31 December 2006

Happy New Year

Happy new year to all. We can all have hopes and wishes, resolutions and changes we intend to make with the beginning of a new year. Make your goals realistic ones and you will achieve them.

All the best for 2007.

30 December 2006

Thought for the day

It is not 'Peace on earth and goodwill to all men.' It is 'Peace on earth to all men of good will.'

23 December 2006

Jesus is for life, not just for Christmas

Yeah, nothing original in the title. But I'm not feeling very creative today.

I have just been reading this article over at the Guardian website. It's a pretty poor representation of religion in what is supposed to be a Christian country. Christians are out numbered almost 2-1 by non-believers. And 82% of those questioned believe that religion does more harm than good.

It's a very sad statistic. Religion itself does not do harm, it is the followers of religion who do wrong in the name of their faith that causes harm. Surely that's obvious enough?

One statistic that surprised me is only 13% of people who claim to be Christian go to church at least once a week. But 54% are going to attend church over Christmas? Why? If you can't be bothered to worship week on week, why bother worshipping at Christmas? I find it hard to believe that people can't find one hour a week for God. But, just because it's Christmas, they think they should make the effort. I pray they find it in themselves to come back to church more often.

14 December 2006

Mozart's music library

There is nothing better than good music. And Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a genius at creating fine music.

For the first time, the whole Mozart music library is available to download from the net, for free. There is more information over at the International Mozart Foundation