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Welease Woderwick

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This is the thread for the giving of thanks not just to God but to those people and organizations [and even pets] that have influenced our lives for good whether momentarily or over the longer term.

All that we have comes from God, may we all be faithful in giving thanks.

Piglet, Lothlorien & Welease Woderwick - AS Hosts

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I give thanks for the new year; for all chances of a fresh start; for all good things that spring up, perennially, irrepressibly; for God's great faithfulness, and for His mercies, which are new every morning.

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Gratitude for coming through the ordeal of the festive season relatively unscathed. Here's to the ordinariness, opportunities and challenges of 2017!

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Thanksgiving for good friends with whom to end the old year and start the new one.

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I'm beginning the new year with a wonderful new full-time church job, and a new-to-me car that was made this century! Thanks be to God!

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Health to enjoy them both, Churchgeek! [Yipee]

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Bishops Finger
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Praise God for C. and S., a Most Odd Couple, who I met up with, after many months, at the Bus Stop this morning. Against all Odds (!), they were still happy, together, and about to set off on a (characteristically) Odd Day Out!

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daisymay

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I was on the church and it was very good.

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Bishops Finger
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As church should be, indeed (though sometimes isn't!).

Laus Deo for all church services over Christmas and New Year, whether well-attended or not. If the Sacraments are faithfully celebrated, the Gospel preached (with words, if necessary), and we poor mortals offer to God the best we have, that's what we need to keep doing.

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I thank God for a twitter bot, of all things.

Started with me seeing a random post by this bot that takes occassional tweets from people who follow it and makes them into a phrase of tributes to some sort of esoteric thing

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PEDOBAPTISTS FOR THE PEDOBAPTIST GOD
To which I responded cheekily

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So when did twitter bots start doing better systemic theology then most pastors?
The bot responded

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THEOLOGIES FOR THE THEOLOGY LORD! PASTORS FOR THE PASTOR MONSTER
Ignoring the theology on show here for a moment, I'm in awe of how God works through the most inane things sometimes to get me thinking.

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Praise to the Lord for all the people (and equipment) in the NHS who did my cataract operation yesterday. Quick and painless, and already I can see much more clearly!
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[Yipee] Yay for all the yay! [Yipee]

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We come from love, we return to love, and all around is love.
Lord, ease our burdens, give us peace and enable us to do your work. Tree Bee

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Penny S
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Thanks for my friend's mother now being able to cope with the process of clearing going on. This is a major advance.
She is also able to contemplate improvements such as a new improved toilet seat to be bought tomorrow, and getting a plumber and an electrician in to sort various other problems (though not yet).

[ 07. January 2017, 16:14: Message edited by: Penny S ]

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Good news, Penny!

And I'm happy to report that my Aged Aunt is very much better...

[Yipee]

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Glad to hear that!
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Ive been in he church and it does it on Monday about giving beard and wine. And on he other it does doing speaking and Ive been in it.

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I give thanks for passing my test. It was the last stage of a long-drawn-out process, and I am so happy that it is over. [Yipee]

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Penny S
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A small thing, but thanks are due for my finding the dressmaking scissors. Behind the sewing machine, obscured by the fabric cover of same. Exactly where I left them! I'd moved everything else on the table, and not seen them.
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Thanks ( pace the former Miss Beaky) for all the advances in childbirth [Overused] which allow children to be born, AND them and their mothers to survive [Overused]

(thinking of the forceps needed to coax The Intrepid Grandson into the world [Angel] )

Mrs. S, truly grateful

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Bishops Finger
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Thank You, Lord, for helping me to walk safely up the Steep Hill (Very) to church this morning - and back - without having to use my walking-stick.

This is the first time I've ventured out into the Wide World without the stick, since leaving hospital in June last year.... [Yipee]

...and I didn't fall over!

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A big achievement for you. Well done.

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Bishops Finger
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One small step...

[Big Grin]

I'll keep the stick pro tem , as I have both good and bad days...it's useful for pointing at things, and for poking people who get in my slightly-disabled way.

[Two face]

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Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
One small step...

[Big Grin]

I'll keep the stick pro tem , as I have both good and bad days...it's useful for pointing at things, and for poking people who get in my slightly-disabled way.

[Two face]

IJ

A friend of mine continued to use one after he no longer needed it, especially in crowded places, because he said it made people more aware of him and less apt to knock into him.

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That makes very good sense. Glad to hear things are going in the right direction, BF! [Yipee]

Don't go overdoing it now! [Big Grin]

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Welease Woderwick

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Sticks are also useful tools for "stepping" on the feet of those in the way!

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Fancy a break in South India?
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Bishops Finger
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Indeed - and it is true that simply having a stick makes other folk just a tad more careful and considerate (well, sometimes).

IJ

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Penny S
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For a small thing, revealing, I think, the divine sense of humour, as well as being helpful.

Yesterday, my waste bin, one with several useful compartments, failed - one of the plastic lugs holding the lid on so it would be raised by the pedal pinged off and into the recycling department. I searched online for a replacement, found one available at the nearest mall, went over (instead of gardening), found a much cheaper one which had not shown up on line, went to buy it and found I had to collect it today.

I was expecting to have my friend with me after delivery-at-the-shop time, which would have been helpful, but this turned into having him and his mother with me, which meant I would have to collect it on Friday, after the car had its MOT. All very irritating.

But, praise the Lord, I got an email this morning, and was able to collect it as I stocked up with chicken and veggie mash. A huge box, with, it turned out, another inside. I have sorted out my kitchen with new waste arrangements, and have had to find somewhere to put the two huge boxes and the old bin until tomorrow when I can take them to the dump. (Probably not the boxes - they can do lasagne beds in the veggie patch). The only place where I have time to stow them before going off taxi-ing blocks the access to my study and the utility room (see Hell difficult parents), so very useful, doesn't look like deliberate attempt to keep her out, hooray.

Thank you. All nicely sorted and cheering.

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Penny S
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And also, thanks for the prayers. Last night I woke to a sense of being upheld, and today has gone well so far.
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Thanks - heartfelt thanks - for an answer to prayer. A stupid mistake I made yesterday (being in a hurry [Hot and Hormonal] ) could have cost me either quite a lot of money, or a very uncomfortable conversation or six.

But the Lord was kind to me and prayer did the trick, allowing me to recover the situation without anyone finding out [Overused]

Mrs. S, wishing she could invent the turn-back-time machine [Roll Eyes]

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daisymay

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I went to eat it today and it was very good ! It is in the place with going on !

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Bishops Finger
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Praise the Lord, sisters, and pass the something-or-other!

IJ

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I'm here to offer my heartfelt thanks to the Almighty that the former Château Piglet has finally been sold.

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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Now that is good news! Whoo hoo! Trump is happy. You are happy. What more could a person want!?!

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Well thank goodness for that!! [Yipee]

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[Yipee] Yay! for all the yay!

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We come from love, we return to love, and all around is love.
Lord, ease our burdens, give us peace and enable us to do your work. Tree Bee

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Piglet, that excellent news. A long time coming [Yipee]

If anybody has been following the avalanche in Italy that buried a hotel: 10 people have just been found alive. Still a tragedy, but I'm amazed that anyone got out. A hearty [Overused] [Votive] to the rescuers.

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That's good news about the house, Piglet! [Smile]

I give thanks for the safe return of family members from overseas.

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Penny S
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Glad about the house, Piglet.

And thankful for whatever quirk of evolution suppresses the gag reflex when doing other people's laundry with pockets of used tissues.

(Sorry to lower the tone, but need to pretend nothing going on.)

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quote:
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Piglet, that excellent news. A long time coming [Yipee]

If anybody has been following the avalanche in Italy that buried a hotel: 10 people have just been found alive. Still a tragedy, but I'm amazed that anyone got out. A hearty [Overused] [Votive] to the rescuers.

Another four survivors found, according to paper this morning.

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I am surprised and grateful to report that even though I Marched for about nine hours yesterday I tolerated it perfectly. Didn't sit down for perhaps six of those hours, and we weren't really able to walk at all, only shuffle along in a vast through of people. Never found a restroom (the portapotties were mobbed) and subsisted on a bottle of water and some peanuts, but came through without any pain or injury and we all recruited nature at a BBQ restaurant. With margaritas!

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Well-deserved, those margaritas! Clearly y'all were being led by, and inspired by, the Spirit...

IJ

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I.ve been this night to the scottish church in london and it was very good.

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Well, we had an uplifting service at my local church this morning, so let's thank God for such blessings in spite of everything that's wrong and confusing in the world!

IJ

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quote:
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I am surprised and grateful to report that even though I Marched for about nine hours yesterday I tolerated it perfectly. Didn't sit down for perhaps six of those hours, and we weren't really able to walk at all, only shuffle along in a vast through of people. Never found a restroom (the portapotties were mobbed) and subsisted on a bottle of water and some peanuts, but came through without any pain or injury and we all recruited nature at a BBQ restaurant. With margaritas!

It was rumoured that the portabogs had been locked by malevolent trumpists, but more likely that they were left over from the previous day and were unsavoury by then. But someone came out from a nearby hotel with bolt cutters and removed the padlocks. Our two marchers were extremely grateful.

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In the Post there is an account of the bank of portapotties (did you know the provider around here is a firm called Don's Jouns? They covered over all those logos!) became clogged from overuse. The authorities found a box truck, for privacy, and a supply of paper cups. A wise old protester warned me to simply not drink a great deal.

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YaY Piglet - just caught up with your sale :yippee:

Well done on the march Brenda - there was a parallel one in Auckland (NZ's largest city).

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Thanks for a silly gift from the blue this morning (sort of). I went into Oxfam to scout for a small bedside table thing to fill the gap left by two wedge cushions given to D so she can be more upright in bed, and spotted, for £4.99, a gorgeous purple jacket with applique flowers which exactly matched the trousers I was wearing (just the next ones out of the wardrobe, not me being in a purple mood). No worries about a bag, wore it home! Very cheering up.

I shall have to find the red hat.

Now going for a sleep catchup.

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Penny S
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Today's thanks for a) the nice guy at the phone stall in the mall, who got my second spare mobile up and running, and didn't charge me anything; b) the chest of wicker drawers in TKMaxx, which will fill the space vacated by the wedge cushions, and offer a home for the instant tea, dried milk, and instant porage, in case I get trapped another time and need breakfast; and c) because I mock people who pray for parking spaces, my favourite space was free at the supermarket.

Catching up on sleep again. Have limited attention span at the moment.

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Thank you, Father, for the consolations of prayer and kindness and friendship, especially the prayers and kindness of my friends here.

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And I shot a man in Tesco, just to watch him die.

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Very grateful thanks to the person who found the overdue library book I had dropped somewhere in the Mall and returned it to the library before I could rack up any more library fines or even have to pay for a replacement book [Yipee]

Sometimes I firmly believe I have a very overworked Guardian angel [Angel]

Huia

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Charity gives food from the table, Justice gives a place at the table.

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