The graveyard shift (a satirical poem video)

A poem about church. For more on this listen to this Mark and Pete podcast episode

The graveyard shift

Standing in the churchyard as the eulogy was read,
Parishioners mourn at solemn words that were said.
They all looked around at the many tears shed,
As the coffin cortege was respectfully led.

Suddenly, the people just shifted and then fled,
And the vicar stood astonished filled with dread.
Shocked by the headstone he lowered his head,
At the immortal statement, 'Religion is dead'.

Proof that God exists (number 5)

The Existence Of God Can Be Proved In Five Ways.
Thomas Aquinas the famous theologian and philosopher developed five ways that you can prove the existence of God.
The fifth way is taken from the governance of the world.

We see that things which lack intelligence, such as natural bodies, act for an end. and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same way, so as to obtain the best result

Hence it is plain that not fortuitously, but designedly, do they achieve their end.

Now whatever lacks intelligence cannot move towards an end,

unless it be directed by some being endowed with knowledge and intelligence; as the arrow is shot to its mark by the archer.

as the arrow is shot to its mark by the archer.

Therefore some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end;

and this being we call God.

D Day and the King (a prayer for today)

A VIDEO POEM. It is the anniversary of D Day and on D Day the King of England called for prayer: "At this historic moment surely not one of us is too busy, too young or too old to play a part in a nationwide, perchance a worldwide, vigil of prayer as the great crusade sets forth. If from every place of worship, from home and factory, from men and women of all ages and many races and occupations, our intercessions rise, then, please God, both now and in a future not remote, the predictions of an ancient Psalm may be fulfilled: "The Lord will give strength unto his people: the Lord will give his people the blessing of peace."" Amen. We so need this call of prayer today. Please share.

United Traits of America (satirical video poem)

America was ready to explode even before George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police. The twin tragedies of 40 million people — one-quarter of the US workforce — losing their jobs and 100,000 people losing their lives during the coronavirus pandemic had turned the US into an emotional tinderbox that was waiting for a spark to set it off.Mark and Pete episode from which this poem is taken on the way forward for a divided America:
Full text of poem:
The United Traits of America
A nation that unites where the law is abided,
Always delights if great protection is provided,
Until one act incites while minorities are derided,
Social media recites as ignorance presided.
But when hate ignites and colour has collided,
And blacks and whites are so sadly divided,
Then civil rights and justice are just one-sided,
It simply highlights that a country is misguided.
[A satirical poem by Mark and Pete]

Illegal Cummings and Goings

Earlier this week a growing number of senior Conservatives are demanding the resignation of Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, over allegations that he broke the government’s lockdown rules on several occasions. Should Cummings go? See the latest Mark and Pete episode:

Steps to Inspired Success

When we are inspired by the Holy Spirit we have a wealth of ability with which to work. The word “inspire” literally means taking the spirit in. It means breathing in God’s spirit and there are many benefits to this that lead to success.
By inspiration God strengthens us: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Phillippians 4:13).  
He gives us understanding “But it is the spirit in man,     the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand..” (Job 32:8)
One of the most important things to remember as we study Christian inspiration is that when we are inspired we are to use our inspiration for the glory of God and to do His will. 

Jesus tells us: "But see first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33). We must seek what he wants ignorer to be able to use his inspiration. 

There are 4 steps to achieving success through Christian inspiration:
1.Recognise that everything we have is from God and that everyth…