Scripture Readings for Lent – Ash Wednesday

Lord of the Sick Saviour of the World

Ash wednesday is the starting of Lent. Ash Wednesday is a fasting day. Fasting is about more than refraining from food or other pleasures. In today’s reading from the Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 58:1-12), the Lord explains that fasting that does not lead to works of charity does us no good. This is good advice as we begin our Lenten journey. Read the scriptures and pray to God help and give strength to change our life during this lent.

(Isaiah 58:1-12) – False and True Worship

1 Shout out, do not hold back!
    Lift up your voice like a trumpet!
Announce to my people their rebellion,
    to the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet day after day they seek me
    and delight to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness
    and did not forsake the ordinance of their God;
they ask…

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How to Share Your Work with a Targeted Audience

The Daily Post

We’ve touched on similar topics in the past, from creating boundaries between your blog persona and real-life one, to keeping your daily life safe from online intrusions.

The great thing about having your own site is that with one click of the Publish button, you can reach the entire world. Or at least that subset of the world with an internet connection, a bit of free time, and a keen interest in knitting / vegan brownies / attachment parenting / haiku writing / [insert your favorite topic(s) here].

What do you do, though, when you want to keep that public stage open — but also share some of your work in a more discreet way? Sometimes you might feel like writing a more personal post than you do usually. Or you might want to get feedback on a work in progress you’re not entirely happy about yet. There are all…

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Tropical Wings wins the day.


Today I headed out with two destinations in my head: Hanningfield Reservoir and Tropical Wings. On arriving at the reservoir I had a quick look around and although there wasn’t anything wrong with it, it didn’t have the feel I expected. Thats when I headed off to Tropical Wings.

Now, for those of you who don’t know about Tropical Wings, you can find out more here, but in a nutshell it is a place that I had been trying to get to for a little while and with it being only 10 – 15mins from the reservoir, it was the obvious choice. I also knew I would be photographing subjects that I hadn’t before.

Wandering into the building I was greeted with a warm welcome and pointed in the direction of the Big Bugs and Beasties which turned out to be a very positive start. In the area there…

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Scripture Readings for Second week of Lent – Saturday

Lord of the Sick Saviour of the World

Moses has ascended Mount Sinai at the Lord’s command, and now God reveals to him the Ten Commandments, which Moses will take back to the people.

Exodus 20:1-17

The Ten Commandments

20 Then God spoke all these words:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love…

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