An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Monday, 20 June 2016

Why don't the refugees go back to where they came from?

Would you go back if this had happened to your home, neighbourhood or your entire city?

World Refugee Day - 20 June 2016

Monday, 6 June 2016

Have you registered to vote?

The EU referendum vote takes place on 23 June and tomorrow, 7 June, is the last day for people to register to vote. I cannot think of a more important vote that has taken place in recent time. So if you haven't registered yet it is as easy as anything to do. Here is a link to a site that explains how to do this:

Please pray that the best outcome for the country will be achieved.

Monday, 30 May 2016

The 7-Step Morning Ritual To Make You Happy

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I am NOT a morning person. I often wake up wishing I could have more time in bed. While in the shower I stress myself out by thinking about the things that I have to do that day PLUS all the things that I will NOT have time to do. Yah, that's a dreadful way to start one's day.

An interesting article sets out what you can do and how to have that blue sky kind of morning everyday. It's a 7 step process and the summary of this is listed below. I do recommend that you click on this link to the full article. 

Here’s the morning ritual that will make you happy all day:
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1. Have something to look forward to: Plans with a friend are always good.

2. Manage your mood: Don’t check email. Do what gives you a feeling of control.

3. Eat breakfast: If you eat nothing and end up killing someone, well… I hope it’s not me.

4. Do something you dread: You’ve got the willpower. And you’ll feel so much better afterwards.

5. Send a “thank you” email: Yes, it’s that simple. Really.

6. Plan how you’ll deal with challenges: Think about the worst that could happen and it probably won’t.

7. Kiss somebody you love: If this makes you late for work, feel free to blame me.

My suggestion - Thank God for the night's sleep that you have had and ask him to bless your day ahead.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Church spires deliver benefits to rural areas

If you live in a remote part of the country then chances are you are not able to read this blog post easily. As many as 1million households (properties) are not able to access fast broadband services because they are located in rural parts where the physical networks have not been laid.

The Prime Minister made a pledge in November 2015 that every home in the UK would have access to fast broadband services by 2020. Without a conduit, however, the plan cannot go ahead. In steps the Church of England with an offer that makes it into the news. The Church of England has offered its network of 10,000 rural churches with spires to solve the modern day problem.
Salhouse Church, Norwich, delivers broadband to local residents through a wireless transmitter fixed to the spire
This will be done through a company called WiSpire, owned by the church, which provides wireless internet for a 2.5 mile radius from each church. Talks are going on between the CoE and the Government on how this plan can be carried out. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Trump vows to protect Christianity


Thursday, 14 April 2016

What do I say to my daughter who is fast becoming a non-believer?

I started taking my daughter, who is now 16, to church from when she was 3 years old. She loved Sunday School and was very proud of her drawings of Jesus. She especially loved the last part of the service when children were called up to bang on musical instruments when the last hymn of the service was sung. 

At the age of 12 she was asked to be a server and quickly learned how to help the Clergy out with communion. On special days such as Maundy Thursday or Christmas service my daughter was often the church's first choice as helper because she knew exactly what to do and, more importantly, was able to show the other young servers what needed doing. 

Last year my daughter started studying religious studies and now she is fast becoming a non-believer. Religious studies compels students to think about the concepts of good and evil by using ethics and philosophy as the lens through which to view God. 

She started to question why God was 'allowing' great tragedies to occur and as the tragedies continue to happen around the world the level of her faith is quickly decreasing too. 

Image result for I don't believe in god am not regretful that she is studying religious studies but I do wish that I knew what the right answer was every time she questions my faith. 'Why do you believe in God? Look at what he allows," she says when news of children being killed by ISIS or such like is reported. Sometimes I too wonder why God allows these things. I know about the argument that God does not interfere with free will but it seems inane in the face of misery and outright tragedy.