“in the image of”

26 05 2013

Have you ever pondered on this phrase?

In the Bible we’re told “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1v27

I get what the image of something is, but what about in the image? You might say “oh she’s the image of her mother!” but you wouldn’t say she’s in the image of her mother (would you? maybe I’m wrong!).

The only place where bible gateways search pointed me to a reference of the image of God was Colossians 1v15: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” which is a direct reference to Jesus, saying He is the image of His father.

So what does in His image mean? Does it mean we’re like a part of Him? That we have some similarities?

Any thoughts?!

The Time Traveler’s Wife – by Audrey Niffenegger

20 05 2013

I’d seen the film of this a long time ago, but as books are so often better and I’d picked it up cheaply in one of those bargain bookshops years ago I thought I’d knock it off my list.

I found this a bit tricky to get into. The first chunk of the book time jumps around a lot, and it was pretty hard to follow. However, once the book reached a point where there was a bit more flow to time, as in you were at least watching one of the characters timelines chronologically, it got far easier to understand what was going on!

The book got a bit dodgy in places, but only really 3-4 times max, most of it was clean or I’d’ve given up far earlier, but really it was only a couple of scenes that I could get past and move on.

Once I got into it the narrative got stronger and stronger until, as so often happens, I couldn’t put it down! I knew what was coming having seen the film, but still it’s very well written!

If you can get past a bit of smut (what a great word!) and confusion, then worth a read. I don’t know if I’d read it a second time now I’ve done it the once, especially as the film is a cleaner version! But it’s a lovely story 🙂

the time travelers wife

Friday five favourite: Crisps!

17 05 2013

I go through phases with crisps. I won’t eat them for years even months, purely because they’re not something I think of to buy, but when I have them they’re pretty good! Here’s another top five… Happy Friday!

What are your favourite crisps?

Walkers Prawn Cocktail

Pringles Ridges Ready Salted

Walkers Sensations Gently Infused Lime and Thai Spices

Kettle Chips Lightly Salted

Vegetable Crisps

One of the forgotten benefits of summer is…

16 05 2013

Now I’ve stopped wearing socks for the summer (unless the weather *really* messes up!) it means that I’ve saved a good chunk of time every time I do laundry in not having to pair them all up again!

New Year’s Resolution – Review 2

4 05 2013
  • Only buy FairTrade chocolate – not bad at all – bought some chocolate digestives recently, but that doesn’t count under the rules 🙂
  • Read more – Blitzed the hunger games lately, but now a bit slower reading Time Travellers wife – anything that jumps around in time is a little harder to read! and I’m not making as much time for it, but I’m over halfway through!
  • Limit daily time spent watching TV series on DVD – not so great in so much as in the last few weeks a lot of good tv series have started, and I’ve signed up to lovefilm instant, watched all of Downton Abbey series 3, and a few films and started One Tree Hill (though fortunately not won over by it yet!). This resolution needs refocussing. But at least I’m not watching tele for the sake of it, everything I watch is because I want to watch it now.
  • Exercise – fail. however I want to get one of those weighted hula hoops so it can be combined with the fail above!
  • Better bedtime routine – again it’s dropped a bit. I think I’ve had too long a wait between reviews! The laptop is staying on while I get ready for bed which isn’t so good
  • Sort through my photos and print off some for a photo album – still on the to do list
  • Put clothes away at night – been poor for a while but about a week ago I had a good tidy up, fixed the wardrobe, and I’ve managed to maintain this for a week now, which may now be a record!
  • Write down good things that happen and put them in a jar – didn’t do any in April, but a couple of days ago again had a catch up on everything since late March! It’s like I knew I was going to do this!
  • Learn to love God more, do everything for His glory, and make time for Him. – This is a resolution for every year!

Not the greatest review, ‘must try harder’