Sunday, May 23, 2010

On being .......Blessed!!

Category: Religion and Philosophy
A new way to "hear" something familar:

"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there
is more of God and God's rule.

"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only
then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are-no more, no less.
That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't
be bought.

"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food
and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.

"You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find
yourselves cared for.

"You're blessed when you get your inside world-your mind and heart-put
right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

"You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of
compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your
place in God's family.

"You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The
persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom.

"Not only that-count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or
throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that
the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be
glad when that happens-give a cheer, even!-for though they don't like it, I
do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My
prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.
Matthew 5:3-12 (The Message)

Thanks to young Ninure for this post.

Monday, May 3, 2010

It's party time!

Well, the assistant has been busy cleaning up the place ready for the guests who will be arriving to assist me to maintain the property in the manner to which I have become accustomed, whilst they are attending a Bible College reunion in New Zealand.

This can only mean one thing, party time!!

So here I was spending most of this afternoon on the catphone network sending out invitations to all and sundry to join me for a 'Balcony Bash' not to be missed.

The committee members of Cat Power were quick to lend their support as I proposed to them that we could use the function as a recruiting opportunity as we are always on the lookout for new members to our cause.

In relation to the catering, I have called on my friends at 'Kitty's Catering for Purrrrfectable Pickings' and they have promised to deliver trays of delectable delights to ensure our pallets are placated with heavenly tastes.

In relation to the drinks, well I have resorted to the ever reliable standby tactic of the BYO routine. *Boys Your Out, if you don't Bring Your Own*

The last thing to decide is the timing for the function and here I have gone for a 1:00am start. This will give my guests plenty of time to arrive, relax and rehearse.

Ah yes, the rehearsing!

We will be having a rootin' tootin', boot skootin', sing a thon that will test not only the vocal chords of the singers but also the ears of all in the nearby vicinity.

Yes, all is ready and as my tennis mate says, 'Bring it on'.