Monday, 26 December 2011

Mobile access

I can now contribute to this blog from my mobile! This is pretty amazing, at any point when I'm up and about I can post any thought which pops into my head....doesn't happen very often so just as well to seize the moment! Can also post photos straight away which is pretty cool.
Anyway, gotta get moving. Christmas is about to start as little SIS and bro in law arrive soon. Waited extra 24 hours to open pressies

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Saw another blog today and was surprised that my blog had more hits according to the statistics. Mind you, not had many hits in more recent times.

On a completely different topic: Am I really thick for being surprised that Henry Kissinger is still alive? Seen him talking on the news. I googled him and found this:

Found out today that the 3rd most popular thing to be looked for on Google was.....answer in next posting.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Write every day??? Well, maybe not. Just got in from a pleasant evening at woman's fellowship where we spent time together doing some fun games, having some encouragement from the word of God and chillin' out together with some nibbles. It was a lovely evening spent in sweet company. Off to bed soon because it is a "school" night.

Friday, 2 December 2011

This has to be written on every day, forcing myself to do so as a discipline. Hope it isn't too hard for you to be reading it. It has been another long day and I am dead on my feet to use that expression. Thankful for the weekend and an opportunity to re-charge batteries. Discovered today at 3pm that I am not superwoman when the effects of long hours this week suddenly hit me. God knew what he was doing when he made a 7 day week with 1 day of rest and even better to have the 2 days of the weekend. Enjoy but most of all remember our good God who gives us so many daily blessings.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

T mobile flash mob adverts eat your heart out. Here's Lancaster's own with a musical flavour:
Thankful for a day nearly ended. Been a long one trying to get a task completed at work but it's all done now and in the bag. Having my blog online again is a nice little thought which keeps popping into my head every now and again. Means I have to work at thinking of material to add and keeping my eyes and ears open to what is going on in the world around me. When I feel I've written enough I'll post it onto facebook again so people can read but for now it's a little boring and outdated.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Been far too long since I was last here. Gonna be a slow business getting back up to speed again but a part of me has been missing by now having the outlet of cake and ice cream. Good to be back.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

Monday, 21 March 2011

What's the point in having a blog if you can't use it to store stuff? Going to Karoke with with the fiddle later...
The dawn is starting to appear after a very long, dark night.

"I would have lost heart unless I had believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living"

Friday, 18 March 2011

Your heavenly Father knows you need all these things. As we consider Jesus's teaching on worry it is important to remember that he is encouraging us to keep our eyes on the Father heart of God. As a Father provides for his children and takes care of them so we can trust our heavenly Father to do the same. He knows us inside out and has more insight into us than we can ever have. He knows our every need. And we can trust him to supply everything that we need. This is often in conflict with what we want. But we can lay hold of his promise that "all things work together for good to those that love God." He is working out his good purposes in our life even when we can't see it.

I have had insight into that this week. Particularly coupled with his timing.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Just one more. No I shouldn't. Yes you can, it won't do any harm.

No I'm not trying to resist chocolate biscuits. I am not trying to battle against a chocolate addiction. I've started knitting! Once you get started you don't want to put it down...

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

I have just sorted through a whole load of files and chucked and ordered stuff related to them. Is it sad that this produces a warm glow inside?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Repentance. Turning away from the direction you've been going in and going the opposite way. Making a 180 degree rotation. Instead of walking away from God, walking towards him. Outward behaviour is one area but when it comes to the way we think, that is a place of subtle thinking patterns which only God can see. It also connects so closely with our hearts, emotions and attitudes. How do we retrain the way we think when we discover that a way of thinking or thought pattern is sinful? We seek to replace it with the word of God.

"I have hidden your word in my heart that I may not sin against you" Psalm 119 v 11

 Filling our mind with truth instead of lies. Learning to fix our eyes more and more on the Lord in every situation. Being changed and conformed to his image.
Sobering to listen to a news report while I was cooking my tea earlier on life in Haiti, one year on after the earthquake. One man described his "food" as drinking salted water. Another talked about living amongst rats and feeling subhuman. We take so much of our daily comforts for granted. We've long forgotten about Haiti as it comes off the top edition of the news headlines and other tragic events take over. But, for those living their lives their, daily hunger and grinding poverty are a constant reality.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Is anyone beyond the reach of his saving grace?
Can we run away beyond his reach?

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139 v7-12
We can waste a lot of time asking "why"? Things come into our lives which swamp and overwhelm us and we feel so perplexed and confused. Sometimes it seems like the Lord has backed us into a corner where the only place to find comfort and help is in the promises of his word:

The Lord is my rock, my refuge and my deliverer.
My God is my rock in whom I take refuge.

I love those personal pronouns; "my God." What an amazing thing to be able to say. We have a good God.