Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A bit freaky......

One thing I don't talk about on my blog is politics and religion.  What you believe in regarding those two subjects is your business and has nothing to do with me.  However this post is about religion, well sort of.

So I have started going to church on a Sunday in a nearby village and I love it.  The Reverend is really nice and I enjoy his sermons.  The first week his sermon was good and I thought yep I agree with what he was saying and something he said hit home with me (can't remember what now) and that was good.

So this last week or two the weather has got a little warmer and because of that the cluster flies and the ladybugs have been out and about in the house again.  I have been cursing them up and down and been vacuuming them up whenever I see them.  So I go to church on Sunday and sit down.  I look at the stained glass windows and lo and behold there are cluster flies on the windows.

So I am feeling slightly better, thinking well we're not the only ones with these rotten flies.  The Reverend starts his sermon and talks about Lent and how Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.  He then went on to say about how one of his Clergy friends when in Israel had decided to spend the day in the desert to see if he could get a taste of what Jesus went through.

So this friend, said he discovered how silent it was, how hot it was, and how many flies there were, and that Satan had used this things to try and break down Jesus and himself.  At this point my ears pricked up, with the flies comment.  I have been cursing these flies up and down these past couple of weeks and here is the Reverend talking about those same rotten flies.  I thought wow that is so ironic and so freaky!!

I was relating this story to the Reverend on Monday and said I didn't want to know what this coming week's sermon was about, but if I turn as white as a ghost and run for the hills, then I guess what ever you are talking about must be very relevant to what I am going through at the moment!!

Then on yesterday's post I posted that joke about the Diary of a Snow Shoveler.  I prepared that post on Monday evening, and it posted as normal at 1am our time on Tuesday morning.  Meanwhile Tracey emailed me that same joke in between hands......freaky or what!!

There are just too many coindenceses happening to me at the moment.  I must admit I can't wait to see what the Reverend has to talk about this coming Sunday........

A sermon about lying

A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?

Today's Money Saving Tip:Reevaluate the stuff in the rooms in your house. Go into a room and go through every single item in it. Do you really need that item? Are you happy that it’s there, or would you be just fine if it were not? If you can find stuff to get rid of, get rid of it – it just creates clutter and it might have some value to others. You also improve the perceived value of your house – and you’re likely to get a lot of cleaning done in the process. It’s a frugal win-win-win.


MyBulletinBoard said...

Ooooh, I hate those flies! But I'm curious, were they trying to get into the church or out of it? That might tell us a little more about the kind of flies they really were! LOL

Liz, in the snowy Republic

Tracey said...

That WAS freaky....I couldn't believe it when I saw your blog....5 minutes after I'd emailed you!
Keep us up to date with other weird stuff!!!! xxx

Karine said...

I love that little joke at the end, that's one devious Reverend!

Decadent Housewife said...

The flies are here too. But no buggy sermons of late. :)

Kadeeae said...

Well, they do say 'he' works in mysterious ways don't they? ;-)

Best take some smelling salts with you Sunday in case they're needed, lol.

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Nothing is coincidental when it's according to His plan, Gill. I will be anxious to hear what the Reverend's sermon is about this Sunday, as well!

bubble said...

oooh how strange! keep us posted on anything else freaky :) xxx

Chicken Boys said...

Well, if that don't beat all. I'm keeping those subjects out of my blog, too. Mainly because I originally started it to simply talk about raising chickens. But also, I want my blog to be all inclusive and some people would simply not read it just beacuse I even mentioned those sorts of subjects. BUT....I won't comment here, but I could share a story with you in e-mail about myself relating to you post if interested.

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great blog & music how did you get the rights? Great photos! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: