Monthly Archives: August 2007

Slightly gritty

Went to the London Hong Kong Restaurant near Heathrow, just off the Bath Road, as some of the family were visiting. After staring at the varied menu, we settled on the seafood set meal for four. The two starters were … Continue reading

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Jerry Haglund 1935-2007

Attended the funeral of Jerry this afternoon. Something struck me during the singing of the second hymn, a verse of ‘And Can It Be?’ which is not usually sung: Still the small inward voice I hear, That whispers all my … Continue reading

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Bourne again

I saw The Bourne Ultimatum, the latest of the Bourne series of films, this evening. I’d enjoyed the previous two films, and I’d also been tipped off about the plot when I read a pseudo-review of the film by David … Continue reading

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Frisbee and football

Woke up this morning, picked up a sausage and egg McMuffin and trundled down to the church to help set up the building for the forthcoming Holiday Bible Club. Once we’d decked out the hall in balloons, bunting and all … Continue reading

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a.m.: 2 Kings 6,7 p.m.: Romans 8:28

We’re not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. 2 Kings 7:9 As Christians, we so easily forget the greatness of the good news we have, and neglect to tell others. … Continue reading

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The Anti-Dave

I’ve had a fairly productive day today! I awoke to a warm summer’s day with chores lined up ahead. I did my laundry, including the odd rug and bath mat, tidied the house, polished the furniture, cleaned the toilet and … Continue reading

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Madness

Went to the Toby carvery in Old Windsor this evening to celebrate Sam’s birthday. I hadn’t been ot a carvery in ages, so it was a nice change. The meat was delicious and succulent, with my only gripe being that … Continue reading

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And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one

Q: What do we pray for in the sixth petition? A: In the sixth petition, (which is, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,”) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to … Continue reading

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Sixths

I learnt a very new scale today – B flat major, in sixths, double stopped. Fortunately, reading more than one note at a time isn’t too difficult! I also did a review all quite a few of the pieces I’ve … Continue reading

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A theism

I do not feel that I am the product of chance, a speck of dust in the universe, but someone who was expected, prepared, prefigured. In short, a being whom only a Creator could put here; and this idea of … Continue reading

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a.m.: 1 Corinthians 12 p.m.: Genesis 18

As Paul replied to the letter the church in Corinth had sent him, he addressed the issue of gifts and talents. Paul starts by pointing out we each have different gifts and talents. Even though we are all baptised in … Continue reading

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To the Church of God in…Aberystwyth

Another quiet week on the blog front as I was in Aberystwyth for the annual EMW English speaking conference. This year’s theme was looking at the first and second chapters of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. Ted Donnelly led … Continue reading

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Friday night celluloid

After much planning, we convened this evening to have a ping pong tournament. Various contestants from HWEC and HTC lined up to represent their respective churches. Despite my cold, I participated, and by the end I was shattered! All was … Continue reading

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a.m.: Ephesians 6:4 p.m.: Hebrews 12:2

Towards the end of his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul gives instruction to parents and children, using the relationship between Christ and the church as an example. For a strong family, the husband must love his wife. Just … Continue reading

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The Acts of the Holy Spirit

I had my annual week away from civilisation in sunny Tywyn with CCIW! I was slightly apprehensive about the week, as the previous two months’ weather was slightly damp, to say the least! On Saturday night it was raining, but … Continue reading

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