Friday, 17 June 2011

It's Friday...

What time is it?

08.02 am

My plans for the day.

To fit black-out lining to Chatterbox's curtains - I'm taking them down to Mum's later today we are going to do it together (they're quite heavy). She did have a blind but the plaster is so bad in our house the blind kept falling down.

Work - I have to go in an hour earlier because we are a member of staff down for a while.

Some ironing, a bit of cleaning.

What am I listening to.

The music on my blog.

What song have I been singing this morning?>

Jesus is Lord, creation's voice proclaims it, and by His power each tree and flower was planned and made!

What I am thinking.

How wonderful our God is and how beautiful Jesus is. My heart swells with the wonder and the depth of what we don't even know and yet will one day. Our Lord and Saviour, King of Kings, Lord of Lords. Amen.

What I am reading.

The Stripping of the Altars by Eamon Duffy, a look at religion in pre-Reformation England and the aftermath.

Chronological reading of the Bible - I'm in Genesis now with the stories about Abraham, I've read part of Genesis and all of Job so far.

To Chatterbox: we are about to start The Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton

To Squidge: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Cat of the Week

Simon's Cat - Hidden Treasures

Some blog plans:

I want to put some profile stuff on - perhaps as 'Page Elements': what I believe, my testimony, a few likes and dislikes. Other than that I'm quite happy with the look of my blog right now.

Scripture thoughts:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13.

Love abides eternally. The love we have outside of God is transient and doesn't last - as CS Lewis wrote: "Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment". The love of God lasts forever. The greatest act of love in all time was the giving of Jesus upon the cross. The only way we can show love is through God abiding in us by His Holy Spirit. Love is the greatest of the gifts from God. What we understand now is just a shadow of the truth that awaits us when we will meet God face-to-face.

When He died in the Wounded World He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less. Each thing, from the single grain of Dust to the strongest eldil, is the end and the final cause of all creation and the mirror in which the beam of His brightness comes to rest and so returns to Him. Blessed be He! C.S Lewis

Have a great weekend!


  1. I want to talk more about the scripture on love, but my brain is dead. okay, it's just not working right. :) I saw that video of Simon's cat yesterday. funny. :)

  2. I love Simon's cat. It's Boots in a cartoon.

  3. It's been nice to see you blogging a bit more lately. (o:

    And I agree your blog is looking quite lovely my friend.

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Aw thanks! I've been enjoying blogging at the moment. Have a lovely weekend too!

  5. I wanna see pics of the curtains when they are done...

  6. I'll take a pic, they were very easy to do in the end - no sewing involved!