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(That wasn't the reminder I wanted, but it prolly is the one I needed) :D
this one is from 2005 (so she was 87 then), on a visit to see relatives who had a little boy. I thought it was nice the way she was smiling at him. (I tried cropping so he wouldn't be visible but that made it look super weird, like she's looking down for no reason. so I fuzzed him instead, because public post.)
the #yahrzeit is officially over now but I'm still in the mood for this stuff.
though it's not how I personally came to faith in Jesus. when I first met him I didn't weigh up the historic claims, I didn't feel the need to. but over time I've heard and read more and more confirmations to show me I'm on the right track. and part of that encouragement to me is in the accounts of those people who have tried to prove it false, and were surprised to find themselves believing - people I've met in person, like the one who was in my church in London who had been a staunch atheist and came to an Alpha course meeting to show those Christians where they're wrong... Or people who have written books as a result, like the guy who wrote Who Moved the Stone.
or, not from an atheist perspective but from a Jewish perspective (which obviously interests me personally), there's Stan Telchin who set out to prove to his daughter that she was wrong, studied the Scriptures in depth and came to the opposite conclusion than the one he had expected, and became a Jewish follower of Jesus. (He wrote a book about it, called Betrayed, which I highly recommend if you're Jewish and don't believe in Jesus yet.)
I believe in Jesus not just because of this stuff, not even primarily because of this stuff - but this stuff is there, and I know that for some people this article would be helpful, because we all have different questions that we struggle with, different doubts that get in the way, different obstacles to faith in Jesus. I present it to you in case it is of help to you.
if you choose to comment here, please keep it civil and courteous, on topic, and constructive. this is not a public urinal. thanks.
h/t private share, for which I'm thankful.
we start with my lunch, which consisted of matza with guacamole and salt beef. a pretty yummy combo, in my view.
the next pic is the yahrzeit candle as today is a year since my mum died. the candle has been lit since sunset last night, and is still doing its thing - I'm finding it kind of symbolic to watch the candle getting smaller and smaller and think of a life coming to an end.
and the third pic is what's going to be supper this evening - I took the pic just before adding boiling water and putting the casserole in the oven to cook. it's my Jewish style chicken casserole, which is now filling the house with smells that remind me of home. (it's mainly the smell of Telma chicken soup, which thankfully the supermarket where I shop does actually stock.) there's something very comforting in that.
seeing as I'm breaking the rules of the game by carrying on past the five day limit, I think I'm going to break more rules and say: tag, you're it - but only if you want to, obviously. I'm sure there are plenty of you who haven't yet been tagged by anyone and would like to play, so go for it, you are hereby invited! it's fun!
#fivedayquest #whyonlyfive #rulebreakingisfun
and yes, yes, I know the original event wasn't pretty but I really don't think it's a brilliant idea to shove the gore in everyone's face like some are doing.
also, why do I keep going to twitter? it just so doesn't work for me as a platform. so why do I keep thinking I'll give it another try? I hate the soundbite thing, I hate the feeling that a zillion people are just throwing stuff into the air and the chances of an actual conversation are miniscule, and that most of the time you have to assume that nobody is actually going to read what you said. pointless, when I can type fully-formed thoughts and ramblings here on plus and people actually read and engage with what I'm saying.
I think twitter for me is like that really unsatisfying snacky thing that you keep trying again every once in a while because lots of people are raving about it. Every time you try it you think: "what's the point? it didn't taste nice and I'm still hungry."
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