Advent 2012

30 11 2012

The past few years I’ve given up a combination of my Facebook and Twitter statuses (stati?!) each advent to put up a bible verse each day to tell the Christmas Story over the period.

This year for a change I’m doing something a little different. Each day the bible verses will appear here on my blog instead of on my social networks, and with each one I’ll share a video. Some days it’ll be carols, other days Christmas messages, other days silly clips, and still other days Christmas pop songs – all sorts!

So do visit over December, see what you find! 🙂

A little bonus to get you in the mood – matching the weather outside!

Sleep Survey!

24 11 2012

Two very easy Questions I’m curious on! please click below 🙂 :
Using Survey Monkey

Psalm 101

18 11 2012

This week at our midweek prayer meeting at church someone read Psalm 100 to us, which is a wonderful Psalm and an encouragement.

But when he finished, I carried on and read Psalm 101 which I didn’t know so well. It’s written by David, and talks about how he lives his life. I don’t know about you but I’m miles off from the standards he sets! Just have a read…

I will sing of your love and justice;
to you, Lord, I will sing praise.
I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
when will you come to me?
I will conduct the affairs of my house
with a blameless heart.
I will not look with approval
on anything that is vile.
I hate what faithless people do;
I will have no part in it.
The perverse of heart shall be far from me;
I will have nothing to do with what is evil.
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret,
I will put to silence;
whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart,
I will not tolerate.
My eyes will be on the faithful in the land,
that they may dwell with me;
the one whose walk is blameless
will minister to me.
No one who practices deceit
will dwell in my house;
no one who speaks falsely
will stand in my presence.
Every morning I will put to silence
all the wicked in the land;
I will cut off every evildoer
from the city of the Lord.

Ineke’s philosophies on life: If you’re early you will be late

17 11 2012

“If you are have plenty of time, you are far more likely to end up running late”

On a Wednesday I go home from work, have dinner, and have to be out the door again by 6.20pm, and it seems that the earlier I get home, the more time I think I have, so the slower I take things, and so the more likely I am to end up being late!

C.S. Lewis – A slightly more controversial opinion?

11 11 2012

I don’t know about you, but generally, every time I read or hear a C.S. Lewis quote I think wow that’s brilliant, and generally just have no doubt in it. However, at the moment I’m reading Mere Christianity and this morning came across this quote:

If you had committed a murder, the right Christian thing to do would be to give yourself up to the police and be hanged. It is, therefore, in my opinion, perfectly right for a Christian judge to sentence a man to death or a Christian soldier to kill an enemy. I always have thought so, ever since I became a Christian, and long before the war, and I still think so now that we are at peace.

A bit different, hey? He continues:

It is no good quoting “Thou shalt not kill.” There are two Greek words: the ordinary word to kill and the word to murder. And when Christ quote that commandment He uses the murder one in all three accounts. Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And I am told there is the same distinction in Hebrew. All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery.

So I’ve never read anything like this before – I’d be interested in your opinions! Any thoughts?!

Friday five favourite: Sandwiches

9 11 2012

Coronation chicken

Just beautiful, and with fruit and stuff to make it healthy! Best on granary

Peanut butter and jam

A good mixture of protein and fruit – best with soft 50/50 bread 🙂

Pork & Apple Sauce

Leftover Sunday port with apple sauce in some seeded bread – yummy!

Fuzzy’s Roast Dinner in a Sandwich

Just brilliant, roast meat with all the trimmings including yorkshires, potatoes, veg, gravy, sauce, all in one sandwich!

Corn Beef & Mustard

A nice cheap basic lunch, again a good match for soft 50/50 bread!

Ineke’s philosophies on life: the height of your pillows

5 11 2012

A couple of months ago a friend told me lots of pillows was bad for you, so I cut down by one and recently have started to get pain in my shoulder, so instead, I propose this:

The height of your stack of pillows when compressed by the weight of your head should be equal to the horizontal distance between your cheek and your pillow.