Monthly Archives: July 2006

Keeping the commandments

Q: Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? A: No mere man, since the fall, is able, in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God; but doth daily break them, in thought, word, and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Beth!

Went to the Ask restaurant in Uxbridge for Beth’s birthday this evening. Most people opted for the spaghetti bolognese, but I decided to go for the ravioli with seafood stuffing – mmmmm. A nice way to wind down in the … Continue reading

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Sight reading

I appear to be getting better at the violin – I can actually sight read pieces I’ve never seen before (rather than those I have)! Admittedly they aren’t difficult, but a year ago, it would’ve taken me a good few … Continue reading

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Neverland…

“Second star to the right, and straight on till morning” Peter Pan

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a.m.: Mark 5:1-20 p.m.: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

When Jesus came across the man possessed by demons, his power over even demons was demonstrated. Before Jesus came along, this man lived amongst the dead, for no one would associate with him. He was out of control, both by … Continue reading

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Janacek, Mozart and Dvorak

Woke up this morning slightly earlier than usual – for a Saturday anyway – it had rained during the night and now it was really, really warm and humid! Ah well, good thing I guess, as it meant I got … Continue reading

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Sleeping bear

One of those weeks where I’ve been busy doing things which aren’t interesting to read about. Very useful things, but quite mundane. Fortunately, this evening was spent playing Diplomacy with some of the usual suspects. After a slight mix up … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 4:35-41 p.m.: Luke 5:1-11

Does God really care about me? It’s a question which can crop up far too often for the Christian. Even for the disciples, when Jesus was in the boat with them – they wondered if their Lord cared for them. … Continue reading

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Ship shape

…but not Bristol fashion, as I spent the day, with some of the usual suspects, in Portsmouth to celebrate Karen and Nige’s birthdays. After a rather early start for a Staurday morning, we arrived in Portsmouth with vague ideas of … Continue reading

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Christianophobia…

Well, I know I’ve been classed as homophobic in the past. For some reason, because I believe the bible states that homosexuality is a sin, some people equate belief that with believing that all homosexuals should be assaulted/abused/have all sorts … Continue reading

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Third position

“I should try and practice more”, ran through my head as I attempted to play a study intended to be played in third position throughout. Admittedly, the week since my previous violin lesson had been rather hectic and short of … Continue reading

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On the up?

The gap is closing – lost 4-3 frames to Ed this evening. The first couple of frames started badly, with Ed pulling away with comfortable wins, but the games slowly turned and I was eventually firing on at least three … Continue reading

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a.m.: Ecclesiastes 12 p.m.: 1 Kings 19

Remember your Creator…Ec 12:1 …because God is our creator, we are his and not our own. It would be foolish of us to forget him who created us. Not only should we remember him, but we should give him the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Callum!

Hmmm….one of those busy weekends! Travelled to Bristol on Friday night for my nephew’s birthday, although slightly earlier in the day than usual. I reached my destination in good time, and had a good night’s sleep. The sleep was necessary … Continue reading

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Music for a summer’s evening

…..or almost not! The weather was looking a little dicey during the day – very stormy, and the plan to attend an open air concert at Kneller Hall looked like it might be washed out. Fortunately, the the rain held … Continue reading

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