Monthly Archives: March 2007

Congratulations Karen and Nigel!

I had the privilege of taking part in the wedding of two good friends today. Starting at around 7am(!) I attempted to carry out the duties of best man, stuff like ferrying the groom to the church on time, shunting … Continue reading

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Gimel

גDo good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me. My … Continue reading

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E!

It’s been one of those weeks which just hasn’t stopped! The only prevailing memory from my violin lesson on Tuesday was learning to play Chanson de Matin, by Elgar. It starts in third position, which is bad enough, but later … Continue reading

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You seen my bruise?

Attempted to play football this evening with the bruise the size of a foot size in situ. Any attempt to run was accompanied by slight pain and turn into a fairly quick hobble, rather than a graceful gazelle-like movement. Saying … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 9:1-13 p.m.: Romans 4:17-25

As a disciple of Jesus, Peter was beginning to understand who Jesus was and why he was on earth. In order to help him along, Jesus gave him a glimpse of his true glory, transfigured with Moses and Elijah. This … Continue reading

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Ready, steady, cook…!

I’m becoming used to these nice long Saturday morning lie-ins. I think it aligns well with my natural tendency to sleep. 🙂 Another cholesterol loaded breakfast of bacon, eggs and tomatoes, and then down to the park with Sam for … Continue reading

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Our Father, in heaven

Q: What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer? A: The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his … Continue reading

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An octave in one bow

Well, after a short hiatus due to various issues, I was back to learning the violin. Surprisingly, I hadn’t forgotten much, and moved onto attempting to play an octave scale in one bow. This wasn’t too difficult with just one … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 8:34-9:1 p.m.: Romans 4:1-16

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will … Continue reading

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Testosterone, adrenaline and petrol fumes…

After a pleasant lie-in, I finally awoke and cooked myself a breakfast of bacon, eggs and tomatoes….mmmm. Plenty of calories for the day! Met up with some of the lads from the church – and some others who were brave … Continue reading

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But we aren’t a game.

I saw The Last King of Scotland not so long ago, and thought this film is worth more words than many films I’ve seen. It weaves fiction with the very real horror inflicted on Uganda in the dictatorship of Idi … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Richard!

Managed to damage myself somehow on the football pitch this evening. I tried to quickly change direction and suddenly found pain in my lower back! I didn’t do much running or direction changing after that. Maybe I’m getting too old … Continue reading

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a.m.: Proverbs 11:4-31 p.m.: Roman 3:21-31

Of the many subjects the bible speaks about, and the book of Proverbs in particular, money is one of the most frequent. Wise use of money is a mark of godliness. It can be easy to fall into a simplistic … Continue reading

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I’m a cynical man

One of those crazy Saturdays! It was another very tiring afternoon playing football on a pitch with long grass. It’s amazing how a few inches extra causes so much more effort to be required. I guess the positive side is … Continue reading

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