Blog Archive: Joyce Bethy Ferguson

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

Our Quiet Sunday afternoon was interrupted by the summons of our eldest daughter into the garden. There she was standing, all five foot nothing, wearing apart from her sunday best, a hard hat, a pair of builders gloves and a pair of high heeled shoes.... read more
336 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 18, 2012
Insights into an Irish wake. The first indication that death has visited a house is the amount of cars that line the sides of the road. One automatically slows as one passes this first line of mourners. Entering the home of the bereaved, assuming the... read more
376 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 01, 2012
There has been a minirevolution in the world of animated bears. Winnie the Pooh has returned to his rightful home in the genteel rolling hills and valleys of England. Of course you may wonder why the excitement, but when an English bear starts to... read more
359 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 23, 2012
He sat in his chair in the corner. He could not stop crying . He feared the thoughts of his own mind and he had toyed with the idea that at least if he was no longer "around" then the pain would stop. Yet he stayed, he clung on and he asked... read more
167 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 14, 2012
Please not her! You know who I m talking about. The woman in church who is always immaculately turned out. Who wears only designer clothes, leaves a trail of designer perfume in her wake and can accomplish any task in a pair of heels that if I wore... read more
452 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 21, 2012
There are things I am good at, and no doubt about it there are things I am not good at. The things I am bad at I could list on the back of a postage stamp, but the good things, ahh well my friends, at the fear of sounding pompous I would need a whole... read more
267 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 14, 2012
We are packed, we are ready , we have glared at the overcast skies and now we are ready to take to the hills again for a weekend of cycling, mountain climbing and rain watching. Oh yes, the ferguson household is taking to them thar hills for the... read more
242 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 10, 2011
You know what its like, you text back and forth,back and forth and eventually you settle on a date for tea and scones with a friend. Sometimes the coffee date is to enable you to speak from your heart, sometimes its to sort out dates for the next... read more
277 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 25, 2011
Jesus and Chocolate Life these past few months has not really been a bed of roses for me or my family, and I have found this past few weeks more of a personal struggle than I could have ever imagined. I have found myself unable to sleep, having dreams... read more
373 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 20, 2011
Come with me to a room that is filled with laughter. Come, take my hand and walk with me as I silently observe the joy and fun of a princess party. Listen with me as Gods daughters tease one another and hug one another. Watch with me as they blow up... read more
354 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 17, 2011
I am by my very nature a foolish creature. I sometimes believe that I exist as a beacon to others to show them how wise they are in comparison to me. I have in the past catalogued my many foolish deeds and thoughts. But I far exceeded my own borders... read more
369 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 03, 2010
Yesterday I read that there is someone who prays for me. I truthfully can't tell you how that realisation has impacted me. To think that someone who probably has a busy enough life has chosen to take the time out to pray for me is mind blowing. As... read more
176 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jun 04, 2010
I had an interesting conversation last Sunday in church with a friend of mine. It had started off innocently enough with me asking him how his week had been. He told me that he had been to a deliverance conference. I asked him what he was at a... read more
467 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 21, 2010
Blessed are the Cracked for through them the Light shines. It's a beautiful morning here in Ireland, the rain is falling gently, the wind is picking up to a nice gale force 8 and the temperature is a balmy summers 12c. In these sub tropical... read more
318 words · ~1 minute to read · published May 10, 2010
Am I deaf? Am I too old to realise what is going on right under my nose? No, I think not. So the question is begged, why do the kids in my library think that they can sit and eat crisps yes you heard, crisps, without my noticing. One has to admit that... read more
346 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 27, 2010
Yesterday I opened my email to see that I had my receipt for my subscription to CB, and it got me to wondering as to why I support this site. Now wondering and thinking are never top of my  To do list, but I did force myself to... read more
350 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 21, 2010
So there I was walking through my library at work yesterday when¬. Actually let me describe what my library looks like. We have eleven oak tables that seat eight kids at each and each of our study kids are between sixteen and eighteen years of... read more
365 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 16, 2010
Today my friend will go through one of the most traumatic days of her life; today she buries her brother and I can't be there with her. :( I feel worse than useless today. As I write this its 4.45 am with her and she is already up, unable to sleep... read more
297 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 08, 2010
Did you all realise that Im an ice road trucker? Ok, well I may not be an actual Ice road trucker, but as I was driving to work yesterday in the snow and Ice, I did pretend for about five minutes that I was. There I was, sitting high in my truck ( ok... read more
292 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 18, 2010
For those of you who know me well you will know that there is a serious side to me. I don't like to show it too often, incase you get the wrong impression that I actually do have coherent thoughts at times. But today is one of those days when... read more
279 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 27, 2010
Those of you who know me will be well aware that at times trouble follows me in the way winter follows autumn, weight gain follows a Big Mac or... well you get my drift. But you see I do not go out looking for trouble, eemmm No before you say... read more
333 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 21, 2010
Redressing the imbalance. I was listening to one of our local radio stations earlier this week and of course with it being new year and silly season they were having a little fun. They had a list of complaints and thoughts from overseas visitors to my... read more
243 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jan 08, 2010
For walking my road . Don't we all sit and consider the old year as the new one rapidly approaches. I was sitting at home this morning pondering the many many good things the Lord has done for me. This year he has deepened my Love for him, this... read more
308 words · ~1 minute to read · published Dec 31, 2009
This has been a exhausting week in our home, my son Tom had a relapse in the early hours of Wednesday morning and as a house we were in full emergency mode as we ferried him to the Doctors and then on to hospital were he was hooked up to oxygen and... read more
474 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 20, 2009
I read a wonderful thought provoking blog today by John and though it has many aspects one could write and ponder on, so this thought came to my head... We as Humans do have a tendency to try and either change who we are or we try to duplicate someone... read more
511 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 16, 2009
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