Posted: March 17, 2018 in computing, television, weather
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It’s to use your imagination!

Imagine it’s an evening, it’s dark outside, you’re in your house safe and warm, sitting with your feet up watching the tv. All of a sudden a thunderstorm starts. It get’s closer and closer until it sounds as though it’s almost directly overhead.

Bang! There’s a thud, and then all the lights and the power goes off. You’re plunged into darkness.

So you’ve no power, so no lights, no tv…

What do you do now?

I guess for some of us, our laptops and/or tablets or phones will still have charge in them, so we’ll still be able to browse the internet and/or play games on our devices. But imagine the power runs out on your devices while the power is still off, so then what do you do?

I suspect for me, if there nothing I can really do, I would probably go to bed and sleep!

How about you what would you do?

Achievements – Have you ever stopped to consider all you’ve achieved in your life so far?

I think we can so often get caught up in everyday life, that we forget about all the amazing things we’ve actually accomplished in our lives.

You’re maybe reading this thinking, you’ve not achieved anything in your life, but I can assure you that you are definitely wrong, you have made achievements. Maybe you think everything you’ve done is just what everyone else does, or is what you are expected to do. However, it’s more than that, it is amazing, just because you have done them!

So remember everything you do is an achievement, and that is amazing, and you are amazing too!

you are amazing

Grace is…

Posted: March 15, 2018 in bible, grace, life, music, quotes, religion
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Do I deserve God’s grace?

Do you deserve God’s grace?

Because of his kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. ~ Ephesians 2:8 (NLB)

Every single person deserves God’s grace. God is kind, and loves every one of us, and therefore we deserve God’s grace and it is more than any of us ever need.

Are you a strong person?

I’ve found that it’s usually those who don’t think they are strong that are usually the strongest people. I know I never consider myself to be a strong person, particularly these days, but maybe I’m simply just confirming my own statement that those who are strongest don’t think they are strong!

There’s nothing wrong with loving others, in fact that’s exactly what we should do. But there is something wrong with crying behind closed doors, because we all need love and support. So just as I said yesterday, maybe we all need to show our vulnerabilities so others can see we need their love and support.

Words can be so hurtful. They can tear friendships and families apart. Sometimes because of a single word that has been misunderstood or misinterpreted by those to hear the words.

Words can be hurtful in their own right, but when added to by some form of physical attack as well, they can be devastating.

Whatever the form of attack, verbal and/or physical, it is an unnecessary and unacceptable feature of today’s world. That’s why I’m calling on each of us to help stop any form of verbal or physical attacks or abuse that we witness or are aware of.

Let’s stop verbal and physical abuse in their tracks now, today!

Don’t be strong. Be weak. Unclench your fists. Dare to be vulnerable. Honest weakness takes courage ~ Pete Greig

Admitting to weakness and vulnerability isn’t something many of us like to do, is it. That’s probably why when we go through difficult situations, we often experience symptoms such as insomnia, memory loss, weakness and vulnerability.

Telling someone not to be strong but to show their weakness, isn’t going to instantly make them share their weaknesses, and show how vulnerable they are. Instead they need to feel safe, they need to feel loved, so give them a hug, so that when they show their vulnerability they will not feel they are being judged but are safe.

So whether you are feeling vulnerable or know someone who is struggling, do what you need to do to dare to be vulnerable.

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A warning for all programmers out there!

Always code as if guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. ~ Martin Golding

It might be a little over the top, but it is true, when you write code, it’s always good practice to make sure you write it in a way that makes it easily understandable to the next person who has the unfortunate task of having to amend it.Otherwise your name will become mud!

Happy programming 🙂

Ever felt like this?

Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on

I suspect at some point in our lives most of us have had times when we’ve felt like this. There is good news though – even when you feel this low, you are never on your own, because God is with you.

It may not feel as if God is with you, but He is. God simply reminds us that

I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held

When people throw stones at you, you can choose to throw them back, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them. ~ Nicky Gumbel

Yes, stones may hurt and scar you when people throw them at you, but ultimately, as this quote from Nicky Gumbel suggests, it’s how we deal with the situation that shows our character and our strength.

Don’t let stones be your downfall. Instead, learn from them, and use them to build a better you.