I have been a member of ChristianBlog.Com for 48 years, 9 months and 21 days.

  I have published 125 blogs and 3,476 comments.

 My first blog was published on Thursday 12th of March 2009.

 My most recent blog was published on Thursday 13th of September 2018.

My Blog Archive
Do you see Jesus in me
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I imagine that as christians the greatest compliment we can receive is to be told that we are the spitting image of our Father.   It is after all what we strive for most.  To talk as he talks, to think as he thinks, to live as he lived and lives. ...
Wondering a piece of string
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I wonder do you ever wonder ?  I often wonder quite a lot : I wonder how productive I could be if I actually got up early ? I wonder what it would be like to be truly domesticated ?  I wonder what it would feel like not to have the rush of driving a...
Open your dictionary
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"When will you learn to do as you are told"? , that was the question that Maggie posed to me on Monday morning.   "Hmm I dont believe I have ever done as Im told" was my reply.  Looking at me with a slight grin, her response was...
Thinking on Bravery
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I used to think that climbing mountains, running into burning buildings and wrestling spiders was the ultimate act of bravery .  Yet in recent days I have come to realise that accepting oneself and ones past has to be the greatest , bravest thing any...
The Land of Ice.
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I think today I would like to live somewhere warmer.  Its cold where I live.  Its always cold.  The type of cold that gets into your very bones, it hurts, it paralyases and it is never satisfied.  I didn't always live in a cold country.  I used to...
Dwelling in ashes.
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I am not quite sure how yesterday turned into an ashes day, it just sorta crept up on me .  I went from perfume and dress clothes to cinders, ashes and sack cloth in the space of half an hour.  i went from sweetness and light to tears and tantrums at...
Grab a coffee and enjoy
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Sleeping has not been one of my strong points for a long long time.  I would drop off as soon as my head touched the pillow but within two hours I am awake.  So with that in mind my doctor decided I needed a little help in the form of a magic white...
pickled onions and their sting.
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I have a nasty little habit; Its not what you think, I dont gamble, I dont rob banks and I most certainly dont play golf.  What I do do though, is tear my lip.  I tear it until it is raw and then I tear it some more.  Only when it hurts to high heaven...
Not as I do
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It is almost two twenty in the afternoon here in school and up to now it has been a rather nice day.  The kids have so far been behaving themselves and the Library is cosy and warm despite the best intentions of this winter storm trying to upset my...
3 things I have learned more about God the older I've gotten
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I remember myself as the young christian, constantly running around doing things for God and trying to split myself in two simply to please Him. I would like to have the opportunity to go back and tell my foolish self these things I have over the...
choosing a title.
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Its funny in a strange old kind of way to sit and ponder a title for a blog.  What fits?  What makes sense?  How will it relate?  Today I sat and pondered my title.  Often I choose a title that gives the game away as to what the content will be.  But...
Hiding the phone
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So today I woke up determined to hide my phone.  I was not going to bring it to work because I didn't want to have to take a phone call that I dread, dont expect to come yet know I need it.  I really thought it was a good idea. Out of sight and...
hedgehogs and cowards
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My dog is a bit of a coward.  She likes to pretend she is otherwise but her bravery deserts her when she comes face to face with an empty cardboard tube, a floor brush, a cordless dyson,  a cushion and a hedgehog.  Yup, you heard me right; my dog is...
brand new career
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So today I have decided that I am in the wrong job. It is quiet in the library so I was flicking through images of the revolutions in Russia and reading of the impact on the people there 100 years on from those two events. But that enthusium waned...
For whose Glory
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I had a very interesting conversation today with a young lady at work.  The topic was mental health and the conversation came around to healing, and why God does not heal those he loves.   Her arguement was ; "Surely a parent wants what is best...
A little Anxious
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Ok, so today I am just a little bit anxious . I am waiting on a phone call from a woman whom I do not know, to go to a place I have never heard of in the hope of losing the feeling of anxiety. I am at this moment sitting in work with my phone on my...
words without music
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Forgiveness is a funny old chap it is a word that has more weight in it that the sum of its letters so having forgiveness on my mind these past few days I looked its meaning up int the Chambers Dictionary. Forgiveness ; forgiveness noun 1 the act of...
When it hurts
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While I was researching training techniques for my first 10k run I came upon this little bit of advice. 'Always take a couple of days rest after a particularly heavy run to help the muscles relax'. Good idea I thought at the time. So I trained...
A middle Eastern Christmas.
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The cards are written and posted and the presents are starting to multiply under the living room tree. I have to admit that the presents do look well, every one of them wrapped in gold paper and every one positioned around the back of the tree to save...
The Slightest Impression
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Christmas is on the mind of most people at the moment, well that is most people who live in a first world commercial driven society. look in the average woman's handbag at this time of year and it is filled with lists. Lists for gifts, lists for...
Fair weather and such
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Ithas been a fairly mild start to December here in my corner of the...
Killing Your Lion.
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Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day. 1 Chronicles 11:22 . I wonder have you ever came across a lion ? I...
The saga of the Bins.
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There has been the most unmerciful uproar this week in Belfast. The council decided that they would change the allocated day for bin collection and proceeded to send out flyers via a private delivery agency to inform all the residents of Greater...
signing into the book.
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You know what it is like, you make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, you sit yourself down and the phone rings or the doorbells rings and by the time you get back to your cup the tea or coffee is colder than an Irish summer. Sods law seems to suggest...
Torture, Crying and Changing rooms
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At first I thought I was day dreaming then I thought I was experiencing a strange sensation in my ears but then I realised I was without meaning to I was hearing the changing room antics of the woman in the cubicle next to my mothers. Now im not sure...