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DESIGNED FOR SAFETY: but can be dangerous!

Driving would be more difficult and more dangerous without our properly-adjusted rear vision mirrors. While driving, we use the broad view through the windscreen as we move ahead, but we also use the rear view mirrors for reference, making quick, … Continue reading

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PERSPECTIVE: Life v Eternity

“All that Pleases is but for a Moment.” “All that Troubles is but for a Moment.” “That Only is Important which is Eternal.” These are the inscriptions which span the splendid arches of the triple doorways of Milan Cathedral, with … Continue reading

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“I KNOW MY OWN” – What is my response?

The guillemot is the common name for several species of seabird in the auk family. The small arctic seabird lives on the rocky cliffs of northern coastal regions, breeding on narrow cliff ledges in dense colonies that vary in size … Continue reading

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JOHN SUNG IS DEAD!

JOHN SUNG looked down and saw himself in a coffin and heard a voice declare “John Sung is dead” John Sung’s father was pastor of the local Church in China, and young John helped in the ministry and even preached. … Continue reading

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MENDELSSOHN, the great composer and organist, was refused permission to play the great Silbermann organ.

GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN was commissioned by Freiburg Cathedral, in 1711 to construct a new organ of three manuals and pedals with 44 registers. This was completed in 1714 and is regarded as the greatest of all organs. It is still there … Continue reading

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ALL GONE! Nothing lasts forever

The Pharos lighthouse of Alexandria, built in the third century BC, was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Standing 450ft or 137m it was one of the tallest man-made structures on earth for many centuries. … Continue reading

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PARALYSED with fear

A man needed to cross a wide river which had frozen over.  He knew folk would be skating on it soon, but he was afraid the ice might still be too thin.  He tested it and it seemed very solid, … Continue reading

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