So this is Lent?

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Yesterday (Ash Wednesday) marked the beginning of Lent – a period of 46 days before Easter Day (4o were traditionally fasting days – the Sundays not being such days as the resurrection would be celebrated). Ash Wednesday as practised by … Continued

How are your fitness levels?

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According to at least one website, 80% of those who joined a gym in January 2012 in that part of the States quit within 5 months So is the message, don’t join a gym? Of course not. A gym can … Continued

The art of trust

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Café Terrace at Night was painted by Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France during September 1888. It can be viewed at the Kroller-Muller museum in the Veluwe (well worth a visit if you like paintings and sculptures). Any form of … Continued

Done with the manger, so what now?

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Took this photo above yesterday – the manger is empty (courtesy of Archeon). Christmas time has come and gone again. Did the truth of Christ coming to earth as a gift strike us in a fresh way at all? The … Continued

Emmanuel – God with us?

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Emmanuel – God with us! These are words spoken prophetically 100s of years before Christ was born. Words picked up by Matthew, one of the Gospel writers. Emmanuel – God with us. Or perhaps you ask, God with us? As … Continued

Stop!

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Yes, it is another not so exciting photograph : ) I don’t think I will be winning any awards! I took this from in the car on a cloudy, wet day. So? Well, the red light saying “Stop!” triggered some … Continued

Largely unseen, largely unnoticed!

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Okay, so the photo above is probably a strong entry for the “Most Boring Photo of November 2016” competition! It does not look that thrilling, does it? I took it this morning when out for a walk out at the … Continued

Kingdoms rise, kingdoms fall!

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The Earth is littered with the ruins of empires that believed they were eternal. So penned Camille Paglia, an American academic and social critic reflecting on society and history. During the last thirty years, the following states have vanished as … Continued

Where are we looking?

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The other week after 10 years of living in the Netherlands, we finally got to visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam! Yep, we had not been before : ) In our defence, it was closed for a number of years. Among … Continued

Life where there is death?

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The photo above was taken earlier today – a peaceful, sunny morning. Likewise the photo below was snapped a few minutes before it: Nothing extra-ordinary you would probably say. This is the top of our road where we live. It … Continued