Food for thought    3rd October 09


Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Just joking

Church bulletin bloomers

"This afternoon there will be a meeting in the South and North ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends."

The Lord is saying: You please me my child, because of who you are. I created you and love that which I made. The essence of you was planned before the beginning of time. You were born in season, and I designed you for such a time as this.You please me.



You may have heard the term 'debugging' in computer language. When a developer is creating a new programme it has to be tested for bugs. sometimes an error occurs and you may end up with the whole computer crashing. The error is a sign that the new programme has what they call a bug, which simple means it has not been programmed correctly.

As we grow up we can take on beliefs that cause us to do things that makes our life to crash.

Jesus said if we listen to his words we will be like a man who built his life upon a rock. Matthew 7 24,25

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

The world has taught us to hate to get revenge
Jesus taught us to forgive and bless our enemies

The world tells us to take and we will have more
Jesus tells us that if we give we will have more

The world tells us to think about ourselves. I remember an old Yorkshire saying that goes....Hear all, see all; say nowt. Eat all, sup all; pay nowt. An if tha ever does owt for nowt, allus do it for thissen.
Jesus tells us that it will make us happier if we give rather than receive.

The world tells us that the more we can obtain the greater we are and that the richest people are the most successful
Jesus said "what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

The world tells us that we must wield power of people to get what we want
Jesus tells us that the meek shall inherit the earth and that if we are to be great we must become the servant of all.

Just because the way we have been taught seems right, doesn't mean it is right and that it will lead to happiness.

Being a Christian isn't just a nice feeling that wears off after a few hours it's a total u turn in our thinking. It's a process of reprogramming our minds, to learn God's word and believe it. Consequently our actions and circumstances change, bringing peace and happiness into our lives and the people around us.





Be God or let God. ~Author Unknown

When we rest God works - When we work God rests


I wrote this song many years ago.... one day ....I'll record it!!!.... Shirley

Theres story that's going about a strange one there is no doubt
About a kingdom that's not like what we know
Where they say the way to win
is to love your enemies in their sin
It seems their King came and stooped that low

They tell me if I join them in their war my weapons would be mighty and my victory sure
But they don't use fear or hate no more
Love melts hearts of stone.
A gentle answer can break a bone
It seems strange in this kingdom upside down
Could it be that it's the right way round

I hear this kingdom's run by love,
its king is as gentle as a dove
The highest ministers choose to serve the small
The humblest take the highest seat the master's wash their servant's feet
And wisdom is the greatest wealth of all

The Purest died upon tree so the worst of us could go free
It seems strange in this kingdom upside down
Love melts hearts of stone
a gentle answer can break bone
It seems strange in this kingdom upside down
Could it be that it's the right way round

They say the more you give
you get
but those who hoard
end up with less
That's not the maths
I learnt at school
Those who fret for things
lose out,
forget what freedom's all about
To enter like a child is the rule

In this world of control and greed the rich live well while the poor still need
Maybe it's the world that's upside down
Love melts hearts of stone a gentle answer can break bone
It seems strange in this kingdom upside down
Could it be that it's the right way round


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Shirley Howitt