The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2014 in review
The picture above has appeared on my Facebook timeline a lot over the past couple of years. It is always there because a friend of mine has Iiked it meaning, by extension, that they agree with the idea of automatic drug testing for welfare claimants. Now, I'll start by saying that I have a deal … Continue reading Testing times?
Adoption. It's an amazing thing to do for a child. There are so many children in this world who, for one reason or another, find themselves without a proper home or family. many of them are so young that they really don't know or understand the situation that they're in. Others, however, are old enough … Continue reading Advent 17: Galatians 4:1-7
Herod is one of those well known, almost pantomime style, villains of our childhood stories. The evil king who tries to trick the wise men into revealing where Jesus has been born so he can... well, the Nativity plays rarely expand on what he intended on doing. He was thwarted by an angelic dream, however, … Continue reading Advent 16: Matthew 2:1-12
This is an urgent recall from Pharage Pharmaceuticals. Our best selling, groundbreaking sedative, You Kip, has been found to have some unusual side effects. Users may, in some circumstances, experience bouts of inappropriate language which include, but are not limited to, racism, homophobia, sexism and snobbery. Anyone experience these side effects are encouraged to blame … Continue reading URGENT RECALL NOTICE
No post yesterday. Church, stuff at home and a trip to a major sports award ceremony prevented it. So, two in one... I was struck by both Acts and Luke here regarding the importance of news being reported correctly and research being done thoroughly. I think we very often get short changed with the standard … Continue reading Advent 14 and 15: Acts 15:22-31 Luke 1 Jeremiah 32:17
There's an amazing amount of disagreement within the Church about the little things. Not least among these things is the music used for worship. The music is always too old, too new, too loud, too quiet, too archaic in its language, too repetitive, too boring, too upbeat, too full of guitars, too reliant on the … Continue reading Advent 13: Psalm 150