Monthly Archives: October 2006

a.m.: 1 John 4:12-16 p.m.: Joshua 21:43-45

The whole of John’s first epistle exhorts those who call themselves Christians to inspect themselves to check they are indeed what they say they are. It can be very easy to think we are something which we are not. In … Continue reading

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The Bible and Shakespeare

After a day doing the usual Saturday things, I settled down to watch To End All Wars on DVD with some of the usual suspects. Based on a true story, it is set in one of the Japanese POW camps … Continue reading

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Christian clothing

Given the recent furore recently concerning religious belief and outward appearance, I thought I’d drop my tuppence worth into the mix. In general, I think people should be allowed to wear whatever they want to work, as long as it … Continue reading

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Routine, routine, routine…

So far so routine. 🙂 Monday evening was spent playing football with work colleagues, although the opposing team went one man down with a hamstring injury. Didn’t seem worth playing after that – he couldn’t move properly. Maybe I’m not … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 5:21-34 p.m.: Joshua 21:43-45

After healing the woman, some servants of Jairus told their master his daughter had died and so he might as well leave Jesus. If Jesus were a mere man, this would’ve been a reasonable thing to do, but Jesus wasn’t … Continue reading

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Useful or useless?

Spent the day at Swindon Evangelical Church for the Swindon Youth Conference, in er…Swindon! The theme of the conference was “Useful or useless”, showing that Scripture tells us we’re either being useful or useless as Christians and there is no … Continue reading

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The Word

Q: What are the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption? A: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer; all … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 5:21-34 p.m.: Joshua 21

As Jesus travelled to Jairus’ house, a woman with a debilitating condition sought healing. She’d seen many physicians, but none could help her, some had even made things worse. She heard about Jesus and sought him for healing believing he … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Funmi and William!

Another Saturday, another afternoon running like a banshee after a ball of animal hide inflated with air. I must admit, it’s doing wonders for my fitness as I’m now able to run around a lot more than I used to. … Continue reading

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Give and take

Went over a whole load of old pieces this evening in my violin lesson. It would appear I am better than I was – which is a good thing. 🙂 Shame I couldn’t say the same about my football skills … Continue reading

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a.m.: Proverbs 4:20-27 p.m.: Joshua 20

We live in an imperfect world, where we fail to treat each other as we should. It would be very easy to say we should behave better, that we should try to do better, but we would be neglecting the … Continue reading

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Carpet, fitting, underlay and sundries…

Was up at far too early on a Saturday morning to do some window shopping for carpet with Sarah and Dave. Wandered round Bentalls and John Lewis in Kingston browsing carpet and asking assistants lots of questions about pricing. I … Continue reading

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Swift and decisive

Played Dave this evening at snooker. Three very snappy frames within an hour leading to a 2-1 frame defeat. Least it was quick. 🙂

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What colour are you?

BROWN You are usually very straight-forward. You have a passive personality and enjoy nurturing those around you. You are very grounded and prefer to keep things simple and honest. Find out your color at QuizMeme.com!

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Era reborn

Was back on the football pitch with my work colleagues yesterday evening. It was as though we’d never stopped. It all came flooding back, the running around, the occasional clatter and the interesting individual styles of play. Surprisingly, I didn’t … Continue reading

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