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'Ready For Take Off'
(Archived on Tuesday - May - 04/05/2021 )

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  Photo was taken by Martin Ludlam from Pixabay  
The dandelion has been in full flower during the month of April. As we move into the start of May the seeds of the dandelion flower are ready to move into new pastures.

On This Day
On May 4th 1979 Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the UK
On May 4th the construction by the US of the Panama Canal began. (The Panama Canal is an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.)

Birthdays Today May 4th
Rory McIlroy Golfer is 32
Laura Whitmore TV Presenter is 34
Tony McCoy Retired Jockey is 47
Randy Travis Country Singer is 62

Saint For Today
Today May 4th is the Feast Day of Saint Antoninus of Florence. He was small in stature but great in achievements and was known as 'little Antonio'. As a Dominican he was consecrated archbishop of Florence in 1446. His bravery and charity during an outbreak of plague in 1448 and an earthquake in 1453 earned him the admiration and affection of his people.


Thought on Tuesday - May - 04/05/2021

Thought For The Week

We need to be aware that drifting off course is almost a certainty. As in sailing, the wind - its direction, force and velocity can easily knock us off course. Our job as followers of Christ is to fight to stay on course' ~Martin Tierney

The phrase 'drift away' is a nautical one and describes how a boat or ship can drift off course. Even the most experienced sailor is constantly working to counter drifting away. The same is also true of our own lives. There are many things that happen each day that can throw us off course and allow us to drift.

Sometimes we might not even be aware we are drifting. It is good to check in with ourselves once in a while. The lockdowns have impacted on all of us. As we slowly emerge from the latest lockdown, we look forward to returning to more normal routines. Things we completely took for granted before will be appreciated even more now.

But this is also an ideal time to make some changes. Why should we return to stuff that we know is no longer live giving for us. Only we ourselves know what this might be. This means we are no longer drifting. We are now doing things that are good and life giving for us.

This has spiritual implications too. Any time set aside for quiet time, reflection or prayer is one way of stopping the drift. It is a good place to be. A simple prayer could be: "Lord, I feel I am drifting in life. Please help me back on track again".

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