Saturday, 17 March 2018

Where would we be without friends
Who mostly stick with us through and through
The days months and the years going by
Some friends are just there for one day at a time
But still they are forever there

Joining up once a week or a fortnight
Or maybe even on those times for several dates
Cups of coffee at a garden centre or even lunch
We would swap stories as we were sitting down to munch
But still they are forever there

There were times when we would sit down to pray
Or even just sit quietly not saying very much
It didn’t matter if we didn’t always speak
Just getting together was more than a treat
But still they are forever there

If you were sick or wanted to chat just awhile
They would come round and see if you were ok
Checking in on you even by the telephone
Perhaps all you wanted to do was to moan
But still they are forever there

Some friendships come and go along the way
At times only were these friends for a season
You may see them a few times but then never again
But other friendships would stick with you to the very end
But still they are forever there

Maybe you wanted to go on a shopping trip
To a distant town or even just down the road
You sometimes called off if you were unwell but this was rare
And sometimes you could be a little late but they would not care
But still they are forever there

You could rely on all your friends who were faithful and true
They would rally round you in such times of need
They knew you so well that they had got you down to a fine art
Good companions were they with a good tender heart
But still they are forever there

Some friendships are so very rare to find
You meet them in sometimes the most unusual places
On a train maybe or even just out on a whim
Some friends would for you just go out on a limb
But still they are forever there

It happens that you have friends overseas as well
Quite often through the internet including social media
You exchange gifts and sometimes emails at that
Or even sometimes they would just call for a chat
But still they are forever there

So do treasure these pots of gold wherever you are
For they don’t happen too often throughout your life
For these dear friendships can be so very hard to find
They are so precious and also so very loving and kind
But still they are forever there
Copyright: Page Alexanda 2018

Yellow Split Pea Soup Recipe

Friday, 16 March 2018

500g (2 cups) yellow dried split peas, washed and soaked in water overnight
5 - 6 cups water
1 large onion chopped
3 carrots chopped
1 small turnip chopped (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
Mixed herbs (optional)

  • Place the split peas with the vegetables in a large saucepan and cover well with water.
  • Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about an hour until the peas are soft and starting to go a bit mushy.
  • I used a blender to make this into more of a smooth soup
  • season well and enjoy on its own or with crusty bread
This works out at 18p (25 cents) per portion and makes 7 portions

Jesus return

Friday, 16 March 2018

Are you ready for the time is coming
For Jesus return or are you just running
Away from your fears
Away from your foes
This is a time to rejoice do you not know

No one knows the hour of his return
Surely in hell you don’t want to just burn
Be ready I tell you
In all that you do
For your salvation in Christ will bring you through

If you accept Him now as Lord of all
For He will be with you, for He alone rules
The hour is nigh
Time is passing you by
He could come anytime at day or night

For the sun will one day be darkened
His voice to be heard, will you not hearken
The moon will shed light
This is no time for a fight
The choices you make now will need to be right

The stars will also be falling from the sky
The day of His coming will be in the blink of an eye
Angels will be sent out
For there is no shadow of doubt
For those that don’t know Him, there’s no hanging about

For this will be the most wonderful day to be seen
If you are fooling around, where have you been
You should not be ashamed
For your not to blame
For the day is sure coming where He alone reigns

Get ready I tell you please hurry up now
For unto Him alone, you will have to bow
Do not be forsaken
This earth will be shaken
If You don’t know Him then be sure to be awakened

For it says in the Bible that God is to be heard
To ignore Him today is quite simply absurd
So please let Him in
For He alone wins
and Jesus in heaven, will do more than just grin
Copyright: Page Alexanda March 2018