they get their energy but I know where we get ours.


Isaiah 40:31 New International Version

31 but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.


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