Good Friday

Friday, April 14th, 2017 08:16 pm
debris4spike: (Cross - Paid in full)
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Today is Good Friday - the day that we remember that God's Son Jesus was crucified, with two criminals, outside Jerusalem's walls. The pure Son of God died and was buried in a borrowed tomb.

Exeter, like many towns & cities, had a walk of witness this morning, although I didn't go. Exeter has a big event in front of the Cathedral including a play to show those events of the trial and Crucifixion. As a personal choice I do not like to see Jesus being portrayed by anyone. It is great that it's so many people forget what Easter is about. The weather was good, so hopefully a lot of people learnt a bit about The Bible this morning.

And, yes, I have just had 2 hot cross buns with my tea!

Happy Easter
debris4spike: (Closer to God)
Back 18 months ago I started posting a verse that had lept out at me while I was reading the Bible in the morning.  As I said then, no insults meant, just for my own personal focus and reminder.  Over the last months life has been weird, and LJ got missed more than read, so although I read the Bible, I didn't post much.

However a couple of verses I read this morning I loved.  I read from The Message in a morning, which is a paraphrased Bible written in modern English.

One of the readings i had today was Psalm 36, and here is one of the sections -

v 5-6
God’s love is meteoric,
his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks
.
debris4spike: (Kindle Readers (7 & the doctor))
Day 05 → talk about books this year

As ever have continued to read more Spuffy fan-fic.  There seem to have been a few new writers recently that has really given some great new stories.

I have been reading quite a lot of regency-style romances (like the Georgette Heyer style).  When I packed up all Mum & Dad's books there were a lot  I wanted to read, so while in chaos have downloaded loads onto my Kindle.  Come Christmas (I hope) I shall be able to get back to some proper sets of books again, for example I am looking forward to re-reading the whole Anne of Green Gables series.

I am hoping that the next Dresden Files will be done soon, as that is a series I am enjoying, and re-read the last 3 books this Spring.

Still like to start my day with a Bible reading, at present I am in Leviticus.
debris4spike: (James with Halo!)
So many people say that they can't believe the Bible as it was written so long ago.  However this morning as I was reading in the book of Acts, from a modern version, I read the following verse -

"On the day set for the meeting, Herod, robed in pomposity, took his place on the throne and regaled them with a lot of hot air."
From Acts 12 (The Message)

So even though this was written about a political leader in 40AD, it seems to fit many of todays political leaders, whether here in England, or around the world.

Happy Easter

Sunday, March 27th, 2016 02:21 pm
debris4spike: (Christ is Risen)

Christian



As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him." (Mark 16 : 5-6)

“We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.” (Romans 6:9)

Hoping that you all have a lovely Easter Day, and manage to get some sunshine (we have had some here).  My great grandmother always said that you would see some sunshine on Easter Day, and yet again she is right (she died in 1930, aged 78)

Good Friday

Friday, March 25th, 2016 08:47 am
debris4spike: (Cross - Paid in full)
Hoping that you will all stop for a moment and remember the real meaning of Good Friday.

John 19: 16 - 19 (NIV)
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of Nazareth, the king of the Jews.

This is a version of a hymn that we all know, many sang it at Sunday School .... There is a Green Hill, but it is sung to the tune of House of the Rising Sun

Dad

Monday, February 8th, 2016 02:52 pm
debris4spike: (Son of a preacher man.)
I wanted to share this picture I have just received.

Sadly, when Mum died and Dad had his stroke, his Alzheimer's got worse, and as you know I am unable to care for him, so he has has to go into a home. Every morning he has personal-care time for about 20 mins, and the one thing they all knows he loves doing is reading the Bible. So, every day the Bible is read to him. Whenever I go we also read the Bible, but it's nice to see that Dad, who was a preacher all his life, is still instrumental in sharing the Bible with those around.

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Daily Bible Reading

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 03:15 pm
debris4spike: (Amen!)
I have been a bit out of sequence recently as the exhaustion has hit, but am back on track again today.

So, I return to Genesis, and Jacob marrying the love of his life and her sister.  The sister Leah has children, and a couple of the meanings jumped out at me in the first 4 children.  Not just were they named to help Leah at the time, but their names continued to mean something when these babies grew up and became heads of their tribes.

LEVI -  His name means attachment, connection.  Leah felt thet Jacob would feel connected to her again at this time.  Levi became the head of the priests ... they are the ones who helped the Jews connect, stay attached to God.

JUDAH - His name means praise.  She praised God that she had children from her marriage.  The tribe of judah is also the tribe that Jesus was born into ... the true reason to praise God.                                                               
debris4spike: (Amen!)
I know I haven't posted daily, but have read the Bible.  As I was ill for a few days I only read a few verses then, as my brain goes fuzzy.  So not as far on as I had expected.

Anyway -

The start of Genesis 21 is a lovely reminder for me ...
"God did ... what He promised, ... at the very time God had set".

So often I wonder why things happen (or don't), but I have to remember that God sees the whole picture, not just the day I am actually thinking about.
debris4spike: (Sunshine after rain)
There is a verse in the Bible that assures us that there is nothing new under the sun - my reading today really shows that to be true.

I was reading of Noah and the flood.  The account said that it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but that the waters were on the land for 150 days.

As this year ends and we watch the news in Britain and America (and other areas) we see the devestation caused by the rain, but not just the days of rain but the time to dry and clear up the mess.  My heart goes out to them.

Daily Bible Reading

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 05:40 pm
debris4spike: (B7 - Going to live forever)
Well day 2 of my plan to pick a verse in my reading and I fail!

However, I was reading Genesis 3 - 5 this morning.  One of the chats we all often have is what generation would we like to have been born in?

Well todays reading listed the men of old ....Methuselah 969, Adam 930, Kenan 910, etc.

That would mean that Kenan was born in 1105 if he died today.  I do wonder what changes they saw in their lives ... and what they achieved.  I worry that Dad is old, yet he is only 1/10 of his age.  Hard to comprehend.

However I suppose they must have been healthier as it finished with the thought that Noah was 500 before the flood.

I don't expect those centuries, so maybe it's a reminder that I need to make best use of the days I do have.
debris4spike: (Christmas - reason for the season)
Every day (well, I suppose I will admit to occasionally missing), I start my day with a Bible reading.  Over the years I have read hrough the Bible, in a traditional translation, a modern one, in chronological order, etc.  I have re-started my reading again.  This time I am using a modern paraphrased version called The Message.  When you know the Bible, have grown up knowing it, it is good to read varying versions, and in varying orders.

The book I am using has 2 readings per day, and jumps around the Bible.

Anyway, one of the reasons I read is to learn something more of God and my faith, and to give me a "thought for the day".

So foten I skim through a page or two to get out the door in time.  So in the future I am going to try to pick a key verse/thought and post it here.  Please feel free to ignore, as it is mostly for my own benefit.

So, today's reading was Genesis 1 & 2, and Psalm 1.  The verses that I chose are from Genesis:-

"God looked over everything and it was good, so very good ... Heaven and Earth were finished, down to the last detail!"

(Pity us humans muck that up!)

Just A Catch-Up

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 10:39 am
debris4spike: (James - hold on)
Life has been a bit tough over the last week again - don't know why, but when I am feeling good I will admit I am trying to get back my life.  I am trying to do things a bit at a time, honest, but I suppose sometimes I do a  bit too much.  However it is good for me mentally, which is truly important ... especially as Mum & Dad are not too good, so things are stressing me.

I do know that my chest and shoulder muscles are feeling a bit more relaxed, so although I know it's going to be a long road I know I have taken that first step.

No work today, but in that I am trying to get a few things done (slowly) ... and one thing I need to do is get finished is dad's birthday pressies, and also my nephews ... Dad doesn't know/remember but on Saturday they are all coming to celebrate his 90th ... Although last weekend he was sure he was only going to be 89!  So if I can get the 3 boys pressies done that will save me postage (it's their birthdays next week).

So things to do .... but sadly no money!  Especially as I had my car MOTd last week, work done on the brakes ... and to be told I need a new clutch!  Never mind, cars are sadly now mostly essential.  I do use the bus to do local trips but for the journey to and from Mum & Dad is 20+ miles ... so the car is needed.

Anyway, that's me ... I think my ramble was a bit muddled, but hope you get the gist of it ... and to finish, a version of the 10 Commandmets!

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debris4spike: (Closer to God)
This morning when I was reading my Bible, from The Message (paraphrased) version,  I came across a verse that just made me smile - reminding me how good my God is.  With the year that I am having it is good to have this promise -

1 Corinthians 10 : 13

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.

That made me happy!

Pain And Rain!!

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 10:32 am
debris4spike: (Ow - Cap'n John bandaging hand)
No work again this week - but I have been busy doing a bit of writing, making some icons (see next post) ... and generally feeling sore, despite pain killers.  The docs only gave me a week's supply, so I halved the dose, and think that's part of the trouble, but I don't want to walk around like a zombie!  So I take the strong ones twice a day and boost with others as and when.  However, back to docs in a minute, as I need more pain killers anyway.

And the icon is appropriate as I managed to cut a chunk out of 2 different fingers yesterday ... one chopping onions, and one slicing bread!  (And that's while not being zombied!)

I had a suprise today ... I am a year older!!!!  No, friends, you haven't missed an LJ alert!

I read The Bible every morning, and am reading one divided into days.  I keep it here (read different at M&D's), so today I read June 24th's!  It was the first half of the book of Jonah, and looking at the rain, being swallowed by a large fish didn't seem suprising at all!

Well I must get on and get my icons posted!  (Hope you like them!)

Just Catching Up

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 09:09 am
debris4spike: (James - B&W)
No work again today ... just no shifts available on the type of work I prefer. There may be a few "specialing" shifts available, but even when at full strength I find them stressful.

Yesterday I had a good shift, but within an hour of getting home I was totally exhausted again. After a reasonable weekend where I had not coughed much, kept "normal" hours, managed to get some of the housework caught up at M&D's, but still found time to rest I was annoyed at how I felt.

Today I feel achy again ... so although I really need the money (one disadvantage of being both single and self-employed), I must be positive and say that a day a bit easier would be good.

Mum and Dad were both emotionally low when I arrived, but seemed to pick up as the weekend went on. Dad has to have another mole removed from his face, but the good news was the op on his cheek was a success with clear cell margins ... so that's gone now. Mum is waiting for her hospital appt for her breast check-up ... if we haven't heard by Easter then I shall chase that up.

Claire has another appt today ... 8 weeks on now, and still about 1/2" that hasn't healed ... weird ... I always told her she was stubborn!! The surgeon is talking about the poss of plastic surgery to remove the "gap" and heal it finally. She feels she has come so far she doesn't want an op unless it is necessary ... so we shall have to wait till later to see what it is looking like. But we keep reminding ourselves that YAY the cancer is gone and she doesn't need chemo or radio!

To end on a cheery note ... since Claire was diagnosed I have text-ed her and Tim a verse from the Bible every morning at some point ... yesterday it was from part of my morning reading. I read froma modern paraphrased version called The Message, and this is part of one of the Psalms ... hope you love the modern poetry.

Psalm 36 : 5-6
God’s love is meteoric,
his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
slips through the cracks.
debris4spike: (Well Done ... James clapping)
I am one proud girl today!

He is 89, and suffers with Alzheimer's ... yet, today this second book went on sale at Amazon.

As many of you know it was hard work to get it to this point, but it is marvellous that he managed to do this - which had been a long-held ambition.

Daddy, you have one proud baby girl!
debris4spike: (Amen!)
Day 1 - a picture of myself.
Day 2 - 20 facts about myself.

Day 3 - Your Favourite Quote

This has been hard - for two reasons. Firstly I have tried thinking of a secular-based quote and couldn't think of anything. Then in thinking of a Bible quote it has been hard to narrow down my favourite(s) ... so, here goes:-

1) Lamentations 3
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

2) The Revelation 21
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.

3) 1 Peter 5
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

There are loads more - but for me the promise of loving care now ... and peace in eternity are something that I live with ... and believe every day.
debris4spike: (Amen!)
For those of you who have never read the whole Bible - here it is summarised in 8 minutes -



Happy Sunday everyone.
debris4spike: (Christmas Tree + James)
9 - Something you are reading )

Like many of my friends I am reading Cold Days as the latest Harry Dresden story. Other than that I read Spuffy fan-fic on my Kindle. However both those pictures were shown - so thought it would be the Bible that I read first thing in a morning. It is a modern version and in a "jumbled" order - which makes me see things new again.


10 - Wrapping Paper )

Now I just have to buy the pressies!


11 - Green )

Some of the pressies are bought ... and are on my spare bed (the spread is green!) ... see, Jiffy has a new teddy-toy for Christmas!

~~~

Will catch up later (I hope) - have to get to the Post Office to collect a pressie!

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