Monthly Archives: July 2007

More than meets the eye

I saw Transformers this evening with my brother at the Slough Empire. It’s been quite a few years since the toys first appeared, only slightly shorter since the cartoons last aired on the telly and the animated movie graced the … Continue reading

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Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors

Q: What do we pray for in the fifth petition? A: In the fifth petition (which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors) we pray, That God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; … Continue reading

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A slighty better game

We played Hayes Town Chapel at 6-a-side football again. The final score was a little under debate; Was it 6-0 or 7-0? Although academic as we lost again! Saying that, the game felt a lot better with possession of the … Continue reading

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a.m.: Psalm 134 p.m.: John 5

A song of ascents. Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD. May the LORD, the Maker of … Continue reading

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A distinctly French evening

After a hearty breakfast, and a run around the football pitch, a group of us headed to the BBC Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall, for an evening of Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Fauré. The line-up was Prélude à l’après-midi d’un … Continue reading

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Yodh

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. I know, O LORD, that your laws … Continue reading

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a.m.: Mark 10:31-45 p.m.: Romans 8

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mk 10:45 Jesus’ mission on earth was primarily a vicarious mission. He had come not … Continue reading

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Going like clockwork

My life appears to have become a routine. Not that I’m complaining. Football on Monday and Saturday was fun and enjoyable, if slightly tiring! My violin lesson on Tuesday introduced a few new pieces and scales, as well as another … Continue reading

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a.m.: Luke 11:1-13 p.m.: Romans 8:10-29

When we put our faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, we are justified before God, and his Spirit works in us to sanctify us. That is not all though, for not only do we receive these benefits, … Continue reading

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Fish, fish and fish

After another sunny afternoon playing football, I met up with some of the former members of the Harlington Singers at Brown’s in Windsor for a meal. The food was great, and I started off with mussels for starters and then … Continue reading

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And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air

There was a distinctly American flavour to this evening’s concert at The Royal School of Military Music, Kneller Hall. With a number of jazz and swing pieces, and a few pieces of comprising American folk and popular music, all thrown … Continue reading

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A Fancy Feasting second-rate sidekick…

Saw Shrek the Third this evening. After the very original first and even better second films in the Shrek series, I had high expectations for the third. As far as films go, it was entertaining, with funny moments liberally scattered … Continue reading

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Tropical…

My work colleagues and I were playing our usual game of five-a-side football this evening, and the skies appeared to be clearing. The whole day was showers on and off and I wondered how the evening would be. About 20 … Continue reading

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a.m. Jeremiah 3 p.m.: Romans 8:10-16

In Jeremiah, God calls his people to repent. They had strayed from him and served other gods. They are is likened to a wife who had been unfaithful to her husband, using rather graphic language. For sin in any guise … Continue reading

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