Those foods that didn't make the cut include, Havana chicken, cassoulet, Moroccan chicken and risotto.
Write down your worries. Read the list before you go to bed.Worry or anxiety can be paralysing... And is at times totally irrational. The book "In the Pink" that I reviewed a while back, includes the story of a woman who could hardly sleep at night for fear that a burglar might break in - then one night she heard something downstairs and woke her husband... asking him to (for the hundredth time) to go down and check everything was OK. He went downstairs an actually found a burglar helping himself to their belongings.
"Well, hello," he said, "I'm so pleased to meet you. Can I take you upstairs to meet my wife? She's been expecting you for over 10 years."The "Little Book of Stress" also suggests:
Worrying is meditation carried out by realists.and
Why meditate when you can worry?The latter one seems to be a secularised version of ye olde church poster that says "Why pray when you can worry?"
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer
"From now on there can be no more wars of faith. The only way to overcome our enemy is by loving him.”As I read this I was just starting the chapter in Jim Wallis' recent book "On God's Side" entitled "Surprising Our Enemies", which begins with another, more sizeable Bonhoeffer quote taken from "The Cost of Discipleship" where he is exploring the Beatitudes and specifically Jesus' blessing of the peacemakers. The entire section reads:
"The followers of Jesus have been called to peace. When he called them they found their peace, for he is their peace. But now they are told that they must not only have peace but make it. And to that end they renounce all violence and tumult. In the cause of Christ nothing is to be gained by such methods. His kingdom is one of peace, and the mutual greeting of his flock is a greeting of peace. His disciples keep the peace by choosing to endure suffering themselves rather than inflict it on others. They maintain fellowship where others would break it off. They renounce all self- assertion, and quietly suffer in the face of hatred and wrong. In so doing they overcome evil with good, and establish the peace of God in the midst of a world of war and hate. But nowhere will that peace be more manifest than where they meet the wicked in peace and are ready to suffer at their hands. The peacemakers will carry the cross with their Lord, for it was on the cross that peace was made. Now that they are partners in Christ’s work of reconciliation, they are called the sons of God as he is the Son of God."Today people will gather at West Kirk Presbyterian on the Shankill Road in Belfast meet together to remember the events of 20 years ago when an IRA bomb destroyed Frizzell's fish shop and killed 10 people, including Thomas Begley, one of the two bombers. It also set in train a number of reprisal attacks, including the Greysteel "Trick or Treat" massacre, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 other people. It might have been many more had it not been for the actions of the RUC who mounted extensive security operations around catholic chapels.