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    Wed, Dec 31st - 4:17PM

    Still Trying

    Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saves a wretch like me. What a fantastic Hymn this is!, one of the most powerful Hymns of Salvation I think, John Newton must have been so desperate with nowhere or no one to turn to in a strange land but God, a victim of drugs where a woman owned him because of his addiction. A slave ship captain (and a slave of a slave) relieved of his Sin and full of Gods Healing Grace became a Anglican Priest. He was so moved by the Lord that he wrote this Hymn. God Bless John Newton! I was aware of Amazing Grace, with the Scottish Bagpipes produced by Paul McCartney, but didn’t attach much thought to it then until Cliff Richard recited these words on the sound track LP of Billy Grahams crusade in London, entitled Spree 73. I listened to that old LP many times the main sermon for me by Billy Graham (Matt 16v24 onwards) which still motivates and haunts me to-day……. Mat 16:24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Fantastic words. Praise the Lord! Where have all the years gone? Here I am thirty years later and still not made it, although I still hear the Lord calling me (I think) or should I say I have found myself unable to move forward in any way and everything I do is only short lived or not satisfactory, and then end up right where I started again. This could be a genetic thing as my Dad was very similar and nobody did anything in our house …., that’s long story for another time perhaps. This new year I am praying that the Lord will give me the courage of my convictions and the strength to break out of this humdrum existence. The worst sin of all is to turn away from and not accept the Holy Spirit, for the wages of sin is death. We shall see!

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    Thu, Jul 3rd - 4:49PM

    First Thoughts

    I think it must have been around 1962, when I became aware of God; it was at this time when one of my Grandparents took it upon herself to supply me with children’s “Ladybird” books principally books of the Biblical type for example “The Lords Prayer”, “Samson and Delilah“ etc, which looking back Grandma was always buying me books of this type mostly as presents for Christmas or on returning from holidays.  Sadly there are no ladybird books left now, the only surviving book I have today is a Collins Bible which Grandma dedicated and dated in September 1965.

    I can remember for some odd reason discovering a dead bird one day whilst playing with friends and for some odd reason we decided to burry it in the back garden, this maybe something common in those days or even today for that matter for children to burry the family pet in the garden, but this was a wild bird with no sentiment attached to it, the time must have been some kind of a landmark for me to remember it so clearly.  We dug a small hole in the soft soil at the back of the garage and one of us had acquired a shoe box to put the bird in. After a while the bird was interred and some kind of a cross was fashioned from some sticks and stuck into the ground as a headstone to complete the burial, and that would have been that, but I decided that something should be said over the little bird, that was the moment I had the thought of getting the Ladybird book so we could say the Lords Prayer over the poor thing.

    And there the memory ends; nothing remains but a picture of three little boys in my mind, frozen in time.






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    Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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    About Me: Married for 33 years, grown up son and daughter with four grandchildren. Still Trying to find my way..

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