Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memory Lane

Isn’t it amazing how memories work?

It seems like winter-time is full of memory triggers for me, specifically memories of my childhood.

There is something about the cold air that reminds me of exam days and sandwiches with beef or salmon cream cheese spread on them.

Some smells, like oranges, just trigger a feeling and fleeting memories of peeling oranges in front of oil heaters.

These memories in turn trigger more memories and sometimes you can go down the strangest paths.

Sometimes a song can also have very strong “memory-feelings” attached to it as well and you find yourself thinking about things that happened that would never normally be brought forward.

What are some smells that bring back memories for you?

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John 2

1: On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there,
2: and Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.
3: When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother told Him, “They don’t have any wine”
4: “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My hour has not yet come”
5: “Do whatever He tells you”His mother told the servants
6: Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons.
7: Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim
8: Then He told them “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet” And they did
9: and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10:and said: “Everyone brings out the choice winde first and then the cheaper wine after the quests have had too much to drink, but you have saved the best until now.”
11:Jesus performed this first sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed His glory and His disciples believed in Him.
12:After this, He went down to Capernaum, together with His mother, His brothers and His disciples, and they stayed there only a few days.
13:When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem
14:In the temple courts He found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money
15:So He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; He scattered the coins of the money changes and overturned their tables
16:To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market”
17:His disciples rememberred that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me”
18:So the Jews replied to Him, “What sign of authority will You show us for doing these things?”
19:Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days”
20:They replied: “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”
21:But the temple He has spoken about was His body
22:And after He was raised from the dead, His disciples recalled what He had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken
23:While He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many trusted in His name when they saw the signs He was doing
24:But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them since He knew them all
25:He did not need any testimony about mankind, for He knew what was in each person


John 1:19-51

I’m actually still busy with today’s reading. It’s long and I am struggling to concentrate. Granted, I’m doing it at a different time from “normal” – and probably for the wrong reasons.

 

You see, I’m rather worried about something at the moment and now I’m reading, looking for comfort and “something” telling me that it will all be OK. But I realised that I”m actually doing myself an injustice by doing that. I’m looking so hard for comfort that I might miss what God actually has to say to me, which could be something completely different from what I am looking for. 

 

I’m struggling to let go and let God. I want to fix and control things – and I know I can’t – doesn’t stop me from trying though.

 

 I once again used BibleGateway and combined from the NIV and HCSB

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19: This was John’s testimony when the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him, “Who are you?”
20: He did not refuse to answer, but he declared: “I am not the Messiah”
21: “What then?” they asked him. “Are you Elijah?” “I am not” he said. “Are you the Prophet?””No”he answered
22: Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
23: John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of the one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord'”
24: Now they had been sent from the Pharisees
25: So they asked him, “Why do you baptize if you aren’t the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?”
26: “I baptize with water”, John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know
27: He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie”
28: All this happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was Baptizing.
29: The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the World
30: This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me’
31: I didn’t know Him, but I came baptizing with water so He might be revealed to Israel”
32: Then John gave his testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him
33: And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit’
34: I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God, His Chosen One.”
35: The next day John was there again with two of his disciples
36: When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37: The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus
38: Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi(which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
39: “Come”, He replied, “and you will see” So they went and saw where he was staying and they spent that day with Him, it was about 4 in the afternoon.
40: Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus
41: The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ/Anointed one)
42: And he brought Simon to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas (which means Rock and is translated to Peter)
43: The next day, Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip he said to him, “Follow me”
44: Philip, like Andrew and Peter was from the town of Bethsaida
45: Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the One Moses wrote about in the Law: Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!”
46: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”Nathanael asked him. “Come and see”Philip answered
47: When Jesus saw Nathanael  approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit”
48: “How do you know me?”, Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you”
49: Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel”
50: Jesus said: “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.”
51: Then He said, “I assure you: You will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man”


A longer introduction

Once again, welcome to my blog.

I am moving over from blogger to WordPress and just wanted to give you an idea of what is currently happening on my blog.

I have started with a “Challenge” which is meant to result in a life change.

Currently I am focusing on quiet time and healthier eating habits (+ a little bit of a diet)

In order to reach my first goal, I am making a point of typing my reading for the day and posting it on my blog – please feel free to hold me accountable if you are so inclined.

The second goal is a bit more difficult to define and keep track of, but I am currently using CalorieCount to keep track of my food and (hopfully) weight loss.

To make this a bit more of an introduction;

10 Facts about me:

  • I am 25 years old
  • I have been married since October 2011
  • I love crochet
  • I have an awesome husband
  • We have 2 cats, Kilhra and Squeaky
  • I work as a developer/business analyst
  • I am a born again follower of Christ
  • I am very judgemental – something that must change
  • I despise mushrooms
  • I love Opera music

 


Hello

Welcome.

I hope that you will get comfortable and stay a while.

greetings,

Carla