Monthly Archives: January 2006

a.m.: John 21:18-23 p.m.: Joshua 2

After entrusting Peter to look after his sheep, Jesus tells Peter how he will die. Not in a blaze of glory, but as an old man taken against his will. Jesus then tells Peter to follow him. Rather than obey … Continue reading

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Schlittschuhe mit Geburtstag!

A nice relaxing Saturday! Woke up after a nice lie in at around noon. 🙂 Had a shower, cooked some bacon and eggs for breakfast and headed off to Slough to celebrate David’s birthday with some ice-skating to start. Unlike … Continue reading

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The fifth commandment

Q: Which is the fifth commandment? A: The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Q: What is required in the fifth … Continue reading

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G major…three octaves!

Things are starting to get a little trickier now! The scale of G major requires shifting in two places and I forget when to shift! A little practice required. The Imperial March from the Empire Strikes Back is proving a … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 1:9-13 p.m.: Joshua 1:10-18

Here was Jesus approaching John the Baptist for baptism. Once complete, the eternal trinity was revealed. The Spirit descended on the Son and the voice of the Father was heard from heaven. All three persons were present at the same … Continue reading

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Da da da… der de der… der de der

Woke up this morning relatively early to do some shopping in Kingston. The choice of town to shop in is important, as most places don’t seem have music shops which stock sheet music anymore. ‘Hands’ still trade in Kingston though. … Continue reading

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Catchy tune…gah!

It’s a world of laughter A world of tears It’s a world of hopes And a world of fears There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware It’s a small world after all It’s a small world … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Sam and er…. me! :)

Spent the evening at a restaurant called “La Salle”, under the arches in Windsor, celebrating the birthdays of Sam and myself with the usual suspects, organised by Miriam and her helpers (I suspect Ally and Sarah). They tell me they … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 21:15-17 p.m.: Joshua 1

When Jesus addresses Peter, rather than by the name given by him, he uses his original name of Simon. He probes Peter, “Do you truly love me?” with Peter getting upset and responding with a weaker “I love you”. It … Continue reading

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Consider it joy…

Sounds about right….

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It’s all going horirbly wrong!

It all started with a rather rude awakening by the telephone – well rude for a Saturday morning anyway. (You know who you are!) The day deteriorated when I played snooker – I lost! 3-2 frames to David! Well done! … Continue reading

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A tinge of heresy…

You scored as Chalcedon compliant. You are Chalcedon compliant. Congratulations, you’re not a heretic. You believe that Jesus is truly God and truly man and like us in every respect, apart from sin. Officially approved in 451. Chalcedon compliant 100% … Continue reading

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E major, two octaves!

Well, been learning the violin for almost nine months now I think. I can now play all the major scales from G to D in two octaves, learnt E this evening, with just F to go. 🙂 Saying that, I … Continue reading

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And collapse…

Played football after work with my colleagues this evening. Haven’t really done any running around since Christmas, so I was expecting myself to collapse on the floor after running for a few minutes. Surprisingly, I managed to run around for … Continue reading

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a.m.: Acts 10:34-48 p.m.: Joshua 1:1-9

As we are looking at Mark, it is interesting to see what he records and, conversely, what he hasn’t. Unlike a modern biography, Mark’s Gospel doesn’t explain what events, people etc. shaped Jesus Christ as a person. He doesn’t say … Continue reading

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