Monthly Archives: November 2005

In Flanders fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We … Continue reading

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The quiet one in the corner

Another evening round Dave’s for a game of Risk. It appeared to be a rematch, with the same opponents as before. With this in mind, I attempted to knock Ally out of the game fairly early, thereby ensuring the outcome … Continue reading

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Full English

There’s a new cafe in the high street called Benjy’s which I noticed a week or so ago. It sells hot food which is perfect for Autumn, and I ended up having a Full English Breakfast – egg, bacon, sausages, … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 20:26-31 p.m.: Nehemiah 7

When the disciples met on the first Sunday after the crucifixion, Thomas wasn’t with them. Rather than going up to him saying “Why weren’t you with us on Sunday?” or “Where were you?”, they instead told him “We have seen … Continue reading

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Blowing out the cobwebs

It’s been a while since I last used my walking boots for walking! (Rather than just as suitably rugged footwear in Wales and Kenya!) So today’s jaunt around Windsor Great Park was an invigorating return to walking. Despite the rather … Continue reading

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Love so amazing, so divine

When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ … Continue reading

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Once more

Yesterday evening saw a Risk rematch, with Ally, Dave, Dave, Sam and myself vying for victory. There were allusions to the previous time the lads lost – to a girl, so this match was buzzing. This was also the first … Continue reading

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Blessed are those who are persecuted

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mt 5:10 A few days ago I received several texts from well-meaning Christians regarding Ferdie Flores, a missionary in East Timor. The body of … Continue reading

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Long live the king?

A few days ago, Andy brought Nation States to my attention. Iniitially I thought this would be a pointless waste of time, but created a nation anyway, due to persistent pestering. After a couple of days of making decisions and … Continue reading

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