Blog Archive: Joyce Bethy Ferguson

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

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... read more
456 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 24, 2016
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... read more
288 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 20, 2016
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... read more
372 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 18, 2016
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... read more
500 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 30, 2016
Weeather wise it has been pretty reasonable in Donegal this year. We have had a mixture of sunshine and showers, breezes and gales. Thankfully we had a few days of glorious sunshine right around the time we brought a young chap down for a few days... read more
399 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 13, 2016
Its been a strange old week in the news. I have trawled through the daily papers wondered to myself if we are doomed as a compassionate and fearless race. Let me give you an example or three. I knew my week in the news would start of badly when I read... read more
477 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 05, 2016
I was having a conversation with a friend last night and we were discussing where we are in life at the moment. I thought I would give you a rund down of where I am today. My daughter is ill and heading to hospital next week for further tests, my... read more
267 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 27, 2016
I love my dog, I really do but there are times when she really gets on my wick. Assoon as I pull into the drive she starts to howl and scream , as soon as I take her off her chain she hares around the garden running and thumping into anything that is... read more
297 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 21, 2016
Trying to encourage children especially teenage children to read can be at times a bit of a challenge so to make reading fun we at school devised a competition that not only encourages reading but rewards it. Our competion is thus; Year eight and year... read more
504 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 09, 2016
It's been a stressful few weeks in the Ferguson household and Im not afraid to admit it. My eldest daughter has been diagnosed with an auto immune disease that will torment her for the rest of her natural life. My second daughter is grumbling... read more
338 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 24, 2016
Have you ever played the card game "Pairs" where you have to pair up the cards within a short period of time. I am astonished at people who can remember where each card is placed and which card matches which. I myself look at the cards and... read more
386 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 21, 2016
A recently acquired passion of mine is fly fishing. Now there are not many female fly fishers in my country so when I appear at a lake I am never in short supply of advice on technique and lurefly. I have learned many things over my two years fly... read more
303 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 11, 2015
WASHING LINES AND LAUNDRY There are places in Ireland where a good day can be determined by the amount of washing one can get out on the washing line, dried successfully the same day, and brought back in again without any major incidents occurring... read more
514 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 19, 2015
This weekend sees the giro d'itilia come to Northern Ireland. The country has gone pink in support of this cycle endurance race that is raced over three days, starting in Belfast and ending in Dublin. But we have gone bonkers over it. Shop doors... read more
345 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 08, 2014
I don’t think I have warmed up since Sunday. It was Remembrance Day here in the UK and I spent rather a large proportion of Sunday standing at our local cenotaph in the bitter cold. Not that I mind. In fact it was an honour to stand and bow my... read more
488 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 13, 2013
Luke 12:67 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (New International Version 1984) The... read more
292 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 09, 2013
I used to wonder what my home would be like when the kids left for University . I used to wonder how I would fill the empty hours and days when I no longer had two girls to run after and clear up after. How would I cope with not having to act as... read more
414 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 09, 2013
Its 8.55am and I am sitting on the floor in the living room, bruised, fragile and a little shaky. Yesterday morning Tom and I were going to school when my car hit sheet ice. I travel down a road that has steep drops into the fields. It seems that... read more
400 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 16, 2013
Its not often one goes about their daily work only to be struck dumb by the sudden appearance of a body. A dead Body! That very thing happened to me on Monday evening. Let me tell you my story... Twas Monday evening (as I have already said), and Hubby... read more
497 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Feb 14, 2013
A new clinic has opened in Belfast. It is a clinic that offers “advice and facilities” to those who seek to, with the aid of another being, abort their unborn child. Of course we “good people” are enraged . We have written to... read more
443 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 04, 2013
Today the blood must flow. It’s a beautiful day in France; the early morning sun warms the stone that so many of the village buildings are made from. The ivy creeps up the walls and kisses the chimney tops. As in most small villages dawn is... read more
461 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 31, 2013
There are two things a Scots man is famous for. One is his ability to wear a skirt without getting ridiculed and the other is the ability to remain tight fisted when it comes to money. Yes the Scot is widely known for scrimping and saving his pennies.... read more
264 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 09, 2013
Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongs to the LORD; Thy blessing be upon Thy people! Selah Last night I had the most interesting conversation with a friends whose Husband is in Africa on a short term mission trip. He had been relating to his wife the hardship of... read more
514 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jan 01, 2013
The text that Open Doors use is taken from 2 Corinthians 4:7 I’m not sure thought that I want to be a jar of clay. Going by past experience clay breaks easily when dropped, or chips easily when whacked off a tap or table. I just don’t... read more
349 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 06, 2012
I’m not sure what church in the USA Is like but here in Ireland there is hardly a building that one walks into that does not have a smattering of chairs, cups etc gifted to the building from the grateful family of a past and faithful member of... read more
338 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 16, 2012
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