One balmy day in the
South Pacific, a navy ship espied smoke coming from one of three
huts on an uncharted island. Upon arriving at the shore they were
met by a shipwreck survivor. He said, "I'm so glad you're
here! I've been alone on this island for more than five years!"
The captain replied, "If you're all alone on the island why
do I see THREE huts."
The survivor said, "Oh. Well, I live in one, and go to church
"What about the THIRD hut?" asked the captain.
"That's where I USED to go to church."
of the Lord
and Worship Rainbow Ribbons
A beautiful gift
The Lord is saying. Keep
walking... don't be discouraged. The enemy of your soul wants
you to give up or slow down. But I say renew your vigour and
walk on with your flags flying. Victory is imminent!!!! and
a new vision just around the corner where you will be able to
see more clearly.
15th July 10.
The Lord is saying: I
am with you. Pick up the feeble knees and the drooping hands.
Nothing has changed, I am still working to bring all that I
have promised to pass. Do not throw away your confidence but
walk upon the promises that I have given you. My word shall
Excerpt from Shirley's diary
October 16th 2006
Little Darma the dog last night was
in fear because she could hear fireworks outside. Somewhere
in her background she had been put in a compound and been
exposed to some noise that frightened all the dogs, but
they couldn't get round to sedating them all because there
were too many of them. She was without her family and probably
locked in a small kennel, subjected to tremendous fear.
Although she was safe at home last
night with absolutely no threat of the fireworks hurting
her, her irrational fear caused her much disturbance. Likewise,
when we have been subjected to a harrowing experience, because
at that point it looked like God had forsaken us, that His
love had failed us and that His safety was not covering
us, if we then gave in to the temptation to believe that,
then the enemy had a way in because of the lie. We believed
a lie. Darma believed that her life was at stake because
of the noise. Therefore every time she hears fireworks she
believes her life is at stake.
.. Can God heals us from
the what ifs
..? If Darma got healed she would be able
not only to feel safe in the house when the fireworks are
banging but also to go out there in confidence that they
would not hurt her. She would need some exposure to the
truth to see that if kept a safe distance from, the fireworks
would not hurt her. Yet she could enjoy the pretty colours
and exciting displays, etc. The truth always sets free.
Therefore we need to understand and
know that when we went through terrible circumstances in
our lives when we felt afraid and hurt and alone, when we
sinned, God's love had not failed us, He had not left us
and He was still protecting us. At that point we may have
needed wisdom and we certainly needed faith to believe in
God's love, but His hand had not left us. Where our faith
failed, the enemy came in with a lie, because our shield
was down. This lie has to be substituted with the truth
once and for all, so we can confidently go and be all God
wants us to be.
But what if
. Well what if
What if the dog bites us
. What if the firework hits
what if we lose our job. We are more than conquerors
through Christ who loves us. He turns all things round to
our good. When we get on the battleground we find we always
have the victory. When we face that which we fear we find
that there is no sting in it at all, only victory. Death
has lost its sting.
Beetroot juice 'boosts
and reduces blood pressure
Nitrates seem to be the key ingredient in
Drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help people exercise
for up to 16% longer, a UK study suggests.
A University of Exeter team found nitrate contained in the vegetable
leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake - making exercise less tiring.
The small Journal of Applied Physiology study suggests the effect
is greater than that which can be achieved by regular training.
"We were amazed by the effects of beetroot juice"
Professor Andy Jones
University of Exeter
The researchers believe their findings could help people with
cardiovascular, respiratory or metabolic diseases - and endurance
They focused on eight men aged 19-38, who were given 500ml per
day of organic beetroot juice for six consecutive days before
completing a series of tests, involving cycling on an exercise
On another occasion, they were given a placebo of blackcurrant
cordial for six consecutive days before completing the same cycling
After drinking beetroot juice the group was able to cycle for
an average of 11.25 minutes - 92 seconds longer than when they
were given the placebo.
This would translate into an approximate 2% reduction in the time
taken to cover a set distance.
Read more..... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8186947.stm
Root vegetable, and potential lifesaver?
Drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce
blood pressure, UK research suggests.
The key beneficial ingredient appears to be nitrate, which is
also found in green, leafy vegetables.
The researchers found that
in healthy volunteers blood pressure was reduced within an hour
of drinking the juice.
The study, by Barts and the
London School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School, could
suggest a low-cost way to treat hypertension.
"Drinking beetroot juice, or consuming other nitrate-rich
vegetables, might be a simple way to maintain a healthy cardiovascular
Professor Amrita Ahluwalia
Barts and The London School of Medicine
Previously the protective
effects of vegetable-rich diets have been attributed to their
antioxidant vitamin content.
While it took less than an
hour to note a reduction in blood pressure in the beetroot juice
tests, it was more pronounced after three to four hours and a
degree of reduction continued to be observed for up to 24 hours,
the report published on the online journal Hypertension said.
Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7228420.stm
(Some people have mentioned that
the link to my email doesn't work..... sorry... it looks like
if you want to email me you'll have to compose a message and
type my email address into your To box) P.s I'd love it if you
could email me with some feedback, to correct or encourage would
be a blessing.
this week, because I'm ministering in Marshgate Prison on
Sunday but back at the Danum the week after.
Word of the Lord Ministries Int'l
I am ministering in
song and testimony at the Doncaster Prison in Marshgate
this Sunday Morning 18th July 10. Please pray for a mighty
anointing and that the prisoners will be really blessed.
Please pray for Bernard
to get totally healed and completely saved. There is some
concern because he had to have an extra X-ray. He has had
bone cancer. Pray it will have disappeared.
Please pray for Sue
who has had a brain tumour. Please pray for a full recovery
and salvation to come to that household.
Looks like Jan is up
for getting some guitar recorded on my singing tracks for
the cd. Thanks Lord. Please
pray it will come together beautifully and be up and running
REFLECTIONS - A Moment
Here, neither fluctuating nor deviating,
yet intent on relinquishing to your future spasm of time.
A moment of truth, a moment of lie
A moment of love or one of hate,
Neither intruding on our will
Nor extinguishing our thought,
Yet here for us to use for good or ill,
Aware of your awesome presence, yet
and then ......the next, never to be experienced in a lifetime
How were you used you moment of a moment ago?
How tiny you seem
but yet how overpoweringly
How quiet you are in stillness,
But where can we find you in the tumultuous cacophony of
With how much respect are you treated in a world
so frighteningly divesting herself of such
a necessary commodity?
To kill or heal to maim or bless?
You, moment of a life, do you feel sadness or joy?
Or are you just here?
Neither taking from the last nor giving to the next.
You exist, uniquely embodied in a terrible power.
Are you the last moment of my time?
Do you know how many of you are allotted to me?
Do you know when to stop for me?
Unlike the butterfly caught in the
net you are free
....never to be trapped.
You, moment of ecstasy or joy, grief or pain,
you flee, gone forever,
You, moment of a moment ago
to whom do you flee?
Where is your home?
Where do you go?
You, moment of time
your existence is shrouded in veils
of mystery, how beautiful,
how terrifying, how sure.
Friend or foe, or are you just here,
touch-typing the clouds
in the valleys of space
as we dream on?
Some of us searching and wishing
for more of your sweetness,
others eager to bid you farewell.