Fear


Lent Challenge - "Fear" “There is nothing to fear but fear itself”, or so says Franklin D Roosevelt. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think that he must have been very lucky in his life if he thought that fear was something ephemeral, shadowy and insubstantial to the extent that he could dismiss... Continue Reading →

Sacrifice


Lent Challenge - "Sacrifice" What is a sacrifice? And what it does it mean to the one who is doing the sacrificing? The dictionary defines sacrifice as "give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations" as one way of looking at it, and as this is a Lent challenge, I think that is the... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 5th March 2017


For Today 5th March. I am following a Lent Challenge from the Bible Society, which doesn't have a prompt for Sundays (Sundays are not counted part of Lent) and so I'm doing a Daybook entry instead. Looking out my window... it has been one of those “is it Spring or still Winter?” days today I... Continue Reading →

Joy


Lent Challenge - "Joy" Today's Lent Challenge prompt is Joy and I thought I would share something with you that brings joy to me instead of trying to find words to describe what joy is. It is a brass band (Salvation Army) playing a march called "Goldcrest", which is one that I've played as a... Continue Reading →

Follow


Lent Challenge – “Follow” Is there a difference between being a follower or a fan? Do you follow anything? Or anyone? Most of us do. We follow football teams or sports generally; we follow celebrities and quite a lot of us follow a religion. But what does it mean to follow someone? It’s easy when... Continue Reading →

Wilderness


Lent Challenge – Wilderness When I think of the word “wilderness” a couple of things spring to mind. First of all I get the mental picture of a wide expanse of emptiness, with no visible living presence anywhere. I see dusty rocks and dry river beds, dried out husks of stunted trees with maybe a... Continue Reading →

Love


Lent Challenge – Love What is love? Why do we love? How do we love? How do we know we are loved? Why do we withhold love? Love is the emotion that makes us human, and to be human is to love. Whether it is the romantic love another person, or love of a situation... Continue Reading →

A Champion of a Day


I had a champion of a day yesterday. Actually, the day began about two weeks ago with a phone call from my son one evening that started with that familiar "Muuuuuum......?" He plays Bass Trombone with Pemberton Old Wigan Band, which is a First Section brass band in the North West area. For those who don't... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 18th February 2017


For Today 18th February 2017 Looking out my window... I am looking at a garden that is in serious need of some TLC I am thinking... about how busy I am going to be for the next 8 days. I am going to be taking part in my first brass band contest for a very... Continue Reading →

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