One of the best Christian groups – setting the Psalms to music, therefore no need for concern about questionable lyrics.
I wasn’t sure which Psalm to highlight – I chose this one because it was the last one I heard this morning. I love the short accordion introduction.
After almost two thousand years of the Promised Land being ruled over by a variety of invaders, the previous centuries by the Islamic Ottoman Empire, the events on this day 1917 were a foundational part of the process leading to the return of the Land to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The defeat of the Ottoman Turks at Beersheba gave momentum leading to further victories in Palestine, effectively bring to an end centuries of Islamic rule over the land and making it possible for a return to Jewish rule three decades later.
That return brings political reality in line with Bible prophecy, in which the Promised Land has Jewish rule, against which the nations of the earth will gather. Something that had become impossible or at least improbable until the mid 20th century.
Without going into detail at this stage, I need to mention that I’ve recently been the target of a vicious personal attack that I can only see as satanically inspired.
Part of it came in the form of an email from a one time close friend who announced a “prophetic judgement” upon me.
He reminded me of how “God” had punished several other people who had disagreed with some of his (extreme) teachings. According to him, the only ones to escape God’s punishment so far have been myself and a “co-conspirator” friend of mine.
The clear message he gave was that God was now going to punish us too, for allegedly denigrating the gift of tongues.
The reality is, neither I or my friend have ever denigrated tongues. We are both firm believers in the gift’s on-going validity and have always made that clear. We just don’t have the same extreme beliefs about the gift as the former friend has.
In the email he writes of a having a “prophetic anointing”, and that “God will act in terrible judgment” against me and my “co-conspirator” because of our alleged “massive attack against [his] tongues-teaching”.
The man will probably be well-known to those who have known me for some time, especially those who have been involved on the same Christian forums as I was.
A David Austin rose – ether Winchester Cathedral or Glamis Castle. We had both varieties but lost one of them. I don’t recall which survived and which didn’t.
A ‘carpet’ of thyme, a low growing variety of the herb that I like to use as a ground cover.
“Aunty Irma’s” Geranium
A geranium grown from a cutting we were given by Gloria’s aunt a few years ago.
This is standard rose, but I Can’t remember the name of it. At the moment it’s perhaps the best it’s ever been.
Dianthus are one of the most reliable flowering plants in our garden, coming back year after year in early spring and surviving through to the end of autumn.
Classic Look Iris and Flanders Poppy
Princess De Monaco rose and Classic Look Iris
Pierre de Ronsard rose