The Window: Have you seen it?

“The shortest essay in the recently rereleased collection, Confessions of a Heretic, is entitled “Effing the Ineffable.” In it, the late Roger Scruton speaks of the brief and indescribable glimpses we human beings are sometimes afforded of a world of meaning that seems to exist on a plane just outside of our reach. In these moments arising from contemplation or from the experience of great beauty, we sense that the deep mysteries of existence are somehow brought before our eyes, but they still defy our attempt at understanding. “When they occur it is as though, on the winding ill-lit stairway of our life, we suddenly come across a window, through which we catch sight of another and brighter world—a world to which we belong but which we cannot enter.””

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Beloved Kiera is unwell -A Special Edition Blog – Two Poems

Note: Kiera is unwell at present having suffered a stroke. She is safe in the loving hands of Anna and Rosanne. Below are two poems by Kiera sent to me by Anna. In the first poem Kiera laments the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll and at the same time pays homage to her late Majesty’s great love of animals. In the second poem, communicated a few days ago to Anna, Kiera bravely faces her own mortality and encourages us to believe that love goes on for ever.

A Tribute to Her Late Majesty

A tribute to our dear late Queen Elizabeth

By Kiera

Our Queen has died

This makes me sad…

If I’d known her

I would have had

Such gentle strokes

For she was kind

Such love from her

I would find

A Royal kiss

She would place

Right upon

My furry face

I think on me

She would dote

Her gentle hand

Would stroke my coat

Of all this

I am sure

She was Queen

Her word was law..

She loved us all

This I know

It’s sad to learn

She had to go..

It’s the end

Of her reign

I’m just a dog

But feel the pain

I need to say

One more thing,

Welcome Charles

Our new King!!

Kiera – A Reflection

“Go free”, I heard

“It’s your choice”

But the sound of your voice

Awakened me….

I had one paw on Rainbow Bridge,

Then two…

But I turned

And looked at you….

Your moistened eyes

And soft goodbyes

So touched my heart

I could not part

Not this night…..

The yonder light

Began to fade

And so I stayed….

Such love and healing

Has left me feeling

Renewed in strength

Until at length

I had no pain

And breathed again.

But love is constant, has no end

Remember this, my dear Friend…

My time will come and when it does

It will be right for both of us.

Over 2000 people have read the story of how Kiera came to England from Romania Click here to read the amazing story.

For other blogs about Kiera search the blog for “Kiera”.

East Sussex Snow Today

Just think. From beneath the snow will emerge a glorious English garden. What great encouragement for all who at this time are going through any adversity. Please scroll right down.

The Winter Garden

Below are some flowers which were growing in the same garden before winter Resting now, these beautiful promises of life renewed will burst through in Spring. As day follows night so spring follows winter. The darkness of Good Friday was followed by the blazing white light of Easter day. To God be the glory.

“All shall be well, all manner of thing shall be well” Julian of Norwich.

The Spider’s Christmas Gift – a Beautiful Frozen Web

London 11 December 2022

Thank you to SB for the exquisite picture.

Woody Cape’s Visual Paean

Woody Cape is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. What an inspiring picture! Thank you CM.

Thanks to CM for the wonderful picture

Get Ready to be Amazed – Really Amazed

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN – THANK YOU

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I guarantee that if you don’t know about the Golden Ratio, when you learn about it you will think about it and remember it for the rest of your life. You will want to tell others about it.

Please follow steps 1-5 in order. It is best to look at the video (step 6) last.

1. Look at this sequence of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 

2. Get out your calculator,

3. Notice that each number is the sum of the two preceding it. i.e. 0+1=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5 and so on….

4. Notice that if you divide any number by its preceding number you get 1.6*

e,g, 21/13 = 1.62*

e.g. 8/ 5 = 1.60*

e.g. 987/610 = 1.62*

5, look at this shell. Note the spirals.

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6. . Now watch this excellent video. It will blow your mind. Watch to the end.

You may have to click on the video while it is loading. The link is: https://youtu.be/wntIMD9wbR0

Please do not miss watching the whole video.

Footnote

Calling all photographers. I know you will enjoy and use what the excellent video teaches.

John Bartels

What does this tell you? Just look at all the nebula!

To God be the Glory

Theology: A Very Sensible Box

Do we trust God and at the same time have many unanswered questions about Him and how He works? Leslie Weatherhead offers us some very sensible advice: Leave those questions in a box marked: “Awaiting Further Light.”

Sensible advice indeed, for “now we see through a glass darkly….” (1 Cor. 13,12)

The late Leslie D Weatherhead C.B.E. M. A. PhD. D. Litt. D. D. was Minister at the City Temple, London. He was President of the Methodist Conference and Hon. Chaplain to Her late Majesty’s Forces .He is the author of many books including “The Christian Agnostic”, where the above advise is recorded.

✝️ Glorious London Dawn for Her Majesty’s Funeral 19 September 2022

The dawn of a new life for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

Her Majesty no doubt has experienced the truth that “No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Thanks to JD for the picture of the London dawn on 19 September 2022 at 6:43 am

Praise the Lord

Honouring Her Majesty at St. Matthews Wimbledon 18 September 2022

My she rest in peace and ride in glory – Amen

Four photos.