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by Joyce
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: family home fire
Replies: 24
Views: 7449

family home fire

In England and Wales it's the job of the local council to arrange emergency housing, Joe.Fire insurance policies might pay for a hotel for a few nights. Not many people have relatives who'd be able to take in a family of this size, so I pray that they will soon be found somewhere suitable while they...
by Joyce
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Advent Book Group 2012
Replies: 94
Views: 34334

Advent Book Group 2012

Josie, I agree that so long as one knows the difference between fiction and a book of instructions, it's fine to enjoy books - or TV or radio - about more or less anything. Witchcraft, contacting the dead, black magic,murder and bank robbery are all sinful. So are adultery,fornication, drunken drivi...
by Joyce
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Advent Book Group 2012
Replies: 94
Views: 34334

Advent Book Group 2012

Something else I have a hard time with is the "earthly things are bad, spiritual things are good" idea. God made us, gave us these bodies. According to John, God did even more than that: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son...
by Joyce
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayer for Rifka
Replies: 11
Views: 3186

Prayer for Rifka

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
For Rifka and all who love her.
For the best treatment and for healing.
by Joyce
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Joe R.
Replies: 24
Views: 6175

Joe R.

For care and for healing :votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:
by Joyce
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Worshippers in spirit and truth
Replies: 20
Views: 7445

Worshippers in spirit and truth

Thanks, Ros. I'd forgotten a lot of that history. It was a very good succinct reminder. I'd thought Jesus was talking only literally to the Samaritan woman and having a dig at hypocritical Pharisees at the same time. Do you think the woman was part of a living parable, like Hosea ?
by Joyce
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Advent Book Group 2012
Replies: 94
Views: 34334

Advent Book Group 2012

Josie, thank you very much for going to so much trouble to review the book and to align some of its information with your own experiences. I very much enjoyed reading your thoughts and comments. I became a science fiction fan as a child,partly through being able to appreciate some of it from my idea...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Worshippers in spirit and truth
Replies: 20
Views: 7445

Worshippers in spirit and truth

That's a comforting thought Joyce. Especially for someone who struggles to find the right words, doesn't know most of the tunes and certainly can't quote scripture. But I do believe with all my heart and try my best. <3 :flowerface: xxxx Jesus made quite clear what He thought of those who knew ever...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Worshippers in spirit and truth
Replies: 20
Views: 7445

Worshippers in spirit and truth

Truthie, I think He means sincerely . It was as easy then as it is now to pretend in order to impress the world around. They could say the right words, sing the right tunes and quote the scriptures to fit their own behaviour without caring what it was really all about. We can still do all that if we...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: family and frineds
Replies: 9
Views: 2591

family and frineds

:votive2: For security of livelihood and improved health for your friend.

:votive2: For happiness and good health for your wife.
by Joyce
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Work situation
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Work situation

"It never rains but what it pours."
You seem to be facing a storm of troubles at the moment.

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle: For the whole family to be sustained through it all.
by Joyce
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Christening Etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Christening Etiquette

As for gifts for the God parents ..well to be quite honest the greatest gift I have ever received is the privilege of being asked to be a God Parent..there is nothing to compare with the trust and confidence parents have in you ...so I have never thought of giving or receiving a gift. Hear hear ! V...
by Joyce
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Visiting Churches
Replies: 33
Views: 9257

Visiting Churches

Thirty years ago there were Church services on both broadcasting TV channels every Sunday morning and it wouldn't necessarily have occurred to everybody that there'd be anybody who hadn't seen one - but of course churchgoers of another denomination wouldn't have been at home to watch the TV.As for t...
by Joyce
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Visiting Churches
Replies: 33
Views: 9257

Visiting Churches

If the instructions of when to stand or sit are not in the book, it doesn't matter if you do things differently. One may feel a bit shy about it so the thing to remember is that nobody minds. The most anybody would think would be that a newcomer is from a different church or tradition. If you are ob...
by Joyce
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Worshippers in spirit and truth
Replies: 20
Views: 7445

Worshippers in spirit and truth

Truthie, please be assured you did get at least one answer. I spent quite some time replying to you. I don't know where my comment has gone.
by Joyce
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

That's a good idea for a thread. I rather fancy that.
by Joyce
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Advent Book Group 2012
Replies: 94
Views: 34334

Advent Book Group 2012

I've enjoyed this book. Will Dr Gooder be joining us on Jan 10th ?

What are we reading for Lent ?
by Joyce
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Holly
Replies: 21
Views: 5808

Holly

rolyn wrote::votive2: For Holly.

Thank You Father for offering us hope through our modern medicines and treatments. Whilst also giving us the knowledge that true Hope ultimately lies in Your Gracious Hands.
:votive1: :votive1:
Amen :votive1: :votive1: :votive1: For sympathetic and efficient care.
by Joyce
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 21
Views: 5947

Prayer request

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle:

That the Lord will strengthen both of you and soothe all the adolescents as this difficult time of life is negotiated.
by Joyce
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

Great attitude, Truthseeker.
by Joyce
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

Truthseeker, it certainly sounds as though praying for clarity wouldn't come amiss. However, remember that none of us has the right to gamble with somebody else's life. People don't come on approval : we can't send a child back to the shop if being a parent isn't what we hoped for. There's no changi...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

Isobel, when you worry,stop and write down a reasonable answer to every 'what if' question. It's been known to work over time. Imagine you are a child whose parents tell you Saddam Hussein is not coming to your house and to go back to sleep. (I'm guessing at your age and remembering what the prevail...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

The same way you get yourself to do anything else every day, Clairem Think about how you do that and apply it to Bible reading. I always found that not putting things away but leaving them within reach where one goes every day is a good way of encouraging activity. Keeping the piano in the hall with...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Resolutions
Replies: 36
Views: 9576

Resolutions

Now you've told us all, you've got a lot of people asking you how you're getting on. Smart move ! :biggrin: :votive2: :votive1: :minicandle: For success and remembering to keep your feet up. (When you're online keep your feet on the backless castor-ed office chair under the desk or whatever you've b...
by Joyce
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Seeking wee bit of advice
Replies: 41
Views: 11169

Seeking wee bit of advice

I have just come across this thread. You are right to consider the needs of your son, Joannes23. Any normal mother instinctively puts her children first when they are this young. Decisions our parents take when we are children can affect us for the rest of our lives. If you do some research into the...