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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with a theme ‘Animals’! I’m sure we all have our favourite animals, or ones we’re not so keen on, so as today I’ll throw the names of some animals at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read the name of that animal.

So here goes…

  1. Mouse
  2. Polar bear
  3. Fox
  4. Lion
  5. Giraffe
  6. Scorpion
  7. Cow
  8. Crocodile
  9. Penguin
  10. Panda

wordsSo how did you get on with those animals? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Run
  2. Cold
  3. Howl
  4. Sleep
  5. Tall
  6. Sting
  7. Food
  8. Teeth
  9. Dinner suit
  10. Cudly

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one – This time with a theme ‘Animals’! I’m sure we all have our favourite animals, or ones we’re not so keen on, so as today I’ll throw the names of some animals at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read the name of that animal.

So here goes…

  1. Cat
  2. Elephant
  3. Hamister
  4. Tiger
  5. Dog
  6. Horse
  7. Parrot
  8. Spider
  9. Gazelle
  10. Fish

wordsSo how did you get on with those animals? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Favourite
  2. Water
  3. Small
  4. Bouncy
  5. Walk
  6. Nothing
  7. Talk
  8. Hate
  9. Safari
  10. Food

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

There are those who always try want to be in the company of those with influence or power, possibly because they think they will benefit from that person.

There are those who will always make time to be with those who are need of some kind of support, and they will do so without a second thought for themselves.

Of those two types of people, who do you think are the richer?

The first type of person may rise through the ranks of employment/career and earn huge sums of money as they do so. However for me, I’d rather be the the second type of person, because aren’t they the kind of person you’d want to have if you ever find yourself in need of help or support from someone?

Let’s sit with the broken, and support the needy, as doing that is what Christ would do, and that’s what we should each be striving to do.

Many of us have an irrational fear of something.

  • Spiders
  • Flying
  • Open spaces
  • Sailing
  • Losing control of your emotions
  • A particular animal such as cat or dog

When we get scared of something we often try to hide away so we don’t have to face our fears. What about if we feel God isn’t there for us anymore, are we embarrassed or frightened to bring those feelings to God? That’s an irrational fear isn’t it, as God will always welcome us to Him, no matter what we’ve said or how we feel, He simply wants us to remember He always loves us.

We’re not alone, even when we feel everyone, including God has deserted us, because God loves us and will never leave us.

You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down
‘Cause you’re not alone

Take all your fears to God, even if that fear is that God has deserted you. He will find a way to calm your fears no matter what they may be.

Programmer #4

Posted: March 16, 2019 in animals, computing, quotes
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How many times have we heard this from a supplier?

Of course none of the code we write ever has features 🙂

As many of you will be aware I’ve been off work on sick leave for a number of weeks. As I’ve been unable to do very much I’ve found myself watching TV programmes which I wouldn’t normally watch. What I’ve noticed though in the last two or three weeks is that the focus of the adverts in between programmes has changed – Not only it is now adverts about Christmas, Black Friday deals and bargains but nearly every second advert is one highlighting either people or animals in need of our help by giving a donation to their charity.

While I understand that charities need the public to donate to them so they can continue their work, but really, does there need to be quite so many of these adverts on all day, it really is very depressing. Please don’t think I don’t care about these charities, as that’s not the case – it’s depressing for two reasons:

  • No matter how much I may want to give to each and every charity, there’s no way I can support them all, but they all have an uncanny way of making me feel guilty if I don’t donate!
  • The adverts highlight just how much need there is in this world, and how many awful people there are who are cruel or abusive to people and animals.

Each of these adverts show shocking images of children, adults and animals who’ve been abused or neglected – All designed to pull at our heart-strings and persuade us to donate to their cause. How I wish this world was a better place where no one is abused, homeless, alone, or hungry.

So while these charity adverts are a hard watch, and make me feel guilty, it does remind me of all those who are far less fortunate than I am.

If each of us could give what we can to the charities/causes that we feel are most in need of our help, we can make a difference, and help make this world a better place.

What a great reminder!

I guess we can often take for granted all God has provided for us. After all it’s not just nature, the sun and rain, or the animals God has provided for us – He’s given us everything we own, everything we eat and drink, as well as our family and friendships.

Let’s not take everything God provides for us, for granted, after all how much joy do all these things provide us with!

Watching

Posted: September 6, 2018 in bible, faith, life, music, pets, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Ever feel like you’re being watched?

When we used to have a cat I used to get that feeling quite often – Our cat used to sit in places where he could see you, though sometimes it wasn’t obvious, and he’s watch or stare at you!

You could be in bed and get that eerie feeling someone was watching you, only to find the cat was sitting on the chest of drawers staring! It was a bit disconcerting but also quite funny how he could sit there for ages just staring…and often purring too.

So our cat used to watch us, but there is someone always watches over us, and looks out for us…God.

It may seem at times that God isn’t with us but that is far from the truth, as he has promised to be with us always, and he is, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

We live in a world where many are obsessed by how they look or what they have, trying to look or be like someone else, because their life looks more appealing than their own.

As this quote by Malcolm Forbes says, it’s as if we forget to value ourselves, and who we really are and what we have actually achieved in our life.

 

It may seem as if our life doesn’t amount to much at times, particularly when we compare it to what others have achieved, but it’s our life, and so we should be proud of ourselves, and value ourselves!

Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LordFor the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. ~ Job 12:7-10 (NLT)

God created all the beautiful things around us.

Man created all the horror around us.

I pray today that we will each do our best to remind man of God’s love for them, so that our fellow men and women will look after, not just the world around them but, one another.