BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY



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I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

John 10:28-30 ESV

TODAY IN HISTORY, APRIL 21st


ROYAL BIRTHDAY . . .


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

YOUR MAJESTY

Why I don’t run. Ever.


Calling Through The Fog

chariotsIt was my first time in a cinema and I was agog.

People dipped discreetly into boxes of chocolate-covered nuts. There were carpets on the walls. An entire seat just for me. And not the usual rubbish designed for children, made of Marmite-proof, Oros-repellent plastic: this one was upholstered in the kind of plush, red velvet you can only dream of when you’re six. Best of all, we’d come to see Chariots Of Fire, a film about two of my favourite things at the time: chariots and fire.

When we opened on a beach in Scotland, with no sign of burning two-wheelers, I was disappointed. But only for a moment. Soon I was bewitched by the iconic theme, clean as endorphins pulsing through a brain; hypnotised by the white-clad figures skipping through the St Andrews surf.

One of them seemed to be overcome with some sort of rapture, throwing…

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Whatever Floats Your Boat


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“Our love was lost;

But now we found it.”

– Love Lost, The Temper Trap

On the theme of “Afloat” for this week’s Photo Challenge, I immediately thought of Hat Yai’s Floating Market I visited last December during one of my trips to Hat Yai and Songkhla as part of my fieldwork. I’d never heard of the market before so I had no idea what to expect; when I got there, I was over the moon when I discovered that this place was in fact a food haven, for there was an entire row of boats with men and women (who are Thai but ethnically Malay and therefore Muslims) selling some of the best food I’d come across during my visit to Southern Thailand.

I had a sample of the ais batu kacang (ABC — a sort of sweet delicacy made of crushed ice showered with syrups of all colors and…

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Hillary ‘sticks it to’ the GOP :)


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Anita Baker – “Rapture” (Full Album)


“Democrats Mock the First 100 Days of Fail of the Boehner and McConnell Led Congress”


POLITICUS USA

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“FBI report to show errors affected hundreds of cases”


CBS NEWS

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“There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.”


MOTHER JONES

Despite the ever-worsening drought, California still grows more than half the produce in the United States. But not without a cost: Groundwater supplies are low, and soil is eroding and getting saltier.

Maybe it’s time to “de-Californify” the nation’s supply of fruits and vegetables. But how? Well, I have an idea. To find out what it is, click here.