I recently discovered the writing of Anne Lamott, and just loved what she says both in this excellent, honest and funny TED Talk '12 truths I learned from life and writing,' and in this comment below, which is about writing in particular, but what she says about the curse of perfectionism in general, is spot... Continue Reading →
Reduced Laughter: A Review
Reduced Laughter by Revd Dr Helen Paynter. A Review by Richard Matcham Chapter 1 – Introduction My title: In Defense of the Comedic Using Private Eye as a great introductory example, one thing is sure – humanity loves humour, and we love humour that subverts the way things are, the high-and-mighty, etc. The Bible... Continue Reading →
The Christmas Dinner
Christmas Day 2016 Turkey The Disciples Sometimes they acted like turkeys; sometimes they spoke like turkeys. Sometimes they are just like you and me. We are the type of people God loves; We are the type of people that Jesus came for. Roast Potatoes The Roman Soldiers Their on the plate,... Continue Reading →
To good not to post! 31st October-Reformation@499 LYRICS: Martin Luther's the name, but don't confuse me with the King I was just a simple man working on my law degree I was on the road home, and what did I see? Thunderbolt of lightning very very frightening me I was terrified, so I prayed to... Continue Reading →
If Jesus carried notes from his Vision Statement….
Be born in weird circumstances Flee a murderous king Argue with scholars at 12 And be a little bit above your station with your parents! Become a carpenter for 30 years Get baptized by your cousin John Go into wilderness and be tested by satan without eating or drinking for 40 days If successful begin... Continue Reading →
The most important thing I will ever say….
If you don't laugh at this you need help.....! If you preach then pay attention....! https://youtu.be/zgR5u2cy_AE
I love this (and almost all the cartoons) by the brilliant Australian cultural critic and cartoonist Michael Leunig. The diagram below looks like a normal day for me. How about you....?
A Calvinist arrives at St. Peter’s gates and sees that there are two queues going in. One is marked “predestined,” and the other is marked “free will.” Being the card-carrying Calvinist that he is, he strolls on over to the predestined queue. After several moments an angel asks him, “Why are you in this line?”... Continue Reading →
Married Men, listen and learn…
The best marriage advice whether novice or expert....(I say "expert" advisedly)!