Saturday, February 25, 2006

A Third Blog?

Ok, you might think that I've got carried away here with starting new blogs, or you may think that I have too much time on my hands, but neither is true. In actual fact, this week has been very busy. I did have at some point this week (can't remember now, when it was exactly), this idea to start this third blog. So I did do just that, then and there, without wasting time to decide whether I should or shouldn't. Sometimes, that is just the best decision to make.

Anyway, enough of my rambling. I have a link to it on my sidebar titled Testimonies, or you can click on the link here. Hopefully it will inspire you.

Love Ash

Saturday, February 18, 2006

New Blog - Or Rather Another One...

Hello all,

Don't worry this blog is not moving anywhere. I have, though, decided to start a second blog (which may appeal to those of you who are more interested in politics or those of you that just like looking at photos).

My new blog is called Beautiful Iraq and it is mainly a blog of photos of Iraq, although I will add links on it that will take you to other blogs where you can read about Iraq if you are interested.

I actually only started it, to experiment, for design purposes, but now I like the idea, so I will keep it and build on it. If you come across any interesting photos that I could add to it, please e-mail them to me.

Love you all,
Ash x

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello one and all,

Whether you have received many or any Valentine cards today, or whether you have not.
Know that You are loved and precious.
This is for you - Happy Valentine's Day.

For God so loVed the world,
That He gAve
mmmmmmHis onLy
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmThat whosoever
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmBelieves In Him
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmShall Not perish,
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmBut have Everlasting life.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmJohn 3:16

So whoever you are, know that you have been and are and always will be LOVED by God.

(click on the picture above if you don't believe me)

I am a complete romantic at heart. I was watching the last couple of episodes of 24 series 4 the other day, and there are those two characters in it, Tony and Michelle. I have never watched a program where two characters had as much chemistry as these two (they must be very good actors). Anyway my favourite line was when, in the middle of trying to save America from a national crisis, Tony says to Michelle "Michelle, I hate being without you."

Then an episode later, she replies "Tony, I can't live another day without you." I cannot tell you how happy I was to know they will get together. Then horror of all horrors Tony gets kidnapped by the terrorist and his life is threatened. It was really tense, and I even found myself praying "Please daddy, don't let Tony die!" Ofcourse I knew that this wasn't real life and that God was not going to go back in time and change what happens on the dvd. But it was my way of saying to God "Daddy, I really hope he doesn't die." I was so emotionally involved with the program,
I'm sure I made God laugh. I totally laughed at myself.
I would like to take this opportunity to say:
Daddy God - I LOVE you so much - Thank YOU for everything!
Mum and Dad - I love you! You are the best.
My sisters - I love you girlies.
The Trews -I love you all so much! My life just wouldn't be the same without you.

My friends near and far - I love you!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I've been tagged!

By the way, before I get on to the subject of today's blog. All the snow we had a couple of days ago has now melted. The weather has been so crazy here this winter, we've had snow like 3 or 4 times and each time it has only lasted a few days and then completely melts again!

Anyway - back to the subject matter of today's blog.

Well, I read Adele's post on her blog the other day and she was going on about being tagged by Shannon, and I foolishly clicked on the link to Shannon's blog and got tagged too (even though Adele had said on her blog that Shannon has tagged the whole universe - but I obviously missed that bit - duh!)

Anyway, basically it's a kind of quiz that you can post on your blog and tag others to do the same on their blog. So here goes:

Four Jobs I've had:
- Cash Office Clerk - Sainsbury's Supermarket
- Primary School Teacher - Various Schools in England
- Translator - BBC TV studios in London
- Full-Time Pastoral Assistant, also Missionary - Oasis Ministries Church

Four Movies I can watch over and over:
- Ever After
- Sweet Home Alabama
- A Walk To Remember
- Billy Elliot
- Anne Of Green Gables (not really a movie, so doesn't technically count as one of the four, but had to include it anyway)

Four Places I have lived:
- Baghdad - Iraq
- Benghazi - Libya
- London - England
- Nova Scotia - Canada

Four TV Shows I love to watch:
- Friends
- Survivor
- Star Academy (Lebanese version of Fame Academy)
- Super Nanny
- 24 (I am halfway through watching season 4 and I haven't watched the previous three yet)
- Faulty Towers
- The Apprentice (the American one - sorry, I know this is more than four)

Four Places I have been on vacation:
(this is hard because I have been to loads of places
but I'll just pick four that I have been to at least 4 times each)
- Cyprus
- Syria
- Austria
- Hungary

Four Of My Favourute Dishes:
- Pretty much most of my Mum's cooking and my Dad's barbecue Kebabs
- Rachel's Roast Dinner
- Mandy's Chilli
- Gary's Curry

Four websites I visit daily:
- My sister's blog
- Adele's blog
- Alyn & AJ's blog
- My blog of course! (to see if any one has left me any comments - please leave me a comment if you are reading this.)

Four places I would rather be right now:
- where I am right now but in the midst of a revival
- in the most holy of holies (I love that song - take me in to the holy of holies)
- in my Father's arms
- in the throne room of heaven

Four bloggers I am tagging:
- Faye
- Nik
- Kenny
- Kat
(Get ready, set, go!)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Snow Storm

I woke up this morning - and there had been a snow storm overnight.
This is the view from the window.

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My snow boots that I got for Christmas!

So I put on my gorgeous snow boots that I was given for Christmas
and went out taking photos of course!

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Living Water?

That's what it says on the sign!

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Gorgeous Lake

Or 'The Lake Of Shining Waters' as Anne of Green Gables would say.

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Winter Wonderland

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Celeste & I

In the afternoon I went to visit Celeste, a lovely lady from church. I visit Celeste every Wednesday. This was taken in her front garden. Celeste is a wonderful cook and has a really big heart for other people. I had a lovely time with her today.

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