Blog Archive: Joyce Bethy Ferguson

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy

If you were asked to explain what Night was do you think you could answer in a way that would make it understandable? Maybe you would say it is from sundown to sunrise but in the northern hemisphere the sun can disappear in winter from 3pm onwards.... read more
307 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 20, 2019
Its that time of the year again when Facebook tends to go crazy over the use of words and phrases. Almost everyone wants me to fill facebook with the words "Happy christmas" and not "Happy Holidays"... I mean, WHY? Seriously what... read more
202 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 12, 2018
I watched two people walking through a graveyard this morning . They couldn't have been missed as one had a multi coloured umbrella which fended off the drizzle that hung around the village like a sour mood. The umbrella seemed out of place... read more
155 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 01, 2018
Today satan whispered in my ear " they just feel sorry for you". He made me cry! Today he laughed at me and told me I was the sympathy vote, the charity case. Today he told me that they use kind words to make me feel good and not because... read more
217 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 23, 2018
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.... read more
391 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 13, 2018
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... read more
169 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 25, 2018
"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... read more
314 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 01, 2018
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... read more
127 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 17, 2018
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... read more
236 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 22, 2018
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... read more
337 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 09, 2018
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... read more
489 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 31, 2018
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... read more
396 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 24, 2018
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... read more
432 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 17, 2018
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... read more
389 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 21, 2017
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... read more
660 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 16, 2017
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... read more
304 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 15, 2017
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... read more
269 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 09, 2017
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... read more
254 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 07, 2017
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... read more
310 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 07, 2017
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... read more
192 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 24, 2017
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... read more
480 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 28, 2017
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... read more
427 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 14, 2017
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... read more
500 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Dec 17, 2016
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... read more
362 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 06, 2016
Ithas been a fairly mild start to December here in my corner of the world. Today we sit with temperatures of 10c50f which is not terribly unusual for ireland in winter as we are a mild mannered country in weather and in personal temperament. You may... read more
441 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 02, 2016
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