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Yesterday I spoke about the postcards we used to send our family and friends when we went on holiday, and how many times they would tell them “wish you were here”.

There are of course other times when we say “wish you were here”, and sadly at those times, that wish will never come true. When someone we love dies, it is of course a very emotional and difficult time, and so we may find ourselves saying we wish they were still here with us.

While we may wish those we love and care about will be with us forever, in reality it isn’t going to happen, because the only certain thing about life is that we will all die at some point. I don’t mean to make this a really morbid post, so I simply want to remind you that even through the hurt and heartache of losing someone we love, we must hold onto the precious moments we have spent with them. It won’t take away our heartache, but it will help you remember them just the way you loved them.

So yes, we wish our loved ones were still here with us, but if we keep focused on our memories, when we close our eyes, they will almost be here with us again.

Not ready #2

Posted: August 14, 2018 in belief, blogging, heart, life, love, music, Relationships, religion
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Yesterday in my blog, I spoke about whether you like to be ready in plenty of time for all events/meeting you attend.

Here’s today’s question? Are you ready for God?

God is always ready to accept our invitation into our life, so we simply need to accept God as our saviour  and invite him into our heart. The only preparation we need to make is to give up all the things in our life which go against what God wants us to be. i.e. we need to seek his forgiveness, we need to want to be more like Him.

If you’ve not already accepted God into you’re life, get ready to say “yes” to God today.

Is it just a coincidence that “do not be afraid” is written in the bible 365 times?

I would doubt it – every message in the bible is a direct message from God. So to tell us something 365 times, suggests to me that God wants us to remember that He is with us every day, no matter what each day brings, therefore there’s no reason for us to fear what lies ahead, for us or for those we love.

These are great words of advice from Ephesians.

There’s no point in trying to love one another if we aren’t humble, gentle and patient, as without those qualities can we trust love others unconditionally?

 

Word Association #53

Posted: August 4, 2018 in blogging, Food, language, music, words
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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. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Box
  2. Lunch
  3. String
  4. Picture
  5. Jewellery
  6. Envelope
  7. Caption
  8. Truth
  9. Watch
  10. Chair

wordsSo how did you get on with those words? 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. Packing
  2. Deal
  3. Cheese
  4. Frame
  5. Gift
  6. CD
  7. Photo
  8. Righteousness
  9. Stare
  10. Relax

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!

When you’re at your lowest, what raises your spirits and helps you see a future you want to be part of?

For me, when I’ve been at my lowest I had someone who gave me the strength and reassurance to get me through.

I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that the following song is quite special to me:

O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that foll’west all my way,
I yield my flick’ring torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

It’s a song that reminds me that no matter how I feel, or what I’m going through, God is with me. It makes me feel like God is surrounding me with his love, holding me close so no harm can come to me, protecting me, just like a mother or father would do with their child.

yesterday I shared a new setting for this song, but today I share with you one of my favourite Salvation Army band pieces, William Himes’ Procession To Covenant by Regent Hall Salvation Army band.

O love

Posted: July 31, 2018 in belief, church, life, love, music, religion, words
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This video was shared at our morning worship last week. The words of ‘O love that will not let me go’  to the tune of St Margaret have been special for me for some time. However I found that those same words in this new setting also really moved me.

So here’s O Love by Elaine Hagenberg, I how it touches you and reminds you that God’s love is with us always, no matter what we do. I have given my life to God, have you?

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Bottle
  2. Bacon
  3. Peg
  4. Smart watch
  5. Soup
  6. Lyrics
  7. Basket
  8. Ripple
  9. Wheel
  10. Framewords

So how did you get on with those words? 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. Cough
  2. Eggs
  3. Clothes
  4. Blue
  5. Tomato
  6. Song
  7. Shopping
  8. Chocolate
  9. Car
  10. Crime

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!

Philippians 3:13 (NLT)

I am focusing on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Sometimes it can be hard to forget things or situations that have happened in the past, especially if we’ve been physically or emotionally hurt. That’s why it makes complete sense that in Philippians we’re told to forget the past and simply focus on the future.