Harvey… Important news this week… Harvey Fountain had his driving licence picture taken with a colander on his head… Harvey’s a Pastafarian, a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastafarians believe that this invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe…They wear pasta strainers as official religious headwear. Harvey’s name… onContinue reading “What’s In A Name?“
The other day a message popped up on my blog site: ‘Congratulations. You’re on a 900-day streak.’ I’ve been writing my musings each day for 2½ years! Much of the time it’s been against a backdrop of bad news. ‘Unprecedented’ has been used to describe the global pandemic, the uncertainty of Brexit, Black Lives Matter,Continue reading “Ain’t Got No/ I Got Life“
Yesterday I read ‘Competition is a gift from God…’ an article by a ‘Jonny Reid’. I was interested firstly because I’ve known a ‘Jonny Read’ for 35 years (who’s nothing like the article writer) and secondly because I have a love-hate relationship with ‘competition’… …As a young man I enjoyed taking part in competitive sport…Continue reading “Competition and Comparison“
Last night was our church ‘Home Group’. 11 of us sat in our lounge, chatting, reflecting, praying about work, home, health, church… our journeys through life… We looked in our rear-view mirror at where we’ve been recently; we looked around at our current location – our present situations; we looked through the windscreen at whereContinue reading “Watch For The Signs…“
Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,Look upon a little child;Pity my simplicity,Suffer me to come to Thee. I learnt this prayer as a small child. I knew about Jesus; I didn’t understand ‘mice in Plicity’. Where was this place and why should I pity the mice there? The Andrex advert has had many versions… there’s alwaysContinue reading “Andrex Men… And Women“
I have a problem this morning. My pair of Monday socks with ‘Dreading Mondays’ on them accidentally got caught up in the wash – so I can’t wear them. My autistic-spectrum mindset requires that I must wear Monday socks on Monday – and no others! We’re good at focusing on our problems… We worry aboutContinue reading “From Fasting to Feasting“
We have walked the wildernessAnd have proved Your faithfulnessAnd known Your presenceAnd some have stumbled on the wayBy grace alone, we’re here todayHere in Your presence I discovered this Graham Kendrick song recently. It’s about Caleb – one of my Bible-story-heroes. God said of him: ‘My servant Caleb has a different spirit and has followedContinue reading “Give Me This Mountain (Caleb’s Song)“
Yesterday… …At The Seagull Theatre I saw ‘Satellites’… Natalie Songer told the true story of two brothers, her great-uncles Uncle Cor and Uncle Tom were Dutch, young men when Germany invaded Holland in 1940. Both had fine scientific minds. Cor worked in a factory making radios and was eventually taken to a concentration camp whereContinue reading “A Brand Snatched From The Fire“
Yesterday… …I read: ‘I’m a person who wants to do a lot of things trapped in a body that doesn’t’. …Considering the many garden jobs… 40 years ago I would have been well motivated and acted speedily. I put in a new fence panel – they seem to get heavier; I tidied up old tomatoContinue reading “Struggles of the Body. Mind and Spirit.“
Blessed: ‘of enjoying happiness; or, bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune.’ (Merriam-Webster) We were in a restaurant recently. My wife, Rachel, sneezed. A waitress and a random customer said, ‘Bless you.’ We smiled. ‘Thank you.’ Rachel sneezed again… ‘Blessing’ a sneeze has been part of our culture for centuries. John Aubrey in his collection ofContinue reading “Bless You“
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.