March Quote of the Month

24 Mar

Well folks, just in case your wondering, I resisted the temptation to completely change the face of the blog while James was away in Nantes, you know, change colour scheme, remove all his controversial posts and change the blog password so he can’t get on any more…….but then realising you would all be left with my dulcid tones, ratings might drop so James will be back leaving his “Pearls of Wisdom” again after he returns.

Any way, back to this months quote, it comes from John Newton himself, if you ever get past the first verse of his hymn “Amazing Grace” you’ll find these verses:

“‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace those fears releieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace has bought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home”

Apparently Newton wrote this hymn for a particular sermon of his from 1 Chronicles 17 vs. 16-17 that was preached on New Years Morning in 1773 and it really inspired me reading this. What an encouraging message for a New Years Morning, “and grace will lead me home”, i’m sure the people of the congrecation left the church feeling truely uplifted and praising God for His Amazing Grace towards them.
And I think its time we started to realise the same grace that is there for us and we should thank God at all possible moments for it, praising Him in thought, word and action.

A close second in Marches Quote of the Month was a remark by England cricket legend Geoff Boycott after England 2nd Test match against N.Zealand,

“They could’ve batted better with a stick of rhubarb.”
Geoff Boycott on England’s poor batting on day one in Napier.



7 Responses to “March Quote of the Month”

  1. thepm March 24, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    Interesting read. Didn’t know u had a blog Ali. Have u seen my site, ALl4God ( – i’ve put up a link to this page on my links page, maybe i could get one on your site? Peter (Andrew’s brother)

  2. Anonymous March 24, 2008 at 11:23 pm #

    nice post…..its dulcet not dulcid though…apart from that,great read!

  3. Erin March 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    check this out……….. someone stole you name!!!

  4. Alastair McCollum March 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Sue them!! James we should get our lawyers on to them, didnt we copyright the name?!

  5. James McCullough March 28, 2008 at 11:27 am #

    It appears this imposter website is run by a lawyer and whilst I have had a week’s work experience in a solicitor’s firm I’m not convinved mounting a legal challenge is a good idea. Our content remains of a much higher standard.

    Imitation is the greatest compliment!

  6. Peter April 3, 2008 at 8:22 pm #

    Boycott’s quote is good, but how about this one from Rio ‘Brains’ Ferdinand:

    “Gary Neville is the club captain but has been injured for the best part of a year now – and Giggsy’s taken on the mantlepiece.”


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