DOES SATAN EXIST?
This morning on the return journey of the school run, I stopped at the local shop.
When I got to the checkout the sun suddenly decided to come out !
Almost all the customers and the staff in the shop turned to check out this rare occurrence and there was an audible sigh when seconds later the sun went back behind a cloud and it began to pour with rain .....AGAIN!
The lady in the queue behind me commented on how she would love to have some sunshine and I replied by telling her that I had heard somewhere on TV or maybe read it in the news that we were going to have a really hot May.
However, I did say that I wondered how they knew but then clarified that with ,'I didn't really care how they knew or how they got the information as long as there was sunshine'.
To which another customer stated,'I don't care if they sold their soul to the devil to get that piece of information,as long as it is true'.
Then the old lady in front of me turned around and said,'there is no such thing as the devil,it is just something made up to help with social control'.!!!!!!
Then she turned back to the shop keeper and paid for her purchases and trotted out of the shop leaving the rest of us with a smile on our faces.
You have to understand that I live in a property on quite a small housing estate that has a reputation (to non-residents !) similar to that of The Chatsworth so to encounter such deep theological thinking first thing on a Monday morning is not usual.
The family wedding of the year is over and life goes on :):):)
We all had a wonderful time and all my babies looked beautiful.
And now the exhaustion sets in and the recovery time begins , I am sure it is the same for all the wedding party!
This morning Little Missy has gone out for a play date with her special needs Carers and then for lunch and I am meant to be doing lots of housework BUT my joints are saying no so who am I to argue :)
I have managed to get the laundry going (the laundry for a child with special needs does not stop for holidays :) and I have also rebooted the dishwasher so that is my 'Activity Corner' of the kitchen rock and rolling .
I intend to spend this week cleaning up the house and getting it back into shape and next week I shall start my spring cleaning.
I have also decided that cleaning, laundry and cooking will stop at 6pm so Little Missy and I can restart our quality time together.
Each evening we usually spend a little time reading and writing and doing some craft/activity work and we haven't had time in the last few weeks so it is time to regroup.
This evening I hope to do some cleaning up in the back garden and also to do some planting.Little Missy loves doing things in the garden.
I also am going to try and take Little Missy to Heath Park as often as possible so we can both exercise in the Granny Play Ground.Little Missy seems to prefer the exercise machines for the older people.
I think it is now time to get into gear and get some more cleaning and tidying done before the Little Missy gets home.
Enjoy your Wednesday :)
Cardinal Keith O'Brien urges Christians to 'proudly' wear cross
Britain's most senior Roman Catholic Church cleric has called for Christians to wear a cross every day.
From the BBC Online News
'In his Easter Sunday sermon, Cardinal Keith O'Brien will tell worshippers to "wear proudly a symbol of the cross of Christ" each day of their lives.
The leader of the Church in Scotland, he will voice concern at the growing "marginalisation" of religion.
His comments come as a case is going to the European Court of Human Rights to allow employees to wear crosses.In his Easter message, Cardinal O'Brien is expected to refer to remarks made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 that Christians "need to be free to act in accordance with their own principles".
Former nurse Shirley Chaplin, from Exeter, and Nadia Eweida, from Twickenham, who worked with British Airways, are taking their call for all employees to be able to wear a cross at work to the European Court of Human Rights.'
If they want to wear crosses to work then fine BUT if you are a nurse then a metal chain around your neck is not safe .
Jesus or the Pope NEVER said the cross has to be a cross around your neck.
What about a patch you can sew on your uniform ?
The Pope wears embroidered crosses so he thinks they are ok .