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Verse of the Day – Psalm 146:2

Psalm 146:2

Psalm 146:2

I will praise the Lord for the good and the bad days, for even the bad days I have now are a triumph over the days before the Lord made Himself known to me.

ALWAYS by SWITCHFOOT
This is the start, this is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun, these are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole where most of your soul comes ripping out
From the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

Hallelujah, I’m caving in
Hallelujah, I’m in love again
Hallelujah, I’m a wretched man
Hallelujah, every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 112:7

Psalm 112:7

Psalm 112:7

Maybe I have learnt the hard way, through many low moments and times of despair, but I have learnt to trust in God, that whatever comes, even the bad news and bad times, He is with me always, He is for me always and He will see me through whatever comes, always.

ALWAYS by KUTLESS
Have you not known, have you not heard,
The Lord is an everlasting God, an everlasting God.
Have you not known, have you not heard,
He is creator of the earth, the ends of the earth.

Even the young will stumble and fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Is it not told, not understood,
Since the beginning of all time, the beginning of all time,
Lift up your eyes, behold His great might,
He is the maker of all things, the maker of all things,

Even the young will stumble and will fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Always, when I wait for You.

Meet Austin

We have a new colleague at work, he tends to sleep a lot, he’s not very well toilet trained, but the ladies love him!

Hello, I'm Austin

Hello, I’m Austin

Busy Working

Busy Working

Austin is my boss’s new spring spaniel puppy, he comes in for a few hours a day, sleeps a bit, runs about a bit and gets a lot of fuss.

I asked for a bit of help around the shop, this wasn’t quite what I wanted!

ALWAYS by SWITCHFOOT
This is the start
this is your heart
this is the day you were born
this is the sun
these are your lungs
this is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars 
deep in your heart
this is the place you were born
this is the hole
where most of your soul
comes ripping out
from the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
but I am always yours

Hallelujah!
I’m caving in
hallelujah!
I’m in love again
hallelujah!
I’m a wretched man
hallelujah!
every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
and I am always yours

Bring On Christmas Eve

So this morning I woke completely sober for the 701st consecutive time, all I could think about was when the 1000th SoberDay would be, so I worked it out and it will be on Christmas Eve, which means a double celebration and after last years slightly subdued Christmas period, it give me a real reason to face it positively, which I really couldn’t bring myself to do last December.

So just in case you’re interested, that makes Christmas 300 days away!

I didn’t choose the day I quit drinking, I hadn’t really planned it, I just had that feeling as I followed my usual routine after teaching, as I headed over to the pub it struck me I wasn’t actually enjoying it anymore and if indeed I ddin’t like that first drink, then that would be it, thankfully that last pint tasted bloody awful, the rest is history.

But the first anniversary last March turned out to be on Good Friday and now the 1000th day will be on Christmas Eve, I couldn’t have picked it that way, but it makes it even more special I guess.

This week has been my best week for some time, the deep depression of last November seems to be well in the past and I feel I am moving on again, things are really turning around, my eyes are fixed beyond my current predicaments and firmly fixed on the future.

Having said that, I’m not really looking forward to tomorrow, it’s the first anniversary of my Nan’s death, although I’ve got a busy day ahead, which hopefully will keep me focused, I will drop by her grave in the morning on the way to work.

Tomorrow evening is also my Boss’s stag night, but I have declined to go, even though out of all those at work, I’ve known him longer than any of them.  Since the end of last year I seem to panic when it comes to going out in these situations, it’s not that I can’t be around people drinking, but I really seen to work myself up.  I’ve used the excuse that I can’t really afford it, which is partially true, but the real truth is I just can’t face it.  I’ll speak with him at work tomorrow morning, I’m sure he’ll understand, he’s been very supportive over the last two years, he’s cut me a lot of slack when I’ve needed it.

But then I’m sure I pick up again on Sunday morning, as it will be 100 weeks of attending Everyday Champions Church, another reason for me to celebrate, just try to stop me from being there!

ALWAYS by KUTLESS
Have you not known, have you not heard,
The Lord is an everlasting God, an everlasting God.
Have you not known, have you not heard,
He is creator of the earth, the ends of the earth.

Even the young will stumble and fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Is it not told, not understood,
Since the beginning of all time, the beginning of all time,
Lift up your eyes, behold His great might,
He is the maker of all things, the maker of all things,

Even the young will stumble and will fall,
You are the one that helps me through it all…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.
When I hope, when I trust, I will find my strength in You.

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

You lift me up on eagle’s wings,
I can run and not grow weary,
Always, when I wait for You,
In You I will renew my strength,
I can walk and never faint,
Always, when I wait for You…

Always, when I wait for You.

Back To Sunrise

It’s been some time since I shared any of my photos, the truth is I haven’t walked nearly as much recently.  I’ve been working so much I just wake too tired to get out and pound the pavement, something has had to give and the walking for the moment has, but come tomorrow morning I hope to get out again and get back into some sort of routine.

I have some extra work this week, but only a few hours here and there, not like this last week, where I have completed over 19 hours extra work, in it’s nature it has been very taxing, it may only be drawing, but staring at two computer screens, whilst focusing on small details, is after a long day at work is very tiring, mentally tiring, but the extra money will come in very useful!

So I share a number of photos taken over the last week, enjoy.

Breaking

Breaking

Hazy

Hazy

Rays

Rays

Beyond

Beyond

Between

Between

Above

Above

Behind

Behind

Blue

Blue

Horizons

Horizons

Daylight

Daylight

And now for a song!

ALWAYS by SWITCHFOOT
This is the start
This is your heart
This is the day you were born
This is the sun
These are your lungs
This is the day you were born

And I am always yours

These are the scars
Deep in your heart
This is the place you were born
This is the hole
Where most of your soul
Comes ripping out
From the places you’ve been torn

And it is always yours
But I am always yours

Hallelujah!
I’m caving in
Hallelujah!
I’m in love again
Hallelujah!
I’m a wretched man
Hallelujah!
Every breath is a second chance

And it is always yours
And I am always yours