Sunday, 29 July 2007

Summer Time

Summer holiday: Just brilliant time of year. My wife (Susan Bowman) is a teacher and has six weeks of peace from the end of July until the beginning of September. I will continue with destiny image when all returns to normal with more tales of life as a Christian.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

A day of sunshine

For those of you who don’t know me. I travel a lot to Scotland and try to use the train when possible. Needless to say I have become accustom to Edinburgh Waverly Station as I change or alight at this point. Do you ever do some thing wonderful in your day? I did today. I helped a young blind girl from platform 9 to the main concourse. That’s not much, you may think. Well its not – but I made her so happy as she was about to panic. A little ray of sunshine.

While we are on about sunshine. What about rainbows? A friend sent this. Its just brilliant.

Morning and Evening
A Devotional Series by Charles H. Spurgeon

Morning Devotion
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"After that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." {#1Pe 5:10}

You have seen the arch of heaven as it spans the plain: glorious are its colours, and rare its hues. It is beautiful, but, alas, it passes away, and lo, it is not. The fair colours give way to the fleecy clouds, and the sky is no longer brilliant with the tints of heaven. It is not established. How can it be? A glorious show made up of transitory sun beams and passing rain drops, how can it abide? The graces of the Christian character must not resemble the rainbow in its transitory beauty, but, on the contrary, must be stablished, settled, abiding. Seek, O believer, that every good thing you have may be an abiding thing. May your character not be a writing upon the sand, but an inscription upon the rock! May your faith be no "baseless fabric of a vision", but may it be builded of material able to endure that awful fire which shall consume the wood, hay, and stubble of the hypocrite. May you be rooted and grounded in love. May your convictions be deep, your love real, your desires earnest. May your whole life be so settled and established, that all the blasts of hell, and all the storms of earth shall never be able to remove you. But notice how this blessing of being "stablished in the faith" is gained. The apostle's words point us to suffering as the means employed—"After that ye have suffered awhile." It is of no use to hope that we shall be well rooted if no rough winds pass over us. Those old gnarlings on the root of the oak tree, and those strange twistings of the branches, all tell of the many storms that have swept over it, and they are also indicators of the depth into which the roots have forced their way. So the Christian is made strong, and firmly rooted by all the trials and storms of life. Shrink not then from the tempestuous winds of trial, but take comfort, believing that by their rough discipline God is fulfilling this benediction to you.

If you don’t know Jesus then ask him to be part of your life.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

A phone call

Sometimes you get days like this, they are few and far between. The phone rings, you answer, it’s your daughter who can’t contain her excitement of getting her university results.

Yesterday, that’s what happened. Today I reflect on the moment. It’s just brilliant. I take my hat off to Laura Bowman who got a first in her decree at Sheffield University.

Isn’t it just fantastic and awesome.

Monday, 2 July 2007

It came in the post cont:

Climate change, global warming, saving the planet, saving animals. All night long on BBC 1 starting with the news. Do you believe it? Have you been taken in by the Greens. I personally has not become brainwashed by the media on a bandwagon. Why, simple I remember who began this lie. Her name was Mrs Thatcher. Evil to the core. Why it’s a way of taxing people and getting rid of the miners for nearly knocking her out of POWER.

Destiny Image Pubishers

Destiny Image Pubishers

Sunday, 1 July 2007

What came in the post

Odd, I must say. Postal strike on the day my wife wanted a important application for a job to be delivered. The very next day a magazine arrives in the post with a leaflet in it “Destiny Image” New releases of books. One of the books is tiled “ God’s Gonna Make You Laugh”. I am now very interested, as this book is about depression, thats a subject I could write about.

I will keep you ‘posted’ on the subject.