Saturday, October 24, 2009
I love this updated version of John Newton great hymn.
Newton was a ship's captain on a slave trading ship. One night a huge storm blew up. As Newton left the ships deck, a huge wave swept overboard the sailor who had taken his place.
This was the starting point to Newton's faith.
After this turning point in his life he insisted that his crew's prayed and that all those in his care were treated humanely although it was another forty years before he openly challanged the slave trade.
I love Chris Tomlins gentle additions that speak so beautifully :
My Chains are gone
I've been set free,
my God my savoiur
has ransommed me
And like a flood, his mercy reigns
The earth shall soon disolve like snow
the sun forbear to shine
but God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Why did no one tell me about it? Why is it such a secret, i just want to shout about it from the roof tops! (can you tell I'm a fan!!)
Head lice and nits (the eggs) are something that every mum will come across if their child goes to school. When you first see your child scratch, a shudder of dread goes through you as you realise he tears and time consuming hair combing that is ahead of you. There is always the lotions and potions approach, but the chemicals contained in them are nasty, poisonous and dangerous, as one person put it "you wouldn't put them on your daffodils!". I have wasted pound after pound looking for the "perfect irradicator" I've tried electronic zappers, plastic combs and metal combs all to no avail. You think they are all out and then discover several days later that they are still lurking or that a stray egg has hatched out. And to make it even worse all the nits are left in the hair leaving a shameful tell tale sign that your child has had them.
On tuesday I went into Sainsbury's and my life changed. I was actually there to buy a thermometer and right next to the thermometer I saw it .... The "Rolls Royce of nit combs". At fist the £10 price tag took me back, but inquistive, I picked up te product to look. It all made sense, longer closer together teath with guidance spirals. What an ingenious product!
£10 lighter, I couldn't wait for my daughter to arrive home from school.
"Look what I've got", I called as she entered the door. I think that she was a little dissapointed, but even she was amazed by it's performance. I love my Nitty gritty comb!
The fact that the comb has a life time guarantee makes it even better and your doctor can even prescribe one for you on perscription (details on the website)
Don't believe me? Have a look for yourself. http://www.nittygritty.co.uk/site/home.asp it could be the best £10 you ever spend!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What a task lies ahead of you. It won't always be easy, they'll be times you feel like climbing the wall with frustration, times when you'll be angry, times you'll be sad, but many many moments that makes everthing worthwhile. The little pictures that will build up happy memories in your heart, all the firsts, tooth, smile, step and all too soon exam and driving test, boy/ girlfriend.
Through it all you'll ask yourself whether you are up to the task and whether you'll do the right thing?
In short it comes down to only two things Roots and Wings. Roots: the smiles, encouragement, values, independant life skills, guidance and love that you bestow upon your child as it grows. and Wings: knowing when and how to allow your fledgling child to emerge from the nest and stretch it's wings in the sunshine of the big wide world, knowing that they may flap about a bit ungracefully at first, but that they have the strength to fly when they are ready.
It's my sons 18th birthday on monday. He can fly!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
For those of you who don't know yet what a pandora style bracelet is, it's a new funky version of the traditional charm bracelets where you attached silver or gold charms to a link bracelet. Charms are traditionally bought to mark important events such as a wedding, the birth of a child or a first communion , eighteenth birthday etc.
With a Pandora style bracelet, you can add silver cored lampwork beads and dangle charms. The great thing is that you can use as few or as many beads as you want. You simply remove them if you don't want them all on.
Lampwork silver cored beads with a dangle charm
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