Finding The Missing Peace

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Wonderfully Made - Part 2






Our second object of study in the series is, like our first, on the outside of our bodies, that is our hair, especially hair on our heads. 

First some basic facts: each hair grows out of what’s called a follicle for about three to five years, and on average, we lose 50 to 100 strands of hair a day from our heads. When a hair is shed, its follicle rests for about three months before starting to grow hair again. On average a hair grows out of its follicle at a rate of about half a millimetre per day, or about six inches (15 millimetres) per year. Given that on a full head of hair, we have about 100,000 individual hairs (although, interestingly blonds have more!), then that’s 50 metres (or yards) of total hair growth every single day, or in total over ten miles (six kilometres) of hair in a year! In fact, apart from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, with facial hair growing the fastest of all. Balding only begins to become visible once you’ve lost over half of the hairs from your head.
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Monday, August 06, 2018

Wonderfully Made - Part 1




WONDERFULLY MADE – FIVE SHORT STUDIES ON THE MAKE-UP OF THE HUMAN BODY

Introduction

David, the author of most of the psalms in our Bible wrote that ‘I am fearfully and wonderfully made’. In this series of short studies, we will be looking at five parts of our wonderfully made bodies, and finding out what spiritual lessons they have for us today. 

1. We’ll start on the outside with our skin, which is far more than merely the outer protective covering of our bodies! It’s actually the largest organ in our bodies, covering an area of up to two square metres, or 18 square feet in the old currency, and making up to nearly 1/6thof the weight of the human body. 
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Old Rugged Cross




Yesterday I attended a wedding! To honest, I did more than attend a wedding I was invited to play the piano during the ceremony and leading up to the main event.

I arrived at the venue about 45 minutes before the Bride was due to arrive and started to play about 30 minutes in advance. I had a good stock of music, on my iPad and in my head. As I relaxed and got settled in the task become easier and the music seemed to flow. I love playing music but I do find playing in front of an audience raises the stakes and produces some tension. 
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Five areas of your life that need a clean up!





Around the House

It's funny but true that most of us like to get things cleaned up regularly. Maybe some of us leave it a little longer than others but eventually we feel the need to get into action. It might be washing the car, tidying the garden or cleaning the house.
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