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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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 quot;Happy christmasquot; and not quot;Happy Holidaysquot;... I mean, WHY? Seriously what... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
I watched two people walking through a graveyard this morning . They couldn39;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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
Today satan whispered in my ear quot; they just feel sorry for youquot;. 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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
quot;When will you learn to do as you are toldquot;?, that was the question that Maggie posed to me on Monday morning. quot;Hmm I dont believe I have ever done as Im toldquot; was my reply. Looking at me with a slight grin, her response was... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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 didn39;t always live in a cold country. I used to... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
So today I woke up determined to hide my phone. I was not going to bring it to work because I didn39;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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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 ; quot;Surely a parent wants what is best... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
While I was researching training techniques for my first 10k run I came upon this little bit of advice. 39;Always take a couple of days rest after a particularly heavy run to help the muscles relax39;. Good idea I thought at the time. So I trained... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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 woman39;s handbag at this time of year and it is filled with lists. Lists for gifts, lists for... read more
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Joyce Bethy Ferguson @bethy (United Kingdom)
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
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