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About nosnikrapzil

My name is Liz P and I am new to blogging. I am a fairly ordinary sort of person, married with two adult daughters, living in Manchester UK. I am a Christian, and I am about to start a course called Disciple, which is a study of the whole Bible (not just the bit that starts at Matthew!) and its application to the life of each student. I am really looking forward to the study of the Old Testament, especially Torah, because I believe that in order to fully understand the New Testament (NT) it is vital to know and understand the Old Testament (OT) especially Torah - The Jewish Books of The Law - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Judaism has fascinated me since childhood, and I read some Jewish texts and find they help me to better understand God, and importantly, to understand the culture and context of Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Which strengthens my faith and my conscious contact with God. I have almost 15 years recovery in 12 step fellowships, and there will a lot of 12 step stuff in this blog, because my faith and my recovery are very intertwined. What else do I do? I go to the gym most mornings before breakfast, and I really enjoy it. I am tracing my family tree, I read a lot, I never miss an episode of Corrie, I drink "posh coffee" with lovely friends, I sew a bit, occasionally knit, do the odd bit of abstract textile art. And I love shoes!

Blogs I follow

This is way off topic of this  blog, but does anyone know how I can add blogs that I follow to my blog page so that other people can see them.  Am not finding the technicalities of blogging particularly straightforward!

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Not very efficient :-(

So I was planning to write once or twice a week, and havent written for ages.   Various reasons for that.  I spent a couple of weeks trying to get something we had written as a group to transfer into … Continue reading

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Why did God say Creation was good, not perfect

At this week’s session, one of the leaders posed the question “Why did God use the word good to describe Creation rather than the word perfect?”   I would love to hear peoples comments.  

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Relevance of Torah to Christians today

This post is an article I wrote for the church magazine a few months ago, and is fairly self explanatory. Apart from the Ten Commandments, as Christians we are often more familiar with the stories in the Books of The … Continue reading

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Getting choral

Following directly on from the last post, I did indeed manage to finish all the work before the session last week.  I will be honest and say that I was a bit disappointed with the material, it didnt have much … Continue reading

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First week – not up to date :-(

So here I am, Sunday afternoon of the first week.  On the first day of our personal study, aka homework stuff, we were to look at and explore the Bible we would be using for the course.  I have bought … Continue reading

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Day 1 – before the start of the course

So here I am, start the course this evening, am sort of excited, but worried I wont like it – my preference would have been the MA in Biblical Studies at Manchester Uni, but cant afford either the time or … Continue reading

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