Monthly Archives: December 2004

Resolutions…

It’s that time of year again when people make resolutions for the New Year. I must admit, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions any more. Haven’t done for ages. However, I think the following is a good thing to pray … Continue reading

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Lazy days

Been a nice quiet few days. Went to the church where I grew up on Sunday, although had to play the organ as their regular organist was away over the Christmas period. I guess the trouble with going to different … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Everyone!

Just got back from church, various family members are coming for dinner (which is currently in its final stages of preparation by my mum) and then the present opening begins. Hope you all have a great Christmas, wherever you are!

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Jesus our Emmanuel

Q: Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist? A: Christ’s humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the … Continue reading

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White elephant

This evening was a curious evening! The usual suspects congregated at Sarah’s for a “White Elephant” party, which consisted of a “White Elephant” party game, as well as some other party games. We were all told to wrap and bring … Continue reading

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There’s bad stuff inside me

Just seen Blade: Trinity. As far as the Blade films go, this is better than the second one, and probably as good as the first one. As far as films go, an entertaining no-brainer, with plenty of eye-candy on display, … Continue reading

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a.m.: Matthew 2 p.m.: Genesis-Revelation

The Magi who visited Jesus had come from a foreign land. They were not Jewish, if anything they were most likely to be Gentile astrologers. Astrology had been classed as abhorrent to God. Yet, when they saw a sign from … Continue reading

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Monopoly without the money.

Just after lunch, the usual suspects and myself travelled into central London. The first task at hand was to finish off my Christmas shopping which was duly completed with a trip to Chappell of Bond Street. We then met up … Continue reading

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Why pray?

Prayer is a curious thing. In and of itself, it has no power. It is not some form of mental or emotional exercise which will make us feel better. It is communicating with the creator of all things, that by … Continue reading

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Krishna

Whilst I was wandering back from the opticians to my workplace during my lunch break, I was accosted by a proponent of the Hare Krishna movement. I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve bumped into one of these … Continue reading

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a.m.: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 p.m.: Galatians 3:20-4:7, 5:1

This morning’s sermon was another look at Ecclesiastes. In chapter 5, Solomon considers those who go to the house of God. Some go out of ritual, they are ignorant of the word of God, and of God himself, and think … Continue reading

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Amongst the brethren

Finally got to play with my new camera this afternoon with a wander around the locality. Fortunately, the weather was bright, dry and clear. London is particularly blessed with lots of parks, populated with various forms of flora and fauna, … Continue reading

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Christmas

Just had a go at “What Christmas Carol are you?“, and I came up as: You are ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’. You take Christmas very seriously. For you, it is a religious festival, celebrating the birth of the Saviour, … Continue reading

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Recreational habits

Went to play snooker with Robin this evening, although I think our lack of practice is showing itself up. Whilst the rate of play was acceptable, I very rarely got a long pot. I guess this just shows that regular … Continue reading

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Life…

Was invited to a Christmas dinner for the charity LIFE this evening. It was a full three course meal consisting of soup, followed by turkey and pork with all the trimmings, finished off with a wide ranging selection of desserts. … Continue reading

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