Saturday, 14 June 2014

I told you I was ill!!

Never manage to extract much sympathy from friends and family when ill; that is the ones that come anywhere near me.

This is the best I've managed in a long time. On happening upon this in a gift shop a couple of good friends were overcome with hysterical laughter as I popped into their minds.

Well, I thought they were good friends...

Not In Love with the World Cup?

Then you'll appreciate this picture which popped up on my Facebook news feed yesterday:

Photo: Football

Time to Brew Up

At the end of an exceptionally busy Saturday which saw me leaving the house at the unearthly hour of 0855 the teabag is in the mug and happily brewing.

So the new job doesn't get much of a mention on the blog (but the happy smiling Miss Anna says it all; such an answer to prayer to have found such an ideal job!) but one of the new things I've learned is brewing up for anything up to 8 colleagues at a time. I never knew there were such different combinations of taste in both tea and coffee preferences. Think I've cracked it but got them all written down on a post-it just in case I have a bit of ditsy brunette day!

Mine is very simple. Just a normal cup of tea; best go and whip the teabag out before it becomes abnormal.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

On Repeat

So, you know who you have a piece of music and you listen and listen and listen and listen to it over and over and over again??!!

Latest victim, Clean Bandit

Loving this band of classically trained musicians climbing the charts with some fizz and pop.

Happiness

Are we going for superficial or deep rooted here?

Alright, lets get the superficial out the way:


  • things going right for a change
  • being in love
  • new car/job/house
  • holiday in exotic destination
the list continues

Deep rooted...so, there's that big hole in our lives however crammed full with the other stuff. Just not quite enough and we're always reaching out, wanting more. (check out this link: The Gap of Eternity).

Where does this come from? A broken relationship. We were created to be in a close and intimate relationship with the one who lovingly created and gave us a garden called Eden. We disobeyed (let "we" be called "Adam and Eve") and rebelled against God and had to face the consequences of this including a broken relationship with God. Instead of friends with God, enemies with God. 

The solution. A saviour to bridge the gap between a perfect God and us, who are lost in our sin eg we choose to go our own way rather than living in a way that is pleasing to God. Jesus died to bridge the gap between us and God. He died so that by trusting in him, we can once again have a close relationship with God and be deeply happy and satisfied in him. We now have a life filled with purpose, love and meaning.

Now that's something to smile about.