Courtesy 'Murray': February 2016
Today is Shrove Tuesday, also called Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday or Pancake Day, It is based on the once common practice of having a final feast of rich, fattening foods before the start of fasting during the 40 days of Lent, which starts tomorrow. Those afflicted by a sweet tooth, may enjoy this light-hearted take on Psalm 23. It was posted by Murray on the Chatham Salvation Army website.
Strict is my diet I must not want.
It maketh me to lie down at night hungry;
It leadeth me past the refrigerator; it trieth my willpower.
It leadeth me in the paths of starvation, for my figure's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the aisles of pastries,
I will buy no chocolate eclairs, for they are fattening.
The cakes and pies they tempt me.
Before me is a table set with green beans and lettuce.
It filleth my stomach with liquids;
My day's quota runneth over.
Surely, calories and weight charts will follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the fear of the scales forever!
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
ONE Opportunity is a circuit and district-based discipleship scheme for young people supported by the Regional Forums of the Methodist Learning Network.The Northampton District of the Methodist Church require an Administrator and a Coordinator to be part of a small team responsible for running the ONE Opportunity programme that will employ and train young people within the Methodist District...
Tomorrow night, Friday 18th January from 7-9pm, the Friday Night Youth Group will meet. It is for anyone in secondary school. To find out more, speak to Hannah, Charlie or Ruby or email Mel: firstname.lastname@example.org.Then on Saturday, 23rd February from 2.30 — 7.30pm. The Northampton Methodist District presents: 'ACTS 29: We Are Courageous'. It is for ages 8 to 17 and includes...
As the welcome area project is now well under way we are looking to the future and the opportunities it will offer us to engage with those in need in our community. One thing we are hoping to offer at various times are 'Listeners' — people who will be available to simply listen to those who need someone to talk to. Perhaps this might be something you would be interested in doing? I am...
Fairford Leys Community Centre
Hall, rooms 4/5/6