pauseforthought

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There will always be parts of our lives we’d rather forget – those moments when something traumatic happens to us, or those times when we’ve done something that may have ruined the life of someone else, perhaps permanently. Those moments define us, and they can be moments we’d rather not ever have to remember.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 15.11.2022 Most of our life is spent hoping God’s got this, remembering that He does and seeing that He has.

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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘phone a friend’? While it may have been made more widely known by a popular British TV quiz show, I’ve used it and heard it for many years before that. The meaning is fairly simple – when you get stuck, you contact someone who may know more.

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When we look around the world we see houses built for their surroundings. But one thing all houses remains constant – they really do need fresh air to keep them healthy. As people we produce moisture all through the day, and that needs to be allowed to escape the house.

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We can treat life how we treat eating toast! We can take it all and shove it and hope for the best. But there is a better way and, having a beard, has made me more aware of the need to bread my toast into smaller pieces; any of us would do well to break up our lives into smaller pieces too.

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There are always issues to face in life. Sometimes we can pretty much work them out as we go. Sometimes, we need a manual. Or, in the case of the new video editing software we’re now using, lots of time spent watching YouTube videos kindly made by others!

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As a slight caveat, this is the first video edited with some new video editing software we’re now switching across to. I think it’s improved various elements of both the editing and the videos you can watch that we make.

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I sent a quick message to a friend. I’d fixed a bin. He was a mechanic, so I told him what I’d managed to do, with my own hands and some ingenuity (and some super glue and cable ties). I also took the opportunity to check on how he is doing. He is a good friend, and someone who had given all for his country, and pays the price of that sacrifice today.

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Jesus will return one day. It states it in the clearest of terms at the end of the bible, but also all the way through the bible too. Jesus IS coming back, and there WILL be a judgment made of those who are going to heaven, and those who are going to hell.

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Our kitchen has a sensor which enables the lid to raise, and hold in place – open – at just the swipe of your hand. Or your butt if you back towards it. It really isn’t fussy!

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Our sensor bin gets used often and, as it gets used, the batteries eventually get tired and give up their efforts. We put in hew batteries, or freshly recharged batteries, and it becomes all spritely once more.

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In our home we bought, quite a while ago, a battery operated sensor bin. Some friends had one and, once we’d used their sensor bin, we knew we wanted one too. However, as is often the way, the engineering to keep it at a lower price, was not as good as the idea.

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Halloween – is it a good thing or a bad thing to celebrate Halloween? I’ve heard both sides of the argument! So what do I think? What is the position of the BerryBunch.family Ministry – that reaches out to families all around the world?

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In this 3rd part of this look at The Trinity, wind is the basis of the analogy. Wind is really important to growing trees. All that pushing and pulling actually helps the tree grow stronger roots. Take away the wind, and the tree can grow only so tall before it falls over.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 28.10.22 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41 v 10)