Lord

11 Dec 18
A Glimpse of Grace

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 Isaiah 62:6 6 On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent.  You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest.   I don’t know about you, but when Advent comes along I get a little fired up.  I almost become a zealot, waiting for the […]

11 Dec 18
Misanthropester

Last November, I began playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. Over this year, I’ve gotten really into the game–writing my own adventures, painting miniatures, constantly talking about it with friends, reviewing other adventures, creating characters, and using it as a prompt to write more broadly about ideas. This’ll be my last D&D post […]

11 Dec 18
As I Go

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 No matter what we just heard in this morning’s Gospel, let us all make a promise to one another. Let’s all keep washing our hands. The disciples may have set a bad example for us, but there is no substitute for proper […]

11 Dec 18
Uncovering the Beauty Within (UTBW)

We are in a very interesting time in our history on this planet. I’ve been pondering the wheat and the tares growing up together. I’ve also been doing some research into why people would believe certain things, what the foundation of various beliefs are. I thought that satanists and luciferians were the same thing. I […]

11 Dec 18
Bible Teaching Notes

Exodus 19:3-6 19:3 Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain [Mt. Sinai] and said, “This is what you are to say to the house of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 19:4 `You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and […]

11 Dec 18
Son Up Til Son Down

I have been so incredibly blessed to say that I got the privilege of selling this home. I know, going into getting someone into a home or out of one is a process financially, decision sensitive, and emotionally up and sometimes down. I was so honored to meet this client and her sweet husband when […]

11 Dec 18
As I Go

1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Back in 2014, Pew Research Center conducted a massive study of more than 35,000 Americans across demographics to determine the religious landscape of our country. I know 2014 was a few years ago and this may not exactly be news to anybody. But just […]

11 Dec 18
The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō'bear Re'por)

“The longer one has skied the less one enjoys it.” This may seem a surprising assertion from a man who began skiing at the age of two and kept at it until he was 96.  But the words stare defiantly from the page of Peter Lunn’s technical manual High-Speed Skiing (1935), written when Lunn was 20 and […]

11 Dec 18
Ecological Era

With the delaying of the British Exit from the European Union Theresa May has been promising her people, some questions must be raised. To begin with, is it even possible to leave the European Union peacefully?  If it is not, why even ask the British people with universal suffrage if they want to leave the […]

11 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
With Saturday’s grand final looming, things are getting a bit tetchy behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing. Two of the remaining four couples have really felt the strain this week as the pressures build. Giovanni Pernice and dance partner Faye Tozer are all smiles as they prepare for the Strictly final I’m told that Giovanni Pernice and Faye Tozer have had a tricky week, and have been sniping behind each other’s back. And Ashley Roberts’ partner Pasha Kovalev has been making his feelings about her fledgling relationship with Giovanni known too. The clashes come as Ashley, Faye, Joe Sugg and Stacey Dooley prepare for their final performances on the BBC1 dance show. Stacey is the current favourite, with Joe closely behind — then there’s a big gap before ex-Steps singer Faye and the former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley. Ashley Roberts and Giovanni have grown close during the competition An insider said: “Faye and Giovanni have been struggling with the pressure and have both been ranting behind each other’s back. “Giovanni is fiercely competitive and wants to win, but he knows they don’t have a hope in hell, as Stacey and Joe are both so popular with fans. “Faye is sensitive, and after weeks of relentless training, she is feeling quite emotional. “They’re hoping they can put on a brave face for the final, but behind the scenes it’s incredibly volatile.” [bc_video video_id=”5978265093001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Strictly pro Neil Jones begs viewers to stop punishing Ashley Roberts”] Ashley, who is the rank outsider, has also grown closer to Giovanni during the show. During the programme’s time at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom, the pair were all over each other. But the relationship has not gone down well with Pasha, who dates former contestant Rachel Riley. My source added: “He thinks it’s distracting. Ashley and dance partner Pasha Kovalev “He knows their chances of winning are slim now anyway, but he wants them to give it their best shot. “Anything other than rehearsals feels like a distraction to him.” Given that this is a two-horse race between Joe and Stacey, Faye and Ashley are probably better off watching from home. READ MORE FROM ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN [boxout headline=”MUST WATCH”]WHAT? World’s Strongest Man 2018, Channel 5, 7pm. WHY? The world’s burliest blokes converge on Sheffield Arena for strength contests in a new series presented by James Richardson. I must have missed my invite. [/boxout] Oti all set to dazzle Strictly’s Oti Mabuse looks on sparkling form as she gears up for new BBC1 talent show The Greatest Dancer in a shimmering ensemble. Dancer Oti Mabuse looks stunning in her £10,000 boots The South African pro last night joined fellow dance captains Cheryl Tweedy and Matthew Morrison at the show’s London launch ahead of its January airing. Oti pulled out all the stops with a pair of £10,000 diamond boots and a source said: “They were the talk of the launch and her manager had to make sure he kept his eye on them constantly during the evening. “Misplacing them could have been a costly mistake.” From what I hear Oti is set to be the jewel in this show’s crown. [bc_video video_id=”5971358720001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse are eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing”] [boxout headline=”BIZBIT”]Fans of skating champs Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are in for a treat. The Christmas Day biopic, on ITV at 9.15pm, features footage of their famous 1984 Olympic gold-medal winning routine of Bolero.[/boxout] Only one can win Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn shared last year’s title with rival James White – but she is urging Lord Sugar not to repeat the twist in this year’s final on Sunday. The confectionery boss said: “I think he should just have one winner this year. Sarah Lynn and James White celebrate their joint Apprentice win with Lord Sugar “Obviously the double was a bit different, very flattering that Lord Sugar felt he wanted to invest double the money, and that was great for us last year.” Londoner Sarah co-owns successful business Sweets In The City with Lord Sugar, who rewarded her with a £250,000 investment, giving the same amount to James’ recruitment business after doubling last year’s Apprentice prize. Ahead of Sunday’s final on BBC1, Sarah, whose firm supplies personalised sweet gifts, spoke of her Christmas gift for Lord Sugar. She said: “He likes certain American hard gums and jelly beans so we like doing him a bespoke jar of those. They go down well.” [bc_video video_id=”5685367845001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Apprentice shock as Lord Sugar doubles his investment and crowns both James White and Sarah Lynn winners”] [boxout headline=”JUNGLE TEAMS EXTRA KIP”]After a drink or two at the wrap party, the I’m A Celeb stars could have been nursing a few hangovers as they took the long flight home yesterday. But Extra Camp hosts Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash missed all the fun. Scarlett said: “We were so sleepy – we really wanted to party with everyone but we just watched movies together, The Muppets, before going to bed.” The trio will be hopeful of being rehired next year for the ITV2 spin-off show. I reckon they’d do a lot worse than adding Emily Atack to that line-up. [/boxout] Gross life for Hayley Hayley Atwell beams at the launch of new BBC1 drama The Long Song yesterday – but filming the harrowing tale of slavery was a very different experience. The Captain America actress was left feeling “disgusting” and “gross” while playing the role of wicked Caroline Mortimer – the sister of a plantation owner – in early 19th century Jamaica. Hayley Atwell at the launch of the BBC drama The Long Song Hayley, who stars alongside Sir Lenny Henry, said: “I would go home and I felt disgusting, I felt gross. “And that’s also at times how I had meant to feel. “I’m doing things which are very much against my own instincts as a person and also very against the warmth of the cast. “It was painful at times.” The Long Song, based on the 2010 bestselling novel about the last days of slavery, is a three-part series. The first episode airs on BBC1 on Tuesday at 9pm. [bc_video video_id=”5573656910001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Hayley Atwell stars as lawyer Hayes Morrison in new Sky Living drama Conviction “] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] [boxout headline=”SOAPBOX”]Sinead is devastated by the news that Steff has died, on Coronation Street. When Chesney sees her in tears he presses on with Beth’s plan before being mugged of the shop takings by Kirk. Meanwhile, Cathy confronts Brian about the caffeine pills she finds in his coat and a doctor gives him a diagnosis of heart palpitations. On Emmerdale, things get awkward when Dawn misreads Pete’s intentions after he lets her stay at his home. He rebuffs her attempted kiss and she threatens to tell Rhona he made the first move. Elsewhere, Charity thumps Marlon when he tries to play peace-maker during her fight with Jessie over Noah’s school exclusion. [/boxout] Bizticker…Amy windhouse’s ex slams plans for hologram tour on GMB…CBB winner Stephen Bear wants to adopt triplets…
11 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
With Saturday’s grand final looming, things are getting a bit tetchy behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing. Two of the remaining four couples have really felt the strain this week as the pressures build. Giovanni Pernice and dance partner Faye Tozer are all smiles as they prepare for the Strictly final I’m told that Giovanni Pernice and Faye Tozer have had a tricky week, and have been sniping behind each other’s back. And Ashley Roberts’ partner Pasha Kovalev has been making his feelings about her fledgling relationship with Giovanni known too. The clashes come as Ashley, Faye, Joe Sugg and Stacey Dooley prepare for their final performances on the BBC1 dance show. Stacey is the current favourite, with Joe closely behind — then there’s a big gap before ex-Steps singer Faye and the former Pussycat Dolls star Ashley. Ashley Roberts and Giovanni have grown close during the competition An insider said: “Faye and Giovanni have been struggling with the pressure and have both been ranting behind each other’s back. “Giovanni is fiercely competitive and wants to win, but he knows they don’t have a hope in hell, as Stacey and Joe are both so popular with fans. “Faye is sensitive, and after weeks of relentless training, she is feeling quite emotional. “They’re hoping they can put on a brave face for the final, but behind the scenes it’s incredibly volatile.” [bc_video video_id=”5978265093001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Strictly pro Neil Jones begs viewers to stop punishing Ashley Roberts”] Ashley, who is the rank outsider, has also grown closer to Giovanni during the show. During the programme’s time at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom, the pair were all over each other. But the relationship has not gone down well with Pasha, who dates former contestant Rachel Riley. My source added: “He thinks it’s distracting. Ashley and dance partner Pasha Kovalev “He knows their chances of winning are slim now anyway, but he wants them to give it their best shot. “Anything other than rehearsals feels like a distraction to him.” Given that this is a two-horse race between Joe and Stacey, Faye and Ashley are probably better off watching from home. READ MORE FROM ANDY HALLS’ BIZARRE TV COLUMN [boxout headline=”MUST WATCH”]WHAT? World’s Strongest Man 2018, Channel 5, 7pm. WHY? The world’s burliest blokes converge on Sheffield Arena for strength contests in a new series presented by James Richardson. I must have missed my invite. [/boxout] Oti all set to dazzle Strictly’s Oti Mabuse looks on sparkling form as she gears up for new BBC1 talent show The Greatest Dancer in a shimmering ensemble. Dancer Oti Mabuse looks stunning in her £10,000 boots The South African pro last night joined fellow dance captains Cheryl Tweedy and Matthew Morrison at the show’s London launch ahead of its January airing. Oti pulled out all the stops with a pair of £10,000 diamond boots and a source said: “They were the talk of the launch and her manager had to make sure he kept his eye on them constantly during the evening. “Misplacing them could have been a costly mistake.” From what I hear Oti is set to be the jewel in this show’s crown. [bc_video video_id=”5971358720001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse are eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing”] [boxout headline=”BIZBIT”]Fans of skating champs Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are in for a treat. The Christmas Day biopic, on ITV at 9.15pm, features footage of their famous 1984 Olympic gold-medal winning routine of Bolero.[/boxout] Only one can win Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn shared last year’s title with rival James White – but she is urging Lord Sugar not to repeat the twist in this year’s final on Sunday. The confectionery boss said: “I think he should just have one winner this year. Sarah Lynn and James White celebrate their joint Apprentice win with Lord Sugar “Obviously the double was a bit different, very flattering that Lord Sugar felt he wanted to invest double the money, and that was great for us last year.” Londoner Sarah co-owns successful business Sweets In The City with Lord Sugar, who rewarded her with a £250,000 investment, giving the same amount to James’ recruitment business after doubling last year’s Apprentice prize. Ahead of Sunday’s final on BBC1, Sarah, whose firm supplies personalised sweet gifts, spoke of her Christmas gift for Lord Sugar. She said: “He likes certain American hard gums and jelly beans so we like doing him a bespoke jar of those. They go down well.” [bc_video video_id=”5685367845001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Apprentice shock as Lord Sugar doubles his investment and crowns both James White and Sarah Lynn winners”] [boxout headline=”JUNGLE TEAMS EXTRA KIP”]After a drink or two at the wrap party, the I’m A Celeb stars could have been nursing a few hangovers as they took the long flight home yesterday. But Extra Camp hosts Scarlett Moffatt, Joel Dommett and Joe Swash missed all the fun. Scarlett said: “We were so sleepy – we really wanted to party with everyone but we just watched movies together, The Muppets, before going to bed.” The trio will be hopeful of being rehired next year for the ITV2 spin-off show. I reckon they’d do a lot worse than adding Emily Atack to that line-up. [/boxout] Gross life for Hayley Hayley Atwell beams at the launch of new BBC1 drama The Long Song yesterday – but filming the harrowing tale of slavery was a very different experience. The Captain America actress was left feeling “disgusting” and “gross” while playing the role of wicked Caroline Mortimer – the sister of a plantation owner – in early 19th century Jamaica. Hayley Atwell at the launch of the BBC drama The Long Song Hayley, who stars alongside Sir Lenny Henry, said: “I would go home and I felt disgusting, I felt gross. “And that’s also at times how I had meant to feel. “I’m doing things which are very much against my own instincts as a person and also very against the warmth of the cast. “It was painful at times.” The Long Song, based on the 2010 bestselling novel about the last days of slavery, is a three-part series. The first episode airs on BBC1 on Tuesday at 9pm. [bc_video video_id=”5573656910001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Hayley Atwell stars as lawyer Hayes Morrison in new Sky Living drama Conviction “] [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] [boxout headline=”SOAPBOX”]Sinead is devastated by the news that Steff has died, on Coronation Street. When Chesney sees her in tears he presses on with Beth’s plan before being mugged of the shop takings by Kirk. Meanwhile, Cathy confronts Brian about the caffeine pills she finds in his coat and a doctor gives him a diagnosis of heart palpitations. On Emmerdale, things get awkward when Dawn misreads Pete’s intentions after he lets her stay at his home. He rebuffs her attempted kiss and she threatens to tell Rhona he made the first move. Elsewhere, Charity thumps Marlon when he tries to play peace-maker during her fight with Jessie over Noah’s school exclusion. [/boxout] Bizticker…Amy windhouse’s ex slams plans for hologram tour on GMB…CBB winner Stephen Bear wants to adopt triplets…
11 Dec 18
Synergy of the Ages - NW

DECLARATIONS & DECREES: WE LAUGH AT THE ENEMY FOR OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL! December 11, 2018 – Psalm 126:1-6; Job 8:19-22; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; Psalm 115:9-18 (NASB) Psalm 126:1-6:  1 When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter and […]

11 Dec 18
responsorialpsalmcatholic

R.) Our life, like a bird, has escaped from the snare of the fowler. If the Lord had not been on our side when men rose up against us, then would they have swallowed us alive when their anger was kindled. (R.) Then would the waters have engulfed us, the torrent gone over us; over our […]

11 Dec 18
VENABLING

Yesterday was a strange day, It had many joys including a beautiful meal out for May Lin and myself with a friend. And yet it was a day when I sensed attack and oppression. I felt deep in my being the onslaught of the evil. one. Is this all in my mind or is it […]

11 Dec 18
The Journey of Moments

Back in December of last year, I had this compelling on my heart from the Lord to do something. I didn’t understand this burden or even the way that it all happened. I prayed about it for a while. I wrote about it in a journal and to this day, I will occasionally go back […]