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by Joyce
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: A Christian Employment Support Group
Replies: 37
Views: 16680

A Christian Employment Support Group

I agree with Ernest that what employers are interested in is filling the gap they have. The last thing they are supposed to think about is who needs the job. It is illegal to assume a male is a breadwinner and therefore more worthy of employment,for example. When I was a school governor I interviewe...
by Joyce
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: A Christian Employment Support Group
Replies: 37
Views: 16680

A Christian Employment Support Group

Good points, Beth. I can see how geography would be a problem for someone trying to get back into work. If one doesn't live within an easy bus ride of a jobcentre jobclub or one of their outreach posts, there'll be less access to any help available. Praise The Lord for the internet, although even th...
by Joyce
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: A Christian Employment Support Group
Replies: 37
Views: 16680

A Christian Employment Support Group

I think it is a bit of an assumption that unemployment is addictive. What an understatement, Jae ! Very British. Very polite. I think addictions can lead to unemployment but to see unemployment in itself as an isolated addiction is condemning people who already will feel bad about lack of work .......
by Joyce
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: A Christian Employment Support Group
Replies: 37
Views: 16680

A Christian Employment Support Group

Corbin, you do realise, don't you, that this is a Church-of- England site ? It is, of course, like the CofE itself, open to anybody. However,hardly anybody in i-church is American. Some situations are totally different on this side of the pond. For one thing, everybody here lives in a parish. A pari...
by Joyce
Sat May 31, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: A Christian Employment Support Group
Replies: 37
Views: 16680

A Christian Employment Support Group

Joe, it's similar here. Everybody is different. It takes many applications before one gets as far as being invited to an interview,and then it's getting through the interview that's hard if one hasn't been for one for years. In the UK there are job-clubs in town centres run by the jobcentres (govern...
by Joyce
Fri May 23, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 14
Views: 3589

Expectations

(Written before Jae's answer and Beth's reply to it . I didn't realise the original post was anything to do with a course or about counsellors. This was just meant to be a general contribution to the thread. ) Those are very good questions, Beth. It's not unusual in my experience for a C of E or C ...
by Joyce
Fri May 23, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for ill - treating a racing animal but I suppose anything's possible. It's the sort of thing that would get a lot of publicity and of course ought to. The RSPCA or the police would be down on them like a hawk, however regulated they claimed to be if they w...
by Joyce
Thu May 22, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

It's illegal in the UK to mistreat animals.
by Joyce
Thu May 22, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

I reiterate that gambling isn't itself sinful. But the consequences that can flow from it might well be. Quite agree, Ernest. One could say the same about many things. Jesus accepted wine on the cross so it can't be wrong to drink it. It goes without saying that drunkenness,however, can lead to sin...
by Joyce
Thu May 22, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

I often tell the story of when my godson was a new baby. He'd been born on Good Friday. At his parents' flat a week later on the Saturday morning I was amused to meet some cooing ladies from his grandmother's church - who I knew disapproved of lipstick, hair dye and jewellery - all discussing the Gr...
by Joyce
Tue May 20, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

True, Ernie. When behaviour of any kind is indulged in to excess and leads to neglect of duty,financial or otherwise, it can be seen as sinful. Staking,metaphorically or literally,more than we owe to those who depend on us,when to lose would could cause them hardship without their consent, is wrong....
by Joyce
Mon May 19, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Is Gambling a Sin?
Replies: 22
Views: 10147

Is Gambling a Sin?

Can you believe for a minute that Her Majesty would own horses and associate herself with racing if to do so were in the least sinful ?
by Joyce
Mon May 19, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Light a candle
Replies: 5006
Views: 1040716

Light a candle

hench1 wrote:More tests this week lord and a few more challenges.

Take my hand precious lord.

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
by Joyce
Thu May 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Community and suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Community and suffering

Very good points, Ros and Ernest. Vulnerability rather than suffering hits the nail on the head. As a country we were very vulnerable financially in the later seventies. Yes there was a lot of belt-tightening. Budgets were certainly under severe strain in all aspects of life. For one thing the oil c...
by Joyce
Tue May 13, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Community and suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Community and suffering

Re Whether shared anguish promotes community:it probably depends on what it is and whose point of view is taken. Most people who lived through the two world wars will tell us that there was a sense of community as the country rallied round and pulled together against a common threat. Statisticians,h...
by Joyce
Tue May 13, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Community and suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Community and suffering

True, Pam. I wouldn't say anything devalues votes as long as they are honestly and freely cast,properly counted and the people elected are allowed to get on with the job without fear.That's still a yet-to-be-attained ideal in some countries. It's seems ungrateful not to exercise our right to vote in...
by Joyce
Tue May 13, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Community and suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 3534

Community and suffering

One of my several-times-great grandmothers lost her licence for permitting a Chartist meeting in her pub, Pam. Whether she was community-minded or just wanted the fee for the hire of the room, I don't know. I've often wondered if she would have let the room to them if she'd known she'd lose her parl...
by Joyce
Sat May 10, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Encouraging communication
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Encouraging communication

"Please feel free to share this table" sounds ok to me: :)

To me too. Non-threatening but welcoming.
by Joyce
Sat May 10, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Encouraging communication
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Encouraging communication

My first thought was that this was a great idea. My second was to fear there would be sharp intakes of breath from various authorities suspicious of such a scheme. We'd probably have to apply for a licence - granted after we'd paid a princely fee for a thorough investigation of our background - to p...
by Joyce
Tue May 06, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Girls abducted from school
Replies: 27
Views: 15327

Girls abducted from school

:votive2: :votive1: :votive1:
by Joyce
Mon May 05, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Denise Inge
Replies: 29
Views: 12344

Denise Inge

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle: For John,their daughters, and all who knew and loved Denise.
by Joyce
Mon May 05, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Concentration
Replies: 22
Views: 8136

Concentration

Happy Mastering, Rubia !

Just remember that if your M is perfect there'll be no room for your D, so settle for superb for now. :)

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle: That concentration and focus wll soon come back. :reading:
by Joyce
Mon May 05, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Informal mentoring
Replies: 7
Views: 4279

Informal mentoring

Thanks, Jae.I thought there was something already in the blogs I couldn't find. Beth,you mention 'other actors'. Are you on the stage for a living ? Is there anything we might have seen you in ? Here are a few of my thoughts in general. An old Jewish saying goes,'If you want to make God laugh,tell h...
by Joyce
Mon May 05, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Informal mentoring
Replies: 7
Views: 4279

Informal mentoring

Where is it ?
by Joyce
Thu May 01, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Light a candle
Replies: 5006
Views: 1040716

Light a candle

BecksC wrote:Thanks for good fortune :votive1:
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