Letting The Light Shine Through

A boy went to church with his mother on a sunny Sunday morning. He was enthusiastic about the many colourful glass figures that
the sun traced through the stained glass windows onto the floor and he excitedly asked his mother what this and that meant.

She whispered that this was such and such a saint, and that was another.

Some time afterward, in religion class, the teacher asked if anybody knew what a saint was. The excited boy, raising his hand, said “I do”. “A saint is someone that the light shines through!”

How profound!

• If the light is not shining through what is
it that is blocking the reflection? What is
it that is making you heavy and opaque
rather than light and translucent?

• What simple practice can you think of to
“lighten up” and allow yourself to
become a conduit of life, light, and
hope?

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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Jesus – No Ordinary Man!

  • In biology, he was born without
    normal conception.

    • In chemistry, he turned water to wine.

    • In physics, he disproved the law of
    gravity when he walked on water.

    • In economics, he fed 5,000 with two
    fishes and five loaves of bread.

    • In medicine, he cured the sick and
    the blind without administering a
    single dose of drugs.

    • In history, he is the beginning and the
    end.

    • In government, he is the Prince of
    Peace.

    • In religion, no one comes to the
    Father except through him.

    • Jesus is Lord. Of all things.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

There is Power in the Word of God

The Word of God – the Bible – has great power. There is  Power in the Word of God will provide you with many wonderful truths, from which you will greatly benefit if you take the time to inwardly digest and use His Words – The Word of God – in your daily life.

There is Power in the Word of God (Kindle edition) costs only £1.53 and may be downloaded from:-

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This book is not intended as a replacement for your normal Bible study, rather it simply highlights certain Biblical passages which have great Power as you speak them – and read them.

Few of the Bible texts quoted in this book actually stand alone. Our intention is not for you to bypass reading the Bible on a daily basis.

Please take your time and look up each relevant text in your Bible (whichever version you may use) and be sure to read the scriptures before and after the texts mentioned in this book.

Most of the Bible Texts in this book come from the King James Version but very similar writings – even if slightly different Words are used – will be contained within all Bibles.

God Bless

 

Geoffrey

 

What My Mother Taught Me

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE…
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION…
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL…
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My mother taught me LOGIC…
“Because I said so, that’s why.”

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC…
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the shops with me.”

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT…
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

7. My mother taught me IRONY…
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS…
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM…
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA…
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER…
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY…
“If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE…
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION…
“Stop acting like your father!”

15. My mother taught me about ENVY…
“There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…
“Just wait until we get home.”

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING…
“You are going to get it when you get home!”

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…
“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.”

19. My mother taught me ESP…
“Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

20. My mother taught me HUMOR…
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT…
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

22. My mother taught me GENETICS…
“You’re just like your father.”

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS…
“Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM…
“When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

25. And my favourite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE…
“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Theological Thought for the Day

A man was invited to lunch with a friend of his, who was a Minister.

After the meal the two of them went into the Minister’s large study room-cum-office, in which hundreds of books were displayed around the room.

“Almost all of them are on theology,” said the Minister.

“And do you mean to say you have read them all?” the visitor asked.

“Yes – and many more.”

“And after reading so many learned works, what would you say that the Christian religion really is?”

The Minister did not hesitate before replying, “Loving God for all you are worth, and being a good neighbour”.

And I guess that’s all to be said!

When all theology is reduced to the bare bones, so to speak, all religion is fundamentally two things only:-

* Belief in some power other than ourselves

and

* Doing good whenever we can