My Weekend

Well after the stress of the last few weeks I have had a great weekend. One I finally got my hair done and its amazing what a boost a visit to the hairdressers is. Saturdays is really the only time I can go and recently both my husband and I have been busy doing other things.

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Anyway yesterday was a special day , My husband and I where married 17 years. Where has the time gone ? Its been a really hard year with all the mud that has been raked up by sister regarding our childhood- Most of which he didn’t know and it took us a while to work through all the mess but I truly believe with God on our team we have come through it.

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OK so what did we do- we went to the cinema and watch saw3. Eek not for the faint hearted , I love scary movies but this was all together a different thing I spent a good deal of the time cringing. After we went for a meal to an Indian restaurant which was lovely. It was nice to enjoy a meal without interruptions and even if for a short time be ‘us’ .

Sadly church was taken up with having to devote my time keeping my youngest quiet. He got a lovely present for sunday school attendance , a Bible for toddlers and we spent the service looking through it – so maybe it wasnt a waste of time.

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No Connect tonight as its half term so just a peaceful evening though I must tackle the mountain of ironing in my living room.

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Your Hand

Your Hand

When my world falls down around me,

And the ground is sinking sand;

When peace can’t be found on this earth,

I reach out for your hand.

Then when your hand wraps ’round my own,

A strength pours from your soul;

It brings me to a quiet calm,

Till once again I’m whole.

A peace beyond all reason,

A rest there in your touch;

Something in your quiet words,

My heart yearns for so much.

If I but rest my worries,

Upon your shoulder there;

The strength that pours forth from your soul,

Will wash away each care.

Like a cool, sweet taste of water,

For a tired and thirsty man;

My heart finds peace, my soul is calm,

When I reach out for your hand.

Allison Chambers Coxsey

c1997

 

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My week

Well Im glad the week is over and we are beginning half term here-it means no running here and there.

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Its been a hard week and Im feeling a bit fed up but Im finally getting to the hairdressers tomorrow. I can only go on saturdays and both myself and my husband have been so busy- cant wait. Plus its my wedding anniversary tommorrow- 17 years- hard to believe. I might even post a photo seeing I didnt bring any to Cheltehem like I was meant too. We are hoping to go for a meal.
College work all handed in but its just back to the beginning about8500 words to hand in for December 14th and a presentation plus an exam to do the beginning of January but I think its only 1500 words.

Last night was fun we are learning about ethics and this entails plenty of role plays. Our new tutor is great and volunteers to do them-something we have had to really coax our others to do and it was never repeated. So last was about crossing bounderies and how to respond if a client gets over familar. It was so hard to keep and straight face as my ‘client’ pretended to have developed a crush resonding correctly. Of course at the back of your mind is the seriousness of the BACP ethics . Its not just about a crush there is the risk that a client may become over dependant on their counsellor who they may see as the answer to their problems -I just hope its something that never happens to me

Winnie

Its a very blustery day today- definately a winnie day

 

The Rain, Rain,  Rain

Came Down, Down, Down

The rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down
In rushing, rising, rivlets
‘Til the river crept out of it’s bed
And crept right into Piglet’s

Poor Piglet he was frightened
With quite a rightful fright
And so in desperation
A message he did write

He placed it in a bottle
And it floated out of sight

And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down
So Piglet started bailing

He was unaware atop his chair
While bailing he was sailing

And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down
And the flood rose up, up, upper

Pooh too was caught and so he thought
I must rescue my supper

Ten honey pots he rescued
Enough to see him through
But as he supped up his supper
The river supped up Pooh

And the water twirled and tossed him
In a honey pot

And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down
So Piglet started bailing

He was unaware atop his chair
While bailing he was sailing

And the rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down
And the flood rose up, up, upper

Pooh too was caught and so he thought
I must rescue my supper

Ten honey pots he rescued
Enough to see him through
But as he supped up his supper
The river supped up Pooh

And the water twirled and tossed him
In a honey pot

The rain, rain, rain, came
down, down, down
When the rain, rain, rain,
came down, down, down
The rain, rain, rain, came
down, down, down
When the rain, rain, rain,
came down, down, down
The rain, rain, rain, came
down, down, down
When the rain, rain, rain,
came down, down, down
The rain, rain, rain, came
down, down, down
When the rain, rain, rain,
came down, down, down

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POOH GOES VISITING

Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said, ‘Honey or condensed milk with your bread?’ he was so exited that he said, ‘Both’ and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, ‘But don’t bother about the bread, please.’

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And for a long time after that he said nothing…until at last, humming to himself in a rather sticky voice, he got up, shook Rabbit lovingly by the paw, and said that he must be going on. ‘Must you?’ said Rabbit politely. ‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘I could stay a little longer if it-if you-‘ and he tried very hard to look in the direction of the larder. ‘As a matter of fact,’ said Rabbit, ‘I was going out myself directly.’ ‘Oh well, then, I’ll be going on. Good bye.’ ‘Well good bye, if you’re sure you won’t have any more.’ ‘Is there any more?’ asked Pooh quickly. Rabbit took the covers of the dishes, and said ‘No, there wasn’t.’ ‘I thought not,’ said Pooh, nodding to himself. ‘Well Good-bye, I must be going on.’

So he started to climb out of the hole. He pulled with his front paws, and pushed with his back paws, and in a little while his nose was in the open again … and then his ears … and then his front paws … and then his shoulders … and then-‘Oh, help!’ said Pooh, ‘I’d better go back,’ ‘Oh bother!’ said Pooh, ‘I shall have to go on.’ ‘I can’t do either!’ said Pooh, ‘Oh help and bother!’ …

.Christopher Robin nodded. ‘Then there’s only one thing to be done,’ he said. ‘We shall have to wait for you to get thin again.’ ‘How long does getting thin take?’ asked Pooh anxiously. ‘About a week I should think.’ ‘But I can’t stay here for a week!’ ‘You can stay here all right, silly old Bear. It’s getting you out which is so difficult.’ ‘We’ll read to you,’ said Rabbit cheerfully. ‘And I hope it won’t snow,’ he added. ‘And I say, old fellow, you’re taking up a good deal of room in my house – do you mind if I use your back legs as a towel-horse? Because, I mean, there they are – doing nothing – and it would be very convenient just to hang the towels on them. ‘A Week!’ said Pooh gloomily. ‘What about meals?’ ‘I’m afraid no meals,’ said Christopher Robin, ‘because of getting thin quicker. But we will read to you.’ Bear began to sigh, and then found he couldn’t because he was so tightly stuck; and a tear rolled down his eye, as he said: ‘Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?’ So for a week Christopher Robin read that sort of book at the North end of Pooh, and Rabbit hung his washing on the South end… and in between Bear felt himself getting slenderer and slenderer. And at the end of the week Christopher Robin said,

‘Now!’

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So he took hold of Pooh’s front paws and Rabbit took hold of Christopher Robin, and all Rabbit’s friends and relations took hold of Rabbit, and they all pulled together ……. And for a long time Pooh only said ‘Ow!’ … And ‘Oh!’ … And then, all of a sudden he said ‘Pop!’ just if a cork were coming out of a bottle. And Christopher Robin and Rabbit and all relations went head-over-heels backwards …and on top of them came Winnie-the-Pooh free! So with a nod of thanks to his friends, he went on with his walk through the forest, humming proudly to himself. But Christopher Robin looked after him lovingly, and said to himself Silly Old Bear.

Mondays Music……….Breathe On me Now

Breathe On me Now (Listen)


kathryn_scott_lrg.jpg Kathryn Scott Is one of my fav singers from Northern Ireland this song is from her album Satisfy

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When my soul has cried its tears
And my heart begins to faint
Will You draw near
Will You meet with me

When my days are filled with longing
And my spirit groans and waits
Will You draw near
Will You meet with me

I’m calling and waiting
Your presence Lord is life to me

Breathe on me now as I bow down
I’m desperate Lord for more of You
Come satisfy until I
Am even more in need of You

When my dreams have been forgotten
And my hope begins to fade
Will You draw near
Will You meet with me

When my days are filled with searching
And my strength has given way
Will You draw near
Will You meet with me

Connect……..youth fellowship

sunday 22nd oct

Gosh sometimes I wonder why I help to lead my churches youth fellowship. Is it because of what I put into it or what I get out of it , well last night was certainly because of what I got out of it.

It was the second of our Ham nights showing and talking about the Ken Ham videos and any worry s that it wouldn’t be as good went out the window. Some of out lads picked the Dvd and wanted to watch the one on Races. He began about how so many Christians dont know the answer to where did cains wife come from. And yes I have to hold my hand up in complete shame to say I don’t know – well I do now .

For years I thought I was just a simple Christian and thought everyone was the same – I just didn’t know there where such a difference of opinion and I know that not everyone will agree with me on creation, Adam and Eve etc but its what I believe and I really believe it is just as simple as it seems.

So back to Caines wife where did she come from , the bible is clear God made Adam and he took a rib from his side and formed Eve and they had two sons , Caine and Able. The End
Genesis 4 (NVI) 1 Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
Or is it , certainly this is what I was taught in school , this is what my children are taught in Sunday school but is there more …….. Well apparently there is more why aren’t we taught that Adam and Eve had loads more kids and that they had daughters .
Genesis 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. 4 After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. 5 Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.
Now before you all cry out INCEST …. wait a minute it would be incest today , indeed you would have to go back a long way to when it wasnt , in fact all the way back to Adam and Eve. I cant remember the exact verse that Ken said was the first instruction about not having relations with a close family member but there is in Leviticus 18

Im just realising that when you look at things from todays society often the Bible seems confusing but when you look at things from the Bibles point of view things seem so much clearer . Often Ken talks about putting on your Biblical glasses- seems a good idea. Im also realising the more I learn the less I realise I know.

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