The Way He Was Raised

When I first listened to this song, I was kind of half listening to the words thinking it was an okay song, then it got to the end and it hit me, all of a sudden it made sense. Now it’s one of my favourite songs, I just love the story and how it builds right to the end. ‘Cause that’s just the way He was raised When people start to gossip, He’d just walk away He always loved his neighbor no matter what they’d...

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The Shoebox

I love this song by Chris Young, the words are lovely – and it reminds me of the box full of memories that I have collected over the last 10 or so years. Don`t forget the little moments They`re the ones that mean the most When the way home seems so far away Take `em out and hold them close And take a picture with your father Cause one day he`ll be gone And don`t forget to fill an old shoe box Full of things to look back on

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Merry Christmas

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  

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Holes in the Floor of Heaven

I love the words of this song by Mark Wills. Every time it comes on in my car, it makes me a bit teary. The words are so perfect, and it is sung beautifully. I’ve just put the chorus here, but the entire song is amazing. Cos there’s holes in the floor of heaven and her tears are pourin down that’s how you know she’s watchin, wishing she could be here now. and sometimes if your lonely , just remember she can...

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Loved Ones

This is read every year at the Lights of Love service at Wheatfields Hospice. It’s a really lovely poem, with such a beautiful meaning. My Grandad was cared for at Wheatfields and they do such fantastic work. It’s nice to go back each year to support them. So many Christmas memories, Now touched by gentle tears Of Christmas shared with loved ones Left as precious souvenirs. The warmth of smiles and laughter, That extra special...

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Colours of Day

We used to sing this hymn in Primary school, and it was always one of my favourites. Looking at all the snow outside, the words ‘Light up the fire and let the flame burn’ sounded very comforting this morning! Colours of day dawn into the mind The sun has come up, the night is behind. Go down in the city, into the street, And lets give the message to the people we meet So light up the fire and let the flame burn Open the door, let...

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Don’t Laugh at Me

I first heard this song on an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, when Mark Wills sung it to a little girl who had been burned really badly. I fell in love with the song and the words, it’s just beautiful. Here’s the lyrics to the chorus, and I’ve put the video below if you want to listen to it. Amazing. Don’t laugh at me Don’t call me names Don’t get your pleasure from my pain In God’s eyes...

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Spanish Lords Prayer

I got a Spanish/English Bible last year for Christmas, which has Spanish down one side of the page and English down the other. I thought it would help me improve my Spanish. Not so much, but I do like this. Padre nuestro que estás en los cielos Santificado sea tu nombre Vénganos tu reino Hágase tu voluntad, así en la tierra como en el cielo El pan nuestro de cada día, dánoslo hoy Y perdónanos nuestros ofensas así como nosotros...

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Romans 8: 38-39

For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord

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Remembrance

I’ve just watched the Songs of Praise Remembrance special, and this poem was read. It’s a poem that is now synonymous with Remembrance day and captures the feelings perfectly. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Extract from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon This put me in mind of af a poem...

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Thank God

Happy moments, praise God. Difficult moments, seek God. Quiet moments, worship God. Painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God I heard this quote last year and it really stuck with me. It reminds me that God is with us through everything, and we should be thankful for everything that he does for us.

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John 3:16

This is one of my favourite bible verses, and I made this poster a few years ago. I spent ages collecting the letters from my mum’s magazines and then getting them stuck on the page. I love how much this one verse conveys and how much it reflects God’s love for us.

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Modern Day Lords Prayer

God in heaven, you’re our Dad. We respect everything you stand for, We want others to. Please bring heaven on earth. People living life your way, like the angels do. Please bring us what we need to keep us going each day. Please acquit us, as we cancel our grievances and throw them all away. Please pull us back from the edge of evil, If we’re falling or being thrown, Cos you’re all that matters, You’re able to do it and...

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New Car!

After spending a lot of money on repairing my car recently, all the oil leaking out of the tank was the final straw, so I decided to give it up and get a new car. I picked it up on Thursday last week and I love it!! It’s got a smaller engine than my last car (1.3 instead of 1.4) but it is so much more powerful. It’s a diesel car rather than petrol (must remember when I go to the petrol station!), so the engine sounds (and behaves) a...

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Steroids

I read a post on Tumblr this weekend which said that any baseball player that had admitted to taking steroids in the past should have any records removed from them, and shouldn’t be considered for admission into the baseball Hall of Fame. Now I don’t claim to know much about baseball, having only started following a team in 2004, and only watching it properly in 2008, but I don’t really think that is fair. If a player took...

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Golden Acre Park

I was up at 7 this morning to drive Vicky to work, so I thought rather than go home and back to bed, I would go for a walk with my brother. We went to Golden Acre Park, as we used to go there all the time with my Gran and my Mum when we were younger. I wanted to take a lot of pictures, but Frank has the patience of a five year old so wouldn’t stand still for long enough. I did manage to get a few decent pictures (I think). I would have...

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21st Birthday!

It was my birthday on Thursday, and it was ace. I was working, so I didn’t get to see my family until the evening, but I had a really good day. I went out for a quick drink with Mike at lunchtime, and when I got back there was a huge bunch of flowers and a card on my desk from everyone at work. The flowers are gorgeous, and a brilliant surprise. I had them on my passenger seat on the way home from work, and everytime I looked out my...

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Cake

As it’s 9 days until my 21st birthday, I thought I’d post a couple of pics of the best birthday cakes I’ve had. My favourite one when I was younger was pink ballet shoes that my dad made, but recently, I’ve had two ace cakes. First was on my 16th birthday, and my best friend made it for me. Then there was the cake that my family made me for me 20th birthday last year. This is my all time favourite cake, and I still have...

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I Love July!

I’ve always loved July. not just because it’s my birthday month, but because it was always the month that we broke up for the holidays, so it was always the start of summer. Not only is it my birthday, it’s my best friend’s birthday, my brother’s birthday and my Aunt’s birthday. So I woke up on the first of July and I knew it was going to be a good month. 6 days in and I already know I was right. Waddington...

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