John 3:16 (NKJV) 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. ﻳﻮﺣﻨﺎ 3:16Arabic Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV-AR) 16 فَقَدْ أحَبَّ اللهُ العالَمَ كَثِيْراً، حَتَّى إنَّهُ قَدَّمَ ابْنَهُ الوَحِيْدَ، لِكَيْ لا يَهلِكَ كُلُّ مَنْ يُؤْمِنُ بِهِ، بَلْ تَكُونُ … Continue reading The Truth For Everyone
As a Christian I should not be afraid. I should not let my heart be troubled. As far as God is concerned, I don't. I believe in Him and His salvation, and His plans for the future. In fact I'm more than ready to go. I'm more than ready to begin the next chapter. I've … Continue reading Fear (And a prayer).
So, d'you want to stop your addiction? Do you need to stop your addiction? Do you look upon it as an addiction? I know that there is one thing I wish I could stop, but after all these years . . . it has become second nature. Much like the rest of how I live … Continue reading Addictions (II)
I do not do resolutions. They generally weigh me down, and cause even more stress than normal. Plus, things change frequently, sometimes daily, sometime hourly. I have enough trouble keeping up with life from one moment to the other, never mind worrying about 2018 et al. I have not one clue what is going to … Continue reading New Year
So, Christmas is here. I know that it is a man-made festive season. Christianising a pagan festival. Just like Easter. The Lord Jesus did not initiate any celebrations for His birth, death or resurrection. Its all the Catholic Church's idea. It is obvious to me that there is very little of Christ left in Christmas … Continue reading Merry Christmas
My last posting was a bit of a waffle. Me doing my usual and branching off in all sorts of directions and not really putting across what I originally intended. I'm trying again - Negative thoughts have become second nature. I am trying to put that right. I'm attending counselling. I am reading some publications … Continue reading What I meant to say . . .
I'm trying to tackle my negativity, my automatic thought processes that tend to be - more often than not - negative. You know the type of thing. "Oh, look it's Monday again(!)" "Not Again!" "Treadmill time!" I'm a failure! I'm useless! I'm not a dad! I'm not rich! I have no savings! Why does Kim … Continue reading Negative Thoughts. Who Am I?
Been up to Kilmarnock these past 4 days or so. An elder in our church in Kilmarnock passed away, and it was his funeral last Friday. A good man, a man of God. Not necessarily a teacher, but a worker. A doer. Putting his gists into action for God. A full house on the day, … Continue reading Stuff . . . and a funeral
I've been off work for 4 days, 4 days of leave to recover from a busy month throughout October. It's been good, too. I was a wee bit bored at one point on Tuesday, but other than that, it's been good. Kim has been off at the same time, and it has been great spending … Continue reading Back to work . . . the passing of time.
So, I did something at church today that I haven't done for a while. I - along with Kim (my beautiful wife) - stayed after the morning service. We had lunch with everyone, and I found myself talking to people. Chatting. It is not something that comes easily, but I went out this morning with … Continue reading Talking