Church is boring for most because the power of God has vanished from many congregations … there is a lack of desire to pursue Him in the pulpit as well as in the pew. Like Samson, they “know not that the Spirit of the Lord has departed” (cf. Judge 16:20). High attendance is not […]
Since I’ve started teaching in September in Angoulême, I have stopped going to the choir on Tuesday night. Lately I have changed bible study group, instead of Thursday night I go on Wednesday afternoon. I’ve had to organise myself in the morning since I need to get out of the house at 6:30 am and no later. In fact after the February hols, I missed my train. I had to drive all the way to Angoulême and I was so tired in the evening.
I am so grateful to the Lord for all the blessings he pours on us day after day. He is patient and full of compassion. I say this because as I am growing old, I realise how frail we are and that somehow I am still around thanks to Jesus amazing love and grace.
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. Psalm 103 v 14
Will you pray
With me and ask our Father in heaven
To bless us and our families,
To pour his wisdom on us and our friends
To give us strength during trials
To send His light in our night
To wrap us in patience and perseverance,
To lift us through joy and peace
Knowing that Jesus our Saviour
Lover of our souls,
and our King
Is always looking after us
His sheep, though at times in the ditch,
And feeling sorry for ourselves
Ready to welcome us back in his fold.
Asking in the beautiful name of Jesus. Amen
It’s all about You, Jesus
And all this is for You
For Your glory and Your fame
It’s not about me
As if You should do things my way
You alone Are God And I surrender To Your ways
Jesus, lover of my soul All consuming fire is in Your gaze
Jesus, I want You to know I will follow You all my days
For no one else in History is like You
And History itself belongs to You Alpha and Omega,
You have loved me And I will share eternity with You
At last, our daughters visited us one after the other. Tonight I will speak about Im’s visit and I will tell you about Cam’s visit tomorrow! Even though time’s gone so fast, I find myself thinking of what we said and what we did together and my heart is filled with joy and I give thanks to the Lord for his abundant blessings on our family.
Imo who studies in London flew from Stansted and stayed ten days with us. I picked her up in Poitiers and as we were driving off the car park, we saw Mickle our Scottish friend who lives also in Civray so I offered him a lift. That evening we went to a restaurant called The Relais civraisien. I ‘d booked before hand asking them if they had a choice of vegan food. It was very quiet, no ambiance. Steven chose the ‘tête de veau’. Imogen had an asparagus and carrot starter and another vegetable dish for her main. In England, in most menus, there is a choice of Vegetarian dishes indicated with a V and if there are less Vegan options, chef and waitresses know about them.
The following week we went to the Hotel du Commerce restaurant. When I booked , I asked if they had anything for my daughter who is a vegan, in French ‘végétalien’. Once I explained what it meant, the owner told me that they could cater for her. When we looked at the menu, there was nothing at all for vegetarian or vegan. Everything had meat or fish/seafood so we spoke to the waitress and again we had to explain what it meant. Fortunately, the chef appeared and told us that he could do a risotto with vegetables; he had a dairy cream that he could use. Imo said she’d rather have the risotto made with water. Our food was wonderful and beautifully presented and we had a great time!
We went to the cinema and watched Marseille, a very good comedy!
For my birthday we went to my brother Denis who lives in Niort. The night before Imo helped me prepare a drizzle lemon cake. Denis cooked a leg of lamb for us and roasted vegetables for Imo. We watched a film at his too but I cannot remember its name!
Have a blessed evening 🙂
We left our bikes in France and I miss cycling. Walking is great if the weather is nice. What else could I do? I suddenly remember that we have a rebounder at home. Doing some research on how many calories I could lose I discovered that there were more benefits! The NASA found that 10 minutes bouncing on a trampoline is a more efficient cardiovascular workout than over 30 minutes of running. When the astronauts were tested while running on a treadmill, the G-force measured at the ankle was over twice what it was at the back and head. This means that the foot and leg absorb much of the force when running, which can explain the higher rates of foot, shin and knee problems from running (especially running incorrectly). On a trampoline, the G-force was almost identical at the ankle, back and head and at a lower level than that of the G-force at the ankle on a treadmill. This shows that rebounding can exercise the entire body without excess pressure to the feet and legs. Source
The report states that “for similar levels of heart rate and oxygen consumption, the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.”
In addition to weight loss, those looking to improve their fitness level can reap varied benefits from a trampoline. Jumping on a trampoline is an aerobic exercise that uses the whole body, just like jogging or cycling. However, unlike running or walking, it’s a low-impact exercise. As a result, your joints are far less susceptible to injury or fatigue. Other benefits include muscle toning, balance and coordination.Source
Here are the numbers!
During a 30-minute basic, low-intensity trampoline exercise session, a 135-pound (61.4 kg) person can expect to burn around 145 calories, a 150-pound (68.2 kg) person burns 160 calories and a 185-pound (84.1 kg) person burns 200 calories. These figures are on par with low-impact aerobic activities. The amount of calories you’ll burn in a 30-minute session depends on a few factors including your current weight and the intensity of the exercise.
How to maximise the amount of calories you’ll burn!
To burn more calories on a trampoline, increase the intensity by jumping higher, running in place or engaging your arms.
So now that i know how safe and useful trampolining is, i will have to get disciplined and do some everyday perhaps.. We shall see!
Do you have a trampoline at home and do you use it? What is your favorite sport?