Lifes Hard

We are just a couple of weeks into a new year and already I’m failing on my years goals. I resolved to get fit for 40 last year (I’m currently 37 and a half) and I also wish to learn the guitar, (I’m tone deaf). So 3 weeks in, my getting fit is limited to just half an hour a day of rigorous exercise (most days) and squeezing in 10 minutes of guitar practice between getting home from work, collecting my son from school, preparing and cooking dinner and other duties and responsibilities I have in my life. I’m sure you understand my pain. It all boils down to priorities. Yet priorities itself is a strange word. It cannot really be used for a collection of most important things because the word


I know of no-more potent killer than isolation. There is no more destructive influence on physical and mental health than the isolation of you from me and of us from them. It has been shown to be a central agent in the etiology of depression, paranoia, schizophrenia, rape, suicide, mass murder, and a wide variety of disease states. … The devil’s strategy for our times is to trivialize human existence and to isolate us from one another while creating the delusion that the reasons are time pressures, work demands, or economic anxieties. Philip G. Zimbardo One of the most famously exclusive shops in the UK is Harrods. People will go and spend thousands of pounds on suits, jewellery, homewares


Psalm 92:12-13 12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. I once kept chickens. I don’t know if you know, but chickens like to huddle together at night to keep warm, especially during winter nights. So one long winter’s night, one of my chickens (for some inexplicable reason) decided to stay outside the coop, and froze to death! The reason for my rather macabre story is that it is sometimes a picture of people’s spiritual lives. Have you ever known someone to leave their community group or church because of some silly offence, or because they got overlook

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