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Listing July - 2021
 
  Friday
Jul-16
Thought For The Week

'Life is a mixture of light and shadow. You can't have one without the other' ~A wise old saying

A shadow is a dark area on a bright surface. It is caused by something blocking the source of the light. The outline of a shadow is called a silhouette and will have the same shape as the object blocking the light. As we know the sun casts shadows which change dramatically through the day. The length of a shadow cast on the ground depends on the sun's position in the sky. So near sunrise and sunset we have long shadows and when the sun is directly overhead, especially at this time of year, shadows can appear very small.

At the heart of our Gospel stories is a mixture of light and shadow. As we know, Jesus was such a light of hope for so many people. But equally he did not hide from the shadows and darkness. He met people with all sorts of shadows and helped them to walk forward with their lives so that their shadow was now behind them. The call of the Gospels is to embrace the light and this also means embracing our shadows too. There is no such thing as a perfect world, or having a perfect life. Each day we simply do our best, as best we can. We embrace light and darkness, light and shadows as they come. The words of Jesus give us great hope: "Do not be afraid - I am with you always."
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jul-15
Thought For The Week

'Life is a mixture of light and shadow. You can't have one without the other' ~A wise old saying

A shadow is a dark area on a bright surface. It is caused by something blocking the source of the light. The outline of a shadow is called a silhouette and will have the same shape as the object blocking the light. As we know the sun casts shadows which change dramatically through the day. The length of a shadow cast on the ground depends on the sun's position in the sky. So near sunrise and sunset we have long shadows and when the sun is directly overhead, especially at this time of year, shadows can appear very small.

At the heart of our Gospel stories is a mixture of light and shadow. As we know, Jesus was such a light of hope for so many people. But equally he did not hide from the shadows and darkness. He met people with all sorts of shadows and helped them to walk forward with their lives so that their shadow was now behind them. The call of the Gospels is to embrace the light and this also means embracing our shadows too. There is no such thing as a perfect world, or having a perfect life. Each day we simply do our best, as best we can. We embrace light and darkness, light and shadows as they come. The words of Jesus give us great hope: "Do not be afraid - I am with you always."
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jul-14
Did you know....

The adult human body has 206 bones. An infant may have from 300-350 bones at birth. Some of these will fuse together as the child grows and so with years the number of overall bones will drop to 206. Of these 206 bones more than half (103) are in the hands and feet. The longest bone in your body is the femur (thigh bone) and is a quarter of your height.

The smallest is in the ear called the stirrup. Humans and giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks. It has been said that all our bones could be narrowed down to three to get us through life. We need a wishbone to dream with, a backbone for the courage to get through the hard times and a funny bone to laugh at life along the way!
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Jul-13
Thought For The Week

'Life is a mixture of light and shadow. You can't have one without the other' ~A wise old saying

A shadow is a dark area on a bright surface. It is caused by something blocking the source of the light. The outline of a shadow is called a silhouette and will have the same shape as the object blocking the light. As we know the sun casts shadows which change dramatically through the day. The length of a shadow cast on the ground depends on the sun's position in the sky. So near sunrise and sunset we have long shadows and when the sun is directly overhead, especially at this time of year, shadows can appear very small.

At the heart of our Gospel stories is a mixture of light and shadow. As we know, Jesus was such a light of hope for so many people. But equally he did not hide from the shadows and darkness. He met people with all sorts of shadows and helped them to walk forward with their lives so that their shadow was now behind them. The call of the Gospels is to embrace the light and this also means embracing our shadows too. There is no such thing as a perfect world, or having a perfect life. Each day we simply do our best, as best we can. We embrace light and darkness, light and shadows as they come. The words of Jesus give us great hope: "Do not be afraid - I am with you always."
 
 
 
  Monday
Jul-12
Thought For The Week

'Life is a mixture of light and shadow. You can't have one without the other' ~A wise old saying

A shadow is a dark area on a bright surface. It is caused by something blocking the source of the light. The outline of a shadow is called a silhouette and will have the same shape as the object blocking the light. As we know the sun casts shadows which change dramatically through the day. The length of a shadow cast on the ground depends on the sun's position in the sky. So near sunrise and sunset we have long shadows and when the sun is directly overhead, especially at this time of year, shadows can appear very small.

At the heart of our Gospel stories is a mixture of light and shadow. As we know, Jesus was such a light of hope for so many people. But equally he did not hide from the shadows and darkness. He met people with all sorts of shadows and helped them to walk forward with their lives so that their shadow was now behind them. The call of the Gospels is to embrace the light and this also means embracing our shadows too. There is no such thing as a perfect world, or having a perfect life. Each day we simply do our best, as best we can. We embrace light and darkness, light and shadows as they come. The words of Jesus give us great hope: "Do not be afraid - I am with you always."
 
 
 
  Sunday
Jul-11
'We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.' ~Adelle Davis

In the western world one third of all food purchased in households is thrown away. Much of this food discarded is actually in date and perfectly useable. In England alone we're told that 1.3 million cartons of yoghurt are thrown out each day. Such wastage of food can best be described as shocking and a sad reflection on all of us. It's not that we can point the finger of blame at others. We've all been there and we've all thrown food carelessly out. We live in abundance whereas in many parts of the world its survival on little and nothing.

Some key questions -
Do I throw out food?
Do I buy and cook more than I need?
Do I give in to so called special offers in supermarkets and stuff I don't want?

We thank God for the food we eat each day, food that is our lifeline, nourishing and wholesome. May we never waste it or take it for granted.
 
 
 
  Friday
Jul-09
'We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.' ~Adelle Davis

In the western world one third of all food purchased in households is thrown away. Much of this food discarded is actually in date and perfectly useable. In England alone we're told that 1.3 million cartons of yoghurt are thrown out each day. Such wastage of food can best be described as shocking and a sad reflection on all of us. It's not that we can point the finger of blame at others. We've all been there and we've all thrown food carelessly out. We live in abundance whereas in many parts of the world its survival on little and nothing.

Some key questions -
Do I throw out food?
Do I buy and cook more than I need?
Do I give in to so called special offers in supermarkets and stuff I don't want?

We thank God for the food we eat each day, food that is our lifeline, nourishing and wholesome. May we never waste it or take it for granted.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jul-08
Here are 10 pointers to get along better with others:

(1) Say less than you think. Cultivate a calm voice, how you say it often means the most.
(2) Make promises sparingly, keep them faithfully.
(3) Never lose opportunities to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done.
(4) Be genuinely interested in others. Let everyone you meet feel that you regard them as if they are the only person that matters in the world.
(5) Be cheerful as best you can.
(6) Keep an open mind on all debateable questions. There's a big difference between discussing something and arguing something without listening to a different viewpoint.
(7) Don't give in to gossip. It is so destructive.
(8) Respect the feelings of others.
(9) Pay no attention to those who think less of you. There are always knockers in this world but know that there are many more people willing to uplift and encourage.
(10) It won't cost you anything, smile!!
 
 
 
  Wednesday
Jul-07
 
 
 
  Tuesday
Jul-06
Here are 10 pointers to get along better with others:

(1) Say less than you think. Cultivate a calm voice, how you say it often means the most.
(2) Make promises sparingly, keep them faithfully.
(3) Never lose opportunities to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done.
(4) Be genuinely interested in others. Let everyone you meet feel that you regard them as if they are the only person that matters in the world.
(5) Be cheerful as best you can.
(6) Keep an open mind on all debateable questions. There's a big difference between discussing something and arguing something without listening to a different viewpoint.
(7) Don't give in to gossip. It is so destructive.
(8) Respect the feelings of others.
(9) Pay no attention to those who think less of you. There are always knockers in this world but know that there are many more people willing to uplift and encourage.
(10) It won't cost you anything, smile!!
 
 
 
  Monday
Jul-05
Here are 10 pointers to get along better with others:

(1) Say less than you think. Cultivate a calm voice, how you say it often means the most.
(2) Make promises sparingly, keep them faithfully.
(3) Never lose opportunities to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done.
(4) Be genuinely interested in others. Let everyone you meet feel that you regard them as if they are the only person that matters in the world.
(5) Be cheerful as best you can.
(6) Keep an open mind on all debateable questions. There's a big difference between discussing something and arguing something without listening to a different viewpoint.
(7) Don't give in to gossip. It is so destructive.
(8) Respect the feelings of others.
(9) Pay no attention to those who think less of you. There are always knockers in this world but know that there are many more people willing to uplift and encourage.
(10) It won't cost you anything, smile!!
 
 
 
  Sunday
Jul-04
'Monday was the feast of Peter and Paul. Both are very important figures in Church history. One might ask why they didn't get a separate feast day each such is their importance!

Peter was given the title 'rock'. He was full of enthusiasm, vibrant, colourful and often did things on the spur of the moment. Was he rock solid in all he did? Not at all. Like any of us he was human, weak and vulnerable. Yes he made mistakes and the biggest of all was when he denied his best friend Jesus during his moment of greatest need.

But he always had a big heart and he made a great recovery. His mistake turned out to be a blessing in disguise. He put renewed heart and vigour into everything he did, he became a great leader with a rock solid belief in a God whom he loved dearly.

Paul as we know was someone who had a deep hatred of the early Church. His hate was so deep that he took great pleasure in persecuting anything to do with faith matters. But God had other ideas and Paul did a conversion. What a u turn in life, from persecution and hate to preaching a message of love and forgiveness. Paul's enthusiasm rubbed off on many people and he was the first missionary to travel with the Good News of Jesus.

Both Peter and Paul remind us that when we are weak is the moment when we are strongest. God never ever gives up on us when we have done wrong. As Paul puts it so well nothing can ever come between us and the love that God has for each of us.
 
 
 
  Thursday
Jul-01
'Monday was the feast of Peter and Paul. Both are very important figures in Church history. One might ask why they didn't get a separate feast day each such is their importance!

Peter was given the title 'rock'. He was full of enthusiasm, vibrant, colourful and often did things on the spur of the moment. Was he rock solid in all he did? Not at all. Like any of us he was human, weak and vulnerable. Yes he made mistakes and the biggest of all was when he denied his best friend Jesus during his moment of greatest need.

But he always had a big heart and he made a great recovery. His mistake turned out to be a blessing in disguise. He put renewed heart and vigour into everything he did, he became a great leader with a rock solid belief in a God whom he loved dearly.

Paul as we know was someone who had a deep hatred of the early Church. His hate was so deep that he took great pleasure in persecuting anything to do with faith matters. But God had other ideas and Paul did a conversion. What a u turn in life, from persecution and hate to preaching a message of love and forgiveness. Paul's enthusiasm rubbed off on many people and he was the first missionary to travel with the Good News of Jesus.

Both Peter and Paul remind us that when we are weak is the moment when we are strongest. God never ever gives up on us when we have done wrong. As Paul puts it so well nothing can ever come between us and the love that God has for each of us.
 
 

 

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