Saturday, 26 January 2013



An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.

This continued off and on for several weeks. Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

Thursday, 24 January 2013



We hear so much about God

you would think that some people

found some primary data on the subject.

They sell their truth

with supreme confidence.

They tell small children

that God is watching them—

and keeping a record of the scenes.

They terrify everyone

and say that God tells them to do it.

But it is God who is Supreme Truth,

not those who claim to be.

Play it safe: Put your trust in God.

Joan Chittister


Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Apparently with no surprise,
To any happy flower,
The frost beheads it at its play,
In accidental power.
The blond assassin passes on.
The sun proceeds unmoved,
To measure off another day,
For an approving God.


As a guy takes his seat on an airplane, he is surprised to find a parrot strapped in next to him. After taking off, the flight attendant comes around to serve the passengers on the plane. The guy asks the flight attendant for a coffee and the parrot squawks: "And get ME a coke...NOW!"
The flight attendant, flustered by the parrot's attitude, brings back a coke for the parrot. However, she forgets the coffee for the guy.
As the guy points this out, the parrot drains his glass and screams:
"Get me another coke or I'll really create a scene!"
Quite upset, the attendant comes back shaking, with another coke, but still no coffee.
Irritated at her forgetfulness, the man decides to try the parrot's approach. "I've asked you twice for a coffee. Go and get it right now, or I'll create a scene that will make HIS look like a Victorian tea party!"
The next moment, both the guy and the parrot are grabbed and thrown out of the emergency exit by two burly security guards.
Hurtling towards earth, the parrot turns to him and says: "You're pretty cheeky for a guy who can't fly!"

Monday, 14 January 2013




Action star Liam Neeson has said he regrets the loss of the sanctity of sex in modern day culture and continuously struggles with the the sexualized nature of society.
The 'Taken' star said he blames the cheapening of sex for ruining loving relationships.
Speaking to the 'Catholic Herald', Neeson, who has two teenage sons, Micheal, 17, and Daniel, 16, explained: "I'd hate to be a kid now, because we're all inundated with so much information about sexuality, coming at us from everywhere – the media, the advertising billboards, just everywhere – and it must be so confusing for them."
 "There's a problem that, if you become over-familiar with something, it moves from the sacred to almost the profane," he said.
"The act is very, very special. It's full of mystery and wonder, and I'd hate us all to get to the stage where we just treat it lightly, because it deserves more than that."
He added: "Times have changed since I was young, no doubt about it."
When the 6ft 4in movie star was described as a sex symbol in the past, he quipped  that he was past his 'sell-by date.'
The 60-year-old Oscar nominated actor lost his wife Natasha Richardson three years ago when she died after suffering a head injury while skiing in Canada. The daughter of the actress Vanessa Redgrave and the director Tony Richardson, Richardson had been married to Neeson for 15 years.
He briefly dated Freya St Johnston, a public relations executive, before the relationship ended as Neeson reportedly wanted to spend more time in New York with his sons.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


The prophetic songs of Keith Green still resonate today. He died a young man in an air crash but left behind a body of work that still speaks to the church  and sets the standard for all who want to follow Jesus.
(for best view click on You Tube below)

Saturday, 5 January 2013




Forgive me when I fail to take time
to be in fellowship with you
when I fail to take time
to be in fellowship with others
when I have been so wrapped up
in my own existence
that I have wasted time
precious time
your gift of time

Grant me the desire
to walk with you
talk with you
and be your voice and comfort
to those I meet
this day and all days.

taken from ...

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

A Happy New Year To Everyone