Sunday, February 21, 2016


You know in cartoons, the way someone can run off a cliff and they're fine but they don't fall, until they look down?
Well I came to believe that this was the secret to my life!
"Just Never Look Down" but it's more than that.
For it's not just about me or you looking down.
What it is about is; realizing that you're in the middle of the air and you don't know how to fly!  
Like a bird without wings I am just stuck here on the ground Joyce.
Just wanting you, Listening for you, Watching for you,
As I just Wish and Wait for you.
Then one day when GOD decides Joyce.
I shall be called home by Him and again I shall be with you…
Posted by
Richard - why must I go on…

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Psalm 51:1-17 A Thought For & From Sir Richard

PSALM 51:1-17
Have mercy on me, O GOD,
    according to Your unfailing Love;
according to Your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity    and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know that my transgressions
    and my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned    and done what is evil in Your sight;
so you are right in Your verdict
    and justified when You judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet You desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    You taught me wisdom in that secret place.
Cleanse me with hyssop (the holy herb) and I will be clean;
    wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;    let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart, O GOD
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from Your presence    or take Your HOLY SPIRIT from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Then I will teach other transgressors Your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to You.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O GOD,    You who are GOD my SAVIOUR
    and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
Open my lips, LORD,    and my mouth will declare Your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    You do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
My sacrifice, O GOD, is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    You, GOD, will not despise.
In the name of You GOD the Father,
   CHRIST JESUS the Son and the HOLY SPIRIT;
   I pray – Amen…
Posted for U & I by Sir Richard

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

He has RISEN

Posted for U by Sir Richard

Friday, February 5, 2016


My late wife Joyce was my Best Friend, Love, Companion, Partner and Confidant.
Never did I think with Joyce I would have to resort to a back-up plan. Joyce was always worth more than someone’s second choice.
When you reach a loss such as mine you can’t force yourself to stop caring for someone but you can tell yourself that if you had to do it again that you deserve better! Though the kicker is that you already had the best and you should never settle for second best.
Keep your standards and if you need to choose to be with someone. Choose someone who will treat you with the same respect and consideration you would treat them. You can’t expect to be someone else’s priority if they are not yours.
Being second best or being expected to have someone as your second best, unfairly takes away some of your dignity. Being Loved for who you are and being their or your priority should be an unbending principle. Remember your worth, be your true self and know you are valuable to someone. Respect and true Love should not come with a price to pay. Don't settle for less or be with someone who doesn't defend your honour under any circumstance. Live a deserving life and live bigger than a second choice, by having someone who is your Best Friend, Love, Companion, Partner and Confidant.
They say that there is always someone somewhere who wishes to be with you and to treat you like a treasure, so you should not be sad for those who will not even take care of you.
Self-respect is the Greatest Love we can give ourselves. I will only be in a relationship where I am treated with respect and total Love, I know my true value. So in all, I guess I can only settle for a first choice never second best…
By Sir Richard
Doomed to loneliness, until GOD calls me home!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


The average Christian is shocked by our southern brethren. In my humble opinion Cruz is a failed Canadian and the Anti-Christ in one. I would say the same about Trump if either one is elected AT THAT POINT LOOK OUT!
Neither one would hesitate to carpet bomb people (Cruz said) or use part, if not all of the US Nuclear Triad on some poor dumb bastard (Trump said).
They are neither Christian, as anyone who promotes violence is not a follower of JESUS CHRIST as JESUS said;
“Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment and the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
JESUS CHRIST also said; “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that and if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
So gun promoting, war mongering, believers are not Christians, they can quote the Bible to suit their twisted beliefs but they are not Christians.
In the spirit of GOD the Father, JESUS CHRIST the Son and the HOLY SPIRIT, if you believe then let us all pray for the Cruz’s and Trumps of this world and that they find their way back to CHRIST.
Posted by
Sir Richard
A Knight in thy service of the King of Kings…


I used to wonder how JESUS could have passed on the cross so quickly. Besides the lack of O2 and the spear in His side when this was done He had already passed at that point.
Like most of us, coming from a society where flogging is not the norm (and should never be!), where as a child a switch on the rear for bad behavior or the strap at school was the norm. I never understood but after seeing the movie “The Passion” and photos like these, one can see that major body trauma from the lashing alone, would expedite our LORD's death on that cross.
As the reference of 40 lashes was actually the maximum that any man could receive in Jewish law and it was always done very careful not to exceed 40 but no one ever said what lashing was really like. Forty lashes were done to never risk breaking in Jewish Law at the time, for it was the LORD GOD's Commandment. This is why it is said "forty lashes less one" or thirty-nine and we often infer this number to the lashes that JESUS received.
A sentencing judge or a witness would count the strikes as they fell; and in case someone made a mistake they stopped at 39 and the administered whippings in the synagogues for certain offenses, these were mild in comparison to scourging.
So why did Pilate have Jesus scourged? Roman law required capital sentences to be accompanied by scourging, the decision to scourge JESUS was made before it was determined that he would be crucified. After JESUS was scourged, Pilate attempted to release him. Only when this small crowd threatened riot causing possibly the whole city to riot, at this suggestion did Pilate allow JESUS to be crucified and then, still in my opinion reluctantly. It seems that Pilate had two things in mind. First, it may be that Pilate, while he was unable to find out exactly what Jesus had done to cause this crowd to be so angry with him, suspected that JESUS was at least a troublemaker and had probably done something to deserve a flogging. It was Pilate’s job to keep and enforce peace in his region of the empire, so he probably felt no guilt at having JESUS scourged for having caused such an uproar. Second, Pilate hoped that if he humiliated JESUS enough this mob would be satisfied and he would not have to execute a man he believed to be innocent. He stood the scourged JESUS before the mob wearing a crown of thorns and a mock robe. Pilate told them, “Behold, the man!” by this he meant; “Look at him now. He will not go around calling himself a King any more and He will not cause you any more trouble!”
However, this mob was not satisfied with only a humiliated JESUS, they demanded His death…
Scourging, called verberatio by the Romans was possibly the worst kind of flogging administered by ancient courts. Scourging unlike crucifixion was not normally a form of execution, but it certainly was brutal enough to be fatal in many cases. A person certainly could be beaten to death by the scourge if that was desired. Its purpose was not only to cause great pain, but also like crucifixion, to humiliate as well. It was belittling, debasing, and demeaning. It was considered such a degrading form of punishment that, according to Roman laws, Roman citizens were exempt from it. It was, therefore, the punishment appropriate only for slaves and non-Romans, those who were viewed as the lesser elements in Roman society. To make it as humiliating as possible, scourging was carried out in public. The instrument used to deliver this form of punishment was called in Latin a flagellum or a flagrum. This was much different from the bull whip that is more commonly known in our culture. Can you believe, I had a Great Grandfather who used a bull whip to punish his kids and I thought the school strap was bad?
It was instead more like the old British cat o’ nine tails, except that the flagellum was not designed merely to bruise or leave welts on the victim. The flagellum was a whip with several (at least three) thongs or strands, each perhaps as much as three feet long, and the strands were weighted with lead balls or pieces of bone. This instrument was designed to lacerate. The weighed thongs struck the skin so violently that it broke open and tore flesh. There are many recounts with vivid, horrible detail a scene of scourging. For example here is one; “For they say that the bystanders were struck with amazement when they saw them lacerated with scourges even to the innermost veins and arteries, so that the hidden inward parts of the body, both their bowels and their members, were exposed to view! Now I finally know how our LORD died so quickly on the cross and I also understand as so did JESUS, for He knew as He spoke His death of what was to come…
These thoughts came to me from a photo post from a friend.
Sir Richard.