Ofcom, the media watchdog, has issued some sombre warnings based on a recent survey of national internet habits:
More than half (59%) of all 50 million internet users in the UK say they are addicted to surfing the web. (That includes 45% of the over-65 age group who are using the internet).
We now spend an average of more than 24 hours each week online.
You don't grow a Christian family by going through a daily ritual. But neither do you grow one without planning and definite cultivation. Here are some proven activities that help a family grow spiritually:
- Worship together regularly
- Attending church together
- Giving thanks to God at mealtimes
- Having fun together
- Expressing love and affection openly and freely
- Undergirding and supporting one another
- Working together; accepting responsibility for doing chores and jobs around the house
- Reaching out to others as a Christian family.
We now have a cross for the chapel. It was dedicated on Sunday 10th May in memory of the late Alan Murphy, and is the gift of his wife, Anne.
A story is told of a Jewish man who collapsed in the street with a heart attack.
A passing Roman Catholic priest rushed over and knelt beside him. "Would you like to have your sins forgiven?" he asked.
The man nodded weakly. "Right," said the priest. "Do you believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit?"
The Jewish man rolled his eyes and moaned, "I'm dying, and he's asking me riddles!"
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