Monthly Archives: March 2006

The seventh commandment

Q: Which is the seventh commandment? A: The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery. Q: What is required in the seventh commandment? A: The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own, and our neighbour’s chastity, in heart, … Continue reading

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That theme…

I do seem to be going through a lot of pieces on the violin these days. It might be worth getting pieces from the library to learn than to buy books, but unfortunately my local library is a bit small. … Continue reading

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End of an era…

Well, the Monday night football with my work colleagues is coming to an end. I’ll miss the regular opportunity for exercise, as well as the exposure to danger – mostly from harsh language, but occassionally from the odd heavy tackle! … Continue reading

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a.m.: 1 John 1:5-10 p.m.: Hebrews 3

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 Jn 1:5 God is holy and just, he can be trusted in all things for … Continue reading

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To Hatfield and back…

Well, after a week of feeling a little rough, I decided against travelling half-way across the country and back again in one day. Instead, Sarah had twigged I wouldn’t be doing anything so asked if I wanted to go to … Continue reading

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Back to the grindstone

Well, was feeling well enough to go back to work today. In a way it’s a shame, as for the days I was semi-ill, I stayed in bed, nice and snug and watched DVDs like To Kill a Mockingbird and … Continue reading

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p.m.: Hebrews 2

Does God care? It can be so easy to look around us, to see natural disasters and not so natural disasters happening all around us, and conclude that if God is there at all, he doesn’t really care. We only … Continue reading

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This isn’t so good

Woke up yesterday morning with the notable feeling of fever – raging temperature and very damp bedsheets! Decided it would be best to stay in bed, given I didn’t have much of a choice about it – I don’t think … Continue reading

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A major, three octaves

Well, I’m learning scales and arpeggios on the violin at rather a pace, would be nice if my general proficiency was as rapid. Saying that, played some pieces I’d learnt a while ago and even though I hadn’t practised them … Continue reading

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Ill Wind

I once had a whim and I had to obey it To buy a French Horn in a second hand shop; I polished it up and I started to play it In spite of the neighbours who begged me to … Continue reading

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a.m.: Exodus 20:8-11 p.m.: Numbers 13:6

Of all the ten commandments, the fourth commandment is the one which God devotes the most time explaining. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Myrtle!

Played football again, on a rather muddy pitch! Fortunately I’d purchased some football boots for the princely sum of £14, so I didn’t slip and slide on the pitch. We divided ourselves up into, what appeared to be, evenly matched … Continue reading

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Sola fide

We who are Jews by birth and not ‘Gentile sinners’ know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may … Continue reading

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Bovril…without the bov!

Whilst shopping for lunch, I spotted the Bovril and thought some beef extract might be nice to have during the colder months. I dropped it into my basket, finished my shopping and wandered back to the office. By mid-afternoon, I … Continue reading

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Monday – CLOSED

I managed to snap the E string tuning my violin yesterday. No problem I thought to myself, I’ll pop into Egham on Monday and get a new string from the string shop there. Of course, I didn’t check the web … Continue reading

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