Blog Archive: Joyce Bethy Ferguson

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

I came into Cb this morning to realise that a friend had left. I knew this was on the cards for she had expressed her dissatisfaction with a number of things. But even though I knew she was going to leave I still tried to persuade her to stay. It... read more
257 words · ~1 minute to read · published Nov 12, 2009
I shared this story with K a few nights ago and thought I would let you all have a giggle today at me expense. It was a beautiful summer's day in Ireland, the sun shone, for a change, and there was no breeze, no cloud, nothing save the faint... read more
652 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Nov 04, 2009
Yesterday I was singing and leading the music at "Albert’s church". For those of you with shorter memories than me Albert was my worship partner and friend who died suddenly a few weeks ago. Now last night was the first time I had been... read more
321 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 19, 2009
Am I a spiritual sieve? Sometimes I wonder if I am truly a spiritual sieve. I find myself mulling over the thought that a sieve is not something I would have automatically likened myself to. But should I liken myself to one? You see a sieve when it... read more
276 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 08, 2009
For those of you who may not be aware, I have developed a terribly nasty cough in combination with a severe headache and a sore throat. Anyone in chat yesterday will be able to testify to the severity of my cough, thanks to the little button that... read more
257 words · ~1 minute to read · published Oct 05, 2009
Over these past few days I have been reading blogs about loving God in the storm. And today I read the most beautiful blog by K on storms. As I thought of these storms that we find ourselves in I did search my heart to see if I could or would love and... read more
351 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 23, 2009
One of the features I love here on Cb is the Praise report. I love to hear of how God has lifted his children, and of how he has kept his children. I was reading the praise reports today and I notice that some of them start with… I praise God... read more
347 words · ~1 minute to read · published Sep 10, 2009
On My Hubbys’s farm they have around two dozen chickens and the same number of ducks. Now all of these creatures have free run of the farmyard and we spend many an hour just watching then as they waddle and scurry around. But there was one time... read more
506 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 31, 2009
Fifteen years ago this November my nephew was born. He was eight weeks early but the first indication was that all was well with the child. But our delight and joy soon turned to heartache as the Doctors realised that my Nephew was having great... read more
430 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 30, 2009
There is a wonderful old chorus called... In His Time, and it has been running through my mind all day today, so if I may I would love to share it with you and try to explain why it has followed my thoughts all day, In His time, in His time, He makes... read more
539 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Aug 24, 2009
Sometimes we know when a storm is blowing in. Sometimes the smell of the air or the way the wind is blowing will indicate that its time to batten down the hatches and take cover. I know in Ireland we get more storms than we do sunshine, but we have... read more
322 words · ~1 minute to read · published Aug 19, 2009
Pondering his love for me... These past few days I have been meditating on the woman who washed Jesus feet with her tears. I don’t know why she has kept popping into my mind apart from the fact I know God is trying to teach me something through... read more
403 words · ~1 minute to read · published Jul 27, 2009
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her (to her heart). And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the... read more
570 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jul 17, 2009
As many of you are aware some of us in chat like to worship God through praise and worship songs. Now I have to say at this point that I have also become aware of the fact that for some of you the key in which we sing is a hinderance to your vocal... read more
531 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Jul 10, 2009
WE JUST KEEP ON KEEPING ON. Four years ago this Month, six months of prayer tears and hard work came together to create a unique youth club in Northern Ireland. That youth club was launched under the name of CHARIS. The thing about Charis is that it... read more
616 words · ~2 minutes to read · published May 27, 2009
GOLF a menace on society, or therapy? My friends over these past few months one topic had been lying heavily on my heart. A topic from which I have tried to run from, a topic whose very existence undoes all the work and encouragement of my mentor...... read more
696 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Apr 27, 2009
God Gently Removes The Roots: I don't know if many of you are aware of the climate we have here in Northern Ireland, but it seems that we have more wet and cold days than dry and cold days. So sometimes a job that requires outside work either has... read more
797 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Apr 21, 2009
HE CAME AND SHE FOUND HER WAY BACK HOME.... She could see his hands when she closed her eyes. She could almost taste the tobacco that clung to every fibre in his clothes. You would have thought that tobacco smoke would have made her ill, but it... read more
613 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Apr 14, 2009
This poem was read out at our Good Friday service last night.. It touched me so much I just had to share it. I have searched to find the author, but so far to no avail. So if you know whom to attribute it to, please let me know.. anyway enjoy....... read more
300 words · ~1 minute to read · published Apr 11, 2009
Now the woman knows different: The kids have gone to school and the woman sits with her coffee listening to the relentless ticking of the clock. The tick, tick, tick is reassuring to her today. For it reminds her that time moves on, and with every... read more
365 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 31, 2009
EXCUSE ME BUT THERE'S A MATTRESS ON ME! One of those true story times again my friends, and in the usual Beth style, my true stories usually contain embarrassment, pain or some other painful way of totally humiliating myself. Yesterday the sun... read more
510 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Mar 19, 2009
I have spent his week in abject misery. I have realised that I am not truly a Librarian, but that I am a bricklayer. I lay bricks around my heart every time I am threatened with pain from outside. But the problem with bricklaying is that God can't... read more
451 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 15, 2009
HOPE CAST IN BRONZE. I'm not sure about you but I detest shopping. Every once in a while I will head out with my girls and my mother, but I would much rather stay at home with a good book, than walk around shops looking at things I neither want... read more
340 words · ~1 minute to read · published Mar 12, 2009
The waiting is the hardest part. I don't know what you have waited on recently; maybe it has been a letter or a gift, or a job or maybe even healing. But the one thing I know is this; the waiting seems to be the hardest part. I am generally not a... read more
326 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 23, 2009
A cup of cool water... I'm sitting here this morning pondering on the things I do and do not do for Christ and his kingdom. There is probably so much I could do that I am not already doing, though at times it's hard to know what is being asked... read more
447 words · ~1 minute to read · published Feb 16, 2009
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