Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Yesterday the autumn sun was blinding and sun glasses needed for me to see anything. We had a drive by Coniston Water. The lake was smooth, with gentle ripples made by one or two canoes. Reflections of the opposite bank heightened the experience of joyous delight. Unfortunately we were not able to stop on the narrow twisting road to take photographs where the views were outstanding but this one gives an idea. It seems the sun blinded the camera too in part!
It reminded me of St Paul's saying about reflections in a mirror 'but then we shall see face to face, and know as we are known'
All we see now may pass away, but to believers what remains is eternal.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
'He who comes to me I will give him living water welling up into Eternal Life.' (As I recall the words that constantly remain.)
There are some things never forgotten. A life-changing experience is exactly that.
Sometimes we come to a crossroads in life and a choice has to be made. 46 years ago, my life changed. I was the same person and yet I felt different. To start with, life was bubbling up inside of me and I could hardly contain it. And then I wanted to pray, to study, to learn, to grow. My life was to follow a new path full of ups and downs. Many changes have taken place and yet I know that very special water remains... and always will.
Monday, October 11, 2010
This little piggy went to market!
Pigs fascinate me. I could watch them for hours. They love to snout their way under fences to find roots, snout holes to fill with urine (to make mud to wallow in), and generally use their snout as a tool as well as to sniff with. I have seen them pee while other pigs drink it, and eat about everything in sight. Local ones eat everything dumped into their pen, including garden rubbish. Certainly nothing within their reach remains for more than a few seconds. As recyclers they are supreme — not a thing is wasted. Not only do they eat everything, every bit of them gets used when their time is up.
The small ‘pretty’ breeds are great, not that I would consider one as a pet but they appear to be fairly intelligent. I would find it difficult to cuddle a little pig knowing it was destined for market. This little spotty pig followed us along a lane until it could go no further — what a friendly creature!