Monthly Archives: October 2005

a.m.: Genesis 22:1-19 p.m.: Ezekiel 36

Those who trust in God will occassionally be tested by him. In the case of Abraham, the test was very tough! To be asked to sacrifice his only son would’ve been a big test of Abraham’s faith. For Abraham knew … Continue reading

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From North Africa to Brazil

I had a fairly relaxed start to a rather busy Saturday morning. After a bit of a lie-in, I was off on one of my little jaunts as voluntary IT support for a fellow church member. His internet connection was … Continue reading

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Cheese Gromit! Cheese!

Saw Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit this afternoon. What a cracking film! A very English film, with a great imbibing of eccentric English humour – something suitable and enjoyable for all ages. It’s amazing what the … Continue reading

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Games with the penguin

After a slight misjudgement on Sunday, I ended up carting my Windows box to church to play a DVD. This left me using my Linux box at home as I couldn’t be bothered to plumb my Windows box back in. … Continue reading

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A not quite so reluctant partner

After a two week hiatus, this evening involved a little running around a football pitch. Despite the lull, I managed to run around the pitch for the whole hour, have a few shots at goal and even get one in … Continue reading

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a.m.: Psalm 128 p.m.: Nehemiah 6

In this Psalm of ascent, the psalmist extols a godly father. A husband who fears the Lord, not in a way that one might fear a spider or a mouse, but acknowledging that God is above man and not on … Continue reading

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Junction 15

A day spent at Swindon to go on a whistle-stop tour of the bible. It’s always good to listen to good biblical teaching, with the added bonus of meeting up with Christian young people. The tour was particularly interesting, starting … Continue reading

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The Second Commandment

Q: Which is the second commandment? A: The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that … Continue reading

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God is…

Q: What is God? A: God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. (Question IV from the Westminster Shorter Catechism).

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Crime

What with the submission of the Religious Hatred Bill to Parliament, the existence of “Anti-Hate Crime” organisations and other similarly “politically correct” ideas, one would’ve thought basic criminal law wasn’t enough. Surely a crime against a person, regardless of motive, … Continue reading

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a.m.: Genesis 20 p.m.: Nehemiah 5

When a person trusts in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, they are justified – treated as righteous – and the Holy Spirit starts working in them that they eventually might be presented to the Father as righteous. Even … Continue reading

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An evening of popular music

A fine evening spent at a classical music concert in Sandhurst with some of the usual suspects (the more cultured of the bunch) and some of the elder members of the church. The lineup was tantalising, with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto … Continue reading

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My perfect spotless righteousness

Before the throne of God above I have a strong and perfect plea. A great high Priest whose Name is Love Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on His hands, My name is written on … Continue reading

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Alexander?

Learnt something which I’d never heard of before in my violin lesson yesterday evening. The Alexander technique is supposed to be good to relax the arm before and during playing so that the tone produced by the bow is more … Continue reading

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A reluctant partner

Spent the evening playing bridge at Sarah’s with her parents. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to play this great game, so I was easily persuaded to forego my usual run around a football pitch. Whilst her … Continue reading

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