Prayer and Meditation for Friday, December 11, 2015 — Listening to what God is saying to us — ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

Peace and Freedom

Friday of the Second Week of Advent
Lectionary: 185

Reading 1 IS 48:17-19

Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.
If you would hearken to my commandments,
your prosperity would be like a river,
and your vindication like the waves of the sea;
Your descendants would be like the sand,
and those born of your stock like its grains,
Their name never cut off
or blotted out from my presence.

Responsorial PsalmPS 1:1-2, 3, 4 AND 6

R. (see John 8:12) Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of…

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Speeding up of adoptions – a counterpoint to the political direction of travel

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It has been a hot theme on the blog ever since I started, forced (or non-consensual) adoptions.  This article is by some people whose views I have a lot of time for-  Brid Featherstone, Professor Sue White, Kate Morris, June Thoburn and Anna Gupta.

Although you can see from the sidebar on the piece that many of them have Labour connections, I don’t read this as purely a piece of party political polemic.  The politicising of adoption began before our current Prime Minister (though it is accelerating) and it is a clear theme of Brid and Sue’s bloody marvellous book  “Re-imagining child protection : Towards humane social work with families”   http://www.amazon.co.uk/Re-imagining-child-protection-Towards-families/dp/1447308018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449769831&sr=8-1&keywords=brid+featherstone   that many of the seeds of the current problems were sown in the early days of New Labour – a reduction of parents to a set of problems to be solved and the idea that parents role in society…

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Thursday daftness – the picture round

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Can you guess the Judge from the picture of a celebrity with a similar-ish name?

Many of the Judges are regulars in these blogs for their excellent and interesting judgments and no offence of any kind is intended. All of the Judges in question are far more photogenic than these images  (well, possibly not the first one)

If you are upset that I’ve missed your favourite out, it is because my mind went numb after looking at pictures for number 9….  And heck, if you can find a celebrity soundalike for Mrs Justice Pauffley, good luck to you.

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What? This isn't a celebrity!!! Outrage. What? This isn’t a celebrity!!! Outrage.

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This one is a bit obscure, so the logos behind are a clue... This one is a bit obscure, so the logos behind are a clue…

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Cham-on! Cham-on!

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Only one of them. And no, I don't know which is which... Only one of them. And no, I don’t know which is which…

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Yes reader, for your benefit, I looked at Google images of this woman... this is the only good photo of her Yes reader, for your benefit, I looked at Google images of…

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Rose Colombo N The Justice Club/Author’s Corner/Bill Friedman/Mafia N Vegas 12/09 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events Podcasts

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Have you ever wondered how the Godfathers personal lives and business activities created celebrity-like personalities who ran certain cities such as Chicago, New York, and Vegas without fear of being arrested o

Source: Rose Colombo N The Justice Club/Author’s Corner/Bill Friedman/Mafia N Vegas 12/09 by FreedomizerRadio | Current Events Podcasts

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2 types of alienated children

Parental Alienation

Did you know that there are 2 types of alienated children (in my opinion.) There is the “Oblivious Child” and the “Hostage Child.” Let me explain.

The “Oblivious Child”

This is a child who has absolutely no clue that they are living under the spell of alienation. They fully accept the reality that has been created for them; the controlling parent is always right, and the alienated parent is always wrong. This ignorant “bliss” keeps their life in relative peace…as long as the alienated parent doesn’t dare try to show and interest in their life or express love. When that happens, the manipulation and feeding of false stories gets kicked into high gear. The “how dare they…” expressions come out in full force and because the child has been so used to this conditioning, they go right along with it. In fact, with each episode their belief is re-enforced and…

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