College. New Tutor

Well we met out new tutor for Thursday nights and he seemed lovely. Passionate about counselling and thats just what you need, especially when the module is ethics which I suppose can be a bit dry. But it is something I am very interested in , last year i borrowed a book from the institutes library so many times they wouldn’t let me have it out again. I bought my own copy.

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I just think that sometimes ethics are not straight forward , In small groups we where given a different case study on an ethics issue and had to talk it through to the class . At first glance it was straight forward to what you should do but then when you think and apply it to a real person it can change so much.Each client that walks through the door will be an individual and needs to be treated as such , of course there are bounderies that should never be crossed.

He also took us through the BACP code of ethics which we are meant to learn and memorize- at least the headings-HELP – that should be fun- NOT.

Praying for people

Tonight before I go to bed I want to bring some people to our Lord for Healing

Kris my dearest nephew who is suffering the pain of rejection and hurt

Katie a dear friend’s daughter who has been ill for 10 wks now

Denise a lovely lady of Christ who is undergoing chemo , I admire her faith and trust in God

Dear Father I lift these special people up to you for healing , emotionally and physically I ask that you tend their wounds, strengthen and comfort them and their families and let your Glory shine for all to see.

Amen

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International day of prayer for the persecuted church

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5:10-12 RSV

I was thinking about how tired I was over the weekend helping out at church, granted I haven’t been well but how blessed that I live in a country where we have the freedom to praise and worship our Lord. Others are not so fortunate , they suffer and die for their faith. Today I’m thinking and praying for the persecuted Church world wide.

Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3

International day of pray for the persecuted church

Weekdays

Monday was the usual sort of recovering from the weekend but I did go to mothers union in the evening. As it was the first meet after the supper we had a short service followed by supper. It was nice seeing everyone but every year faces disappear , a few deaths of our older members and those who arent able to come out anymore. Its so important to look after our older members of our church community. To be honest probaly the main reason why I go to it .

Tuesday was a mad rushing about day , made worse by my husband being on a course so late home and Ross starting Squirrels . So dinner was made early and plated up for everyone to eat when they could fit it in. I hate that- I really like us sitting down as a family unit. But as the children get older that happens less and less. Seems no time since it was Graham starting squirrels and hes nearly 15- where or where does the time go. So I took Ross and then dropped Graham off at Ju-Jitsu before going to college, meant I was 20 minutes late but couldn’t be helped. To be honest I wanted to take Ross to the first night anyway. Left hubby with the job of picking Ross up and then going to music school in church with him and Cheryl. Graham is able to walk up to church which saves a trip.

College was interesting we did a case study and by this stage we are able to pick out the different stages of the counselling process , left with loads of work to do, hand outs to read , an essay to write though a short one so not too bad.

Wednesday was just another week day except I went into town to buy some black boots and came out with

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There actually quite red with a marbly effect , think Im going mad but they do say life begins at 40 so here we go. Havent had red boots since I was about 15. Anyway at this rate if I lose this weight I’ll be getting my belly button pierced- dont panic I think I’ll keep that one under wraps. But they were a bargin down from £85 to £30.