Saturday, 22 May 2010

Sun, sun, sun...enjoy the one day of proper summer while it lasts!
If you're a Christian, take a moment today to thank God for his goodness to our nation. And don't forget to pray for revivial too. The only solution for our country is the gospel; only the grace of God can change human hearts. http://www.westminster2010.org.uk/news/election-results-in-more-mps-supportive-of-christian-conscience---mond/

Friday, 21 May 2010

Sometimes you just have to STOP...chill-ax and leave the Lord to take care of EVERYTHING. He can be trusted...
Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2040:25-31&version=NIV
God is good, 24/7...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Not been perfect, but all in all, a good day. And with the sun shining can hunt out a good sunset! God is so good.
Success.........got what I wanted from the "company".....only took about an hour....wow.....lost for words....Ain't life just great!
"Young, Restless and Reformed, add to your amazon wish list

Even if you're not Young, not Restless and not Reformed a fascinating read of what the Lord is doing in America using the likes of John Piper, Mark Driscoll et al...and even if you're a charasmatic there's a chapter for you....now there are American "reformed charasmatics" wot sing hymns which are hundreds of years old...
http://www.yummycupcake.co.uk/ has now overtaken Star Bucks...best thing is the shape of the mugs. Miss Anna is a very fickle coffee shop chooser...no sense of loyalty...easily swayed...where will be next???
Just about to make the 2nd phone call of the day to a "business" which needs certain "security info" which I didn't happen to have on me when I made the first call. Favourite drink in Star Bucks isn't a good answer...aaaaggghhhhh, ggggrrrrrrhhhhh, aaaaggghhhh.......that's better. Here we go again.....it's the jingles you have to listen to while you wait.....calm down, count to ten 1, 2, 3 (erm, what next?)............phone call Take 2...
Allotments are the best: join the TAAA, The Allotment Appreciation Association; they're like a bunch of amazing people...meet them and life is never the same again...just make sure you have an escape route out...Allotments can be muddy places but the vegetables they produce are amazing especially the radishes and the garlic...to die for...
A new day dawned...what will today bring?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1r6GcPqFSo (Jamie Cullum would be a nice surprise but I'm not holding my breath on that one!!!)
Good to see some readers are ticking the comments boxes. But only some and not all. Ticking off (!) here from Miss Anna (with a scary "look")...and you could even put some comments below. The last reader that did that got a chocolate bar...making no promises but...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Here are a couple more blogs; much more high brow and theological than mine tho!
http://thoughtfromtheday.blogspot.com/ and http://pebrown.blogspot.com/
Nearly died of laughter at this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fBBppLsu2s
Takes a long time to grow an old friend...
Cooked veggie breakfast and a latte in the SAINs cafe. One of life's simple but delightful pleasures...
When a friend is really going through it show you care...they might not want to talk, meet up, answer the phone but you can find ways of making them laugh, silly texts, facebook messages...etc and they won't feel so alone when they're walking through a dark time.

We've all been there.."I want to help X but I don't know what to say"..."I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing"..."they must have loads of people helping them; they wouldn't want a card from me..." The list is endless eh?

So if you have a friend who is going through it don't be afraid to show you care; tiny things might just make their day.

http://www.ccef.org/moving-toward-people

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Miss Anna is wavering between going to watch Westlife or Leona Lewis in concert...this sways her towards Westlife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_MydgRFZw&feature=channel

but then then towards Leona... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epqw4Xceebg

???

BTW, Footprints in the Sand is based on this poem: http://footprints-inthe-sand.com/index.php?page=Poem/Poem.php
If you own a pet and it gets sick then look no further than here: http://www.merialvetsite.com/sites/lancashirevet/home.html
(and I think I'm owed a free lunch for that little piece of advertising given that I don't even own anything which I'd ever need to take to the vet....and like millions of people read my blog....)
Why is falling in love so dangerous? Because you run the risk of losing what you want more than words can say... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5oAKyC4w-U
A wise friend of mine who is now in a far better place once gave me some very sound advice: "you know when you've met the right person, you don't need to convince yourself."
God's timing is always perfect...down to the nearest second...
Great place, good place to go for a long gas with an old friend because tucked away from everywhere:
http://www.yummycupcake.co.uk/
However, I can see trouble ahead with the arrival of these things: http://www.whoopiepies.org/
They may have been around for a while but they could well be the new cupcake, SAINs magazine this month is show casing them. Last Autumn Peggy Porschen was leading the trail with her wonderful cup cakes. If SAINs mag reckon whoopies are the new thing they're probably right...oh dear."yummywhoopiepie" just doesn't sound the same.

Miss Anna is OK tho cos she'll probably just continue in the rut of Star Bucks cos they're the best, always the same, right down to the tables always being cluttered with the previous person's stuff...and that odour of milk and baby food which is always around.
New day...

Monday, 17 May 2010

Two are better than one...
Hairdressers in Lancaster:

http://www.joandcass.co.uk/salons.php

http://www.mattpaulhair.co.uk/
blueberries and yogurt for breakfast....yum
So, who's gonna come and watch Leona with me (and pay £80 for my ticket too)?
http://www.allgigs.co.uk/view/article/2238/Leona_Lewis_Summer_2010_UK_Tour_Expanded.html
For any of my readers considering the possibility of future theological study here are some Biblically sound institutions which also do correspondence courses. It is my prayer that some of you guys will feel called to the ministry; how we need a new generation of gospel preachers faithful to the word of God. Anyway, here we go:

http://www.west.org.uk/

http://www.ltslondon.org/
An extract from Jonathon Edwards description of heaven and perfect human relationships (need a larger brain than mine to read the whole article): http://www.biblebb.com/files/edwards/charity16.htm

Heavenly lovers will have no doubt of the love of each other. They shall have no fear that the declarations and professions of love are hypocritical; but shall be perfectly satisfied of the sincerity and strength of each other’s affection, as much as if there were a window in every breast, so that everything in the heart could be seen. There shall be no such thing as flattery or dissimulation in heaven, but there perfect sincerity shall reign through all and in all. Every one will be just what he seems to be, and will really have all the love that he seems to have. It will not be as in this world, where comparatively few things are what they seem to be, and where professions are often made lightly and without meaning; but there every expression of love shall come from the bottom of the heart, and all that is professed shall be really and truly felt.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Miss Anna had a lovely surprise this morning....