Saturday, 6 April 2013

Psalm 40

we have a great and all powerful God:

Psalm 40

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.
Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]
Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
    but my ears you have opened[c]
    burnt offerings and sin offerings[d] you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.[e]
I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.”
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
    I do not seal my lips, Lord,
    as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
    I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
    from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
    my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
    and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.
14 May all who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”
17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
    you are my God, do not delay.


Sleepless in Lancaster

one hour cat nap is not enough....please come to me sleep!!!!

Old friends

Worth their weight in gold...especially when they pop by for a brew at just the right time...
You've been on my mind

A beautiful  love song from Adele....

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Travels

Not so much the arriving that matters but how you get there...

A night of sleep

OK, it wasn't a whole night but it was enough for now; always something to be thankful for








Miranda

There are some worrying similarities between me and  Miranda.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wmxg1/Miranda_Series_2_A_New_Low/


Hair Angst

Having had most of my mop cut off I am facing the reality of the financial burden of short hair in the frequency of hair cuts required to keep the style:

long hair: 4 times a year

short hair: 9-10 times a year


not fair but I guess Anne Hathaway can afford the frequency of hair cuts!!

Adele

Been listening to her earlier stuff but this really takes you back to the latest bond film which is a must if you haven't seen it.... Skyfall


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Sleepless in Lancaster

Maybe if I watched Sleepless in Seatle I will cease to be sleepless in Lancaster. One hour slept...what about the other five?! I love that film...makes me cry buckets at the last scene,,,


Psalm 103


below taken from counselingoneanother, Paul Tautges blog
Brothers and sisters in Christ deliberately remember these truths from Psalm 103.
  1. He pardons all your iniquities.
  2. He heals all your diseases (if not immediately, He will when He returns).
  3. He redeems your life—not only your soul—from the pit (of destruction and hopelessness).
  4. He loves you, is kind to you, and feels compassion toward you.
  5. He fills you to full with good things.
  6. He renews your strength, causing you to soar like the eagle.
  7. He acts in righteousness and justice toward the oppressed (v. 7 illustrates this).
  8. He is compassionate.
  9. He is gracious.
  10. He is slow to anger, not short-fused.
  11. He abounds in lovingkindness, pours it out, not in trickles.
  12. He will not hold on to His anger against you (that has already been propitiated in Jesus).
  13. He has not treated you as your sins deserve.
  14. His lovingkindness is great toward those who continue to fear Him.
  15. He has removed your transgressions, and their punishments, far from you.
  16. He has compassion on your frail, weakened frame.
  17. His lovingkindness is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting.
  18. His righteousness is to children’s children, i.e. He will be faithful to His promises toward you.
  19. His sovereign rule remains over all, which includes every detail of your life.

Sleep

Wow, what a different world I inhabit after a night of sleep.