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Once again news of another shooting in America hit the news headlines on Sunday night. Just about the time I heard of this latest atrocity, I read the following by Nicky Gumbel, and never did these words seem more appropriate:

You are never more like God than when you are helping hurting people, lifting up the fallen and restoring the broken.

Please join me in praying for the family and friends of all those caught up in the events at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas last night.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~ Psalm 34:18

That moment when you get into work in the morning, you press in the button on your computer to turn it on, and then realise you left it on the previous day because a job you were running on it, hadn’t finished when you left the office and you needed to let it finish successfully.

I assume you realise what the problem is with what I’ve described? Yes, I’d pressed the on/off button on my pc to allegedly turn it on, but instead, because it was on, as soon as I released the button, my pc was going to shut down before I could see whether the job I’d left running on it the day before had finished, and if it had finished successfully.

So realising what was about to happen, I then proceeded to do a bit of a conjuring act, as with one finger I continued to hold in the on/off button so my pc didn’t turn off, while with my other hand, tried to turn on my monitors and type in my login/password information so I could then see the results of the job that I’d left running.

After getting the details I needed, I obviously then had to release the on/off button and shut down my pc, as I certainly could be a contortionist all day!

I’ve actually done this a few times, and ended up having to stick post-it notes over the on/off button of my pc reminding me not to turn it off, to try to stop me having repeat of this ‘moment when’.

These days, most ‘jobs’ run on remote servers which our pcs are simply connecting to, so turning off your pc/laptop isn’t the same issue it once was.

That moment when you wake up, jump out of bed and quickly get ready for work because you’ve slept in…but then realise it’s actually Saturday, so you don’t need to go to work!

Yes, I’ve done that a few times. Sometimes I realised it was the weekend before I actually got out of bed. Other times I’ve got as far as starting to get dressed before I’ve realised what day it is.

How about you, how far did you get? I hope you didn’t actually get as far as leaving the house before you realised what day it was.

Regardless of how far you got getting ready for work on the wrong day, I bet you felt like a fool when you realised you’d got the day wrong!

That moment when you pull your front door shut as you leave your house, and just as the lock clicks shut, you realise that your house keys are still lying on the dining room table!

 

 

What do you do?

I guess the first thing you do it kick yourself for being daft enough to forget to pick up your keys!

Next you’ll be wondering whether it matters that you’ve locked your keys in the house:

  • If your partner/husband/wife will be home before you, does it actually matter that you are now locked out the house and your keys are on the table inside?
  • If you expect to be home before your partner/husband/wife – what do you do? Have you a neighbour or friend who has a spare set of keys for your house?
  • If you live on your own, do you have a neighbour or friend who has a spare set of keys for your house? If not, do you have a number for a locksmith, or know where you can find one?

Accidentally locking your house keys in the house, is annoying and may cause you to change your plans, but it is something you can hopefully resolve reasonably easily. So if you are unfortunate enough to lock yourself out your house, try not to panic, it can be fixed!

Safe and secure

Posted: May 23, 2017 in life, music, quotes, religion, Security
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We all want to feel safe and know that both we and our belonging are secure. However no number of locks and bolts will ever make us feel truly safe until we put your lives completely in God’s hands.

The environment you are in can help you forget your worries for a while and calm your fears. However some environments can do the complete opposite as they increase your stress levels, remind you of your problems and create more issues for you to deal with.

So, do you stay in your “safe” environment or do you just get on with things and struggle through?

Well, the first option may be easy option, however for most of us that simply isn’t an option for us all day, every day. Therefore we have to just take a deep breath and step out of our “safe” environment into those more difficult situations…or do we?

Yes we do, but we can get some help, from God. God has promised to be with us, and help us in all situations, therefore by giving the whole of your life to God, he will support and strengthen you to face whatever life throws your way. With God all environments can be your safe environment.

Safe in Your Arms by Martin Smith

 

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. wordsDesperate
  2. OneNote
  3. Clock
  4. Table
  5. Countryside
  6. Bins
  7. Samsung
  8. Wedding
  9. Sale
  10. Police

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. Hopeless
  2. Thoughts
  3. Time
  4. Chair
  5. Remote
  6. Recycling
  7. Phone
  8. Twenty
  9. Bargain
  10. Emergency

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

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 few months, 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. Povertywords
  2. Heaven
  3. Microsoft
  4. Wedding
  5. Pothole
  6. Pepsi
  7. Formula 1
  8. Voicemail
  9. Social media
  10. Barcelona

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. Ashamed
  2. Eternity
  3. Office
  4. Family
  5. Accident
  6. Thirst
  7. Speed
  8. Message
  9. Facebook
  10. Lionel Messi

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

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?

 

Today is Remembrance Sunday when we think of those who have served in our armed forced at some time. We especially think of those who have lost their lives while on active service as well as their families.

This Remembrance Sunday I’ve found myself thinking of those in our armed forces who have been injured or killed in the UK where they were supposedly in a “safe” environment. It seems there are now no safe places/counties in this world of our anymore, and that for me is why it makes it even more important that even though we may not agree with the conflicts and roles in which our armed forced are involved, we continue to support our soldiers. They take their lives in their hands every day they are part of our armed forces, regardless of whether they are at home in the UK or on duty in another country.

So this Remembrance Sunday, please take a few minutes to think of those who have been injured or killed while part of our armed forced. But please also say a prayer for those who still serve in our armed forces, after all they are protecting our freedom and our lives!

remembrance_sunday

I’ve been deeply shocked and saddened by the pedophilia allegations against former TV presenter, Jimmy Savile, that have hit the media in the UK in the last few weeks. I must admit when I was younger while I loved the TV programme Jim’ll Fix It, I always found Jimmy Savile a bit creepy though I was never sure why – maybe that’s just my memory playing tricks on me now, but I honestly didn’t feel comfortable watching him…

I’m not going to get into a discussion about whether these allegations against Jimmy Savile are true or not, I’ll leave that to the police, but what I do want to take about today is abuse…

Abuse of anyone in any way is wrong.

Abuse by anyone in any way is wrong.

It doesn’t matter whether the abuse is physically, sexual or emotional, they are all equally immoral and wrong in my eyes. Whether the abuser knows the person they are abusing or not, doesn’t make it any more or less abhorrent.

To those of you to have suffered abuse in the past or are currently suffering abuse, I’d urge you please, to tell the police, or tell someone you trust implicitly, as together we can put an end to abuse.

Please don’t let the abusers can get away with hurting innocent adults and children, report them, report them now!

Let’s put an end to abuse today!