Monthly Archives: May 2007

Joyeux anniversaire Mim!

The weather seemed to change during the night, causing me to awaken in the middle of the night with cold feet sticking out of the end of my duvet. After various bouts of intermittent sleep I awoke on Bank Holiday … Continue reading

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 p.m.: Romans 6:15-23

As the apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth concerning the wisdom of God, and to the church in Rome concerning the bondage of sin, we are told of one who is able to release us from that sin. … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

We had our first quasi-match as HWEC football team, versus this afternoon! There were enough people from the church, and enough of an opposition to pretty much play as a team. We didn’t do too badly either – 4-3 in … Continue reading

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Evangelical vs Evangelistic

As I  watch the TV, when I talk with others, I find it irksome when words are misused. One of my pet peeves is the misuse of the words evangelical and evangelistic. From context, you can usually guess which of … Continue reading

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Mrs Peacock, in the library, with the candlestick

I always wonder about people who approach you in the street trying to get your attention for something. I always wonder if they’re after money. As I stood in Slough high street waiting for Ally this afternoon, this chap came … Continue reading

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The will of God

Q: What do we pray for in the third petition? A: In the third petition (which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven) we pray, That God, by his grace, would make us able and … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 10:1-12 p.m.: Romans 5:20-6:14

As Jesus taught in Trans-Jordan, some Pharisees thought they’d trap him with a burning issue of the day. Two rabbinical schools of thought on the grounds for divorce vied for popularity. Surely Jesus would take a side and become entrapped. … Continue reading

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re: Little things with so many possibilities

It’s been almost three weeks since I put the ultrasonic, electromagnetic, electronic rodent deterrent in my loft. (I feel a quote from Aliens coming on…anyway) I’d been periodically inspecting my loft to see if I could work out where the … Continue reading

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It just came off in my hand

On of those Saturday’s where nothing appears to go to plan, but it all turns out ok in the end. I guess the start of the day was a sign of things to come. The cadence of my morning ritual … Continue reading

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Social music

I guess music shouldn’t always be a solitary experience, but a shared one. The advantage of learning the violin is that there is plenty of duet material out there. Whether it’s duets with other violinists, or material accompanied by a … Continue reading

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Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

Goodbye Bafana is yet another film whose subject is Africa. It bears similar resemblance to Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland in that it tells us a story in Africa through the eyes of a white man. This … Continue reading

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a.m.: Proverbs 31 p.m.: Romans 5

This chapter of the book of Proverbs starts with words of caution from a mother to her son. Words of caution concerning his relationships with women and finding a mate, that he choose wisely and carefully. The Proverbs in general … Continue reading

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May showers

It would appear that April and May have been swapped! Whilst April was remarkably warm and dry, May (so far) has turned out to be wet and ever so slightly chilly! However, this didn’t stop us playing football this afternoon. … Continue reading

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Evidently not as geeky as I thought I was

Hat tip to Luke. My results from O’Reilly’s code quiz, which although is merely shameless advertising, is slightly fun. 🙂 Total points: 215 Bonus points: 30 Number correct: 36 Number incorrect: 14 Number skipped: 0 Fastest answer: 3.27 seconds Slowest … Continue reading

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Scales of B and C major, three octaves

It seems odd that, one of the first scales you ever learn on the piano, C major, is one of the last ones you learn on the violin. After attempting three octaves of it,  I can see why though. I … Continue reading

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