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Gillian Bell

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  1. Sounds like me !! But then Christ came to earth to save sinners and that’s everyone not just those of us who recognise we are 😃
  2. Me too. I find it helps to pray for the doctor/ nurse administering the procedure as well as thinking happy thoughts while you are going through such things. If you can visualise a lovely place you’ve been to that can also help ( or listen to music ! ) I remember singing and chatting to my daughter when she was going through a painful medical procedure and she said it helped !! I have been trained in hypnotherapy for medical and therapeutic purposes ( not “ entertainment “ ) and have found it very useful in my career.
  3. Now I’m on a roll thanks to Alley ... the Clay Aiken version is also lovely and depicts Christ’s life ( but not the footage I was referring to earlier !) I also love Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant ( and El Shaddai .) etc. etc.etc. 😃🙋
  4. Hi everyone 😃 thanks for all your help. The versions I like best are the ones where there’s the film of the story of Jesus’ life and another sung by a group of young girls in a forest ! Still can’t do it despite you instructions but if you go on YouTube you’ll find the versions I’m referring to ( And more no doubt ! ) It’s a shame I can’t send a recording of me singing it as a solo in Church last Christmas !!
  5. Not sure if I can do this ( not as clever as Alley !) but would like to share this beautiful song ... YouTube Nope - can’t seem to do it ! Grr !! 😖
  6. Sadly one of our active volcanoes Whakaari/ White Island erupted today and has claimed the lives of several people ( tourists off a cruise ship Ovation ... ) and others. Some are still missing and many have been badly burned . pPlease pray for all concerned.This has not been a good year for New Zealand 😢
  7. My tree is artificial and about 25 centimetres high !! It’s summer here and I’m spending Christmas with my daughter and new baby in the South Island . I keep my tree and Nativity set out all year ! My neighbours put up pretty lights and flags but being on my own can’t climb high to put up lights .
  8. Oh my goodness did you say your uncle died recently. I’m so sorry to hear that.An added level of stress you could have done without , I imagine. When I first read it I thought it said husband ( must be ‘cos I’d read earlier he is unwell .) Hope you are managing to stay calm and positive.Prayer always helps😃🙏🙋
  9. I love this and all the Veggie Tales - I wonder if they could do a Christmas version for us “ down under “ who celebrate Christmas in mid - summer !! When I came to NZ from England 46 years ago it seemed really odd but I’m used to it now ( but still have family in the Northern Hemisphere so I can vicariously enjoy it their way too ! )
  10. Great stuff !! A brilliant way to start my day . Thanks so much for sharing this 😃😘🙋
  11. Thank you Lord for William’s relief from symptoms but if they recur I pray that You will urge him to seek medical help as it may be caused by a underlying condition which through Your hands a Doctor or specialist can give him a permanent solution.
  12. Hi everyone as a Speech Pathologist and Voice therapist and professionally trained singer may I just say that if your voice gets hoarse ( funny there are references to someone in a tight suit on a horse ! ) stop singing or you will develop vocal nodules ( or worse.) If you are experiencing any prolonged hoarseness, loss of voice and pain Or difficulty swallowing please seek medical advice as you may have laryngeal or oesophageal cancer. I don’t believe everyone can sing well. Nor can everyone play tennis well or play the violin or trumpet well .Training and practice help but some are just more gifted than others !
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