Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Jesus is Calling

Another poem from "Echoes of Eternity" by Michael R Abbott; used with permission.

Jesus is Calling

Why do you sit by the highway today,
Begging for silver and gold?
The Prince of All Glory is passing this way
And He'll give you treasures untold.

Sin-stained, lonely and poor,
Lost in the darkness of night;
Jesus can open your eyes,
Flooding your soul with His light.

Why are you dressed in the rags of your sin?
New raiment the Lord will Provide:
Clothed in His righteousness, new life begins;
To purchase these garments He died.

Sin-stained, lonely and poor,
Lost in the darkness of night;
Jesus can open your eyes,
Flooding your soul with His light.

Why are you blind to God's glory and grace?
Jesus is calling to you.
He'll open your eyes, you may gaze on His face;
The promise is faithful and true.

Sin-stained, lonely and poor,
Lost in the darkness of night;
Jesus can open your eyes,
Flooding your soul with His light.

So rise at His bidding and make no delay,
Jesus the Saviour is near.
Cry out for mercy and pardon today;
He'll heal you and cast out your fear.

Sin-stained, lonely and poor,
Lost in the darkness of night;
Jesus can open your eyes,
Flooding your soul with His light.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Professor Simon Wessely’s award of the inaugural John Maddox Prize for his courage in the field of ME and Gulf War Syndrome

This is a new article by Professor Malcolm Hooper (with members of the ME community).  It is long, but I would recommend reading it – it is certainly an eye opener!  To read the article, please click here.

I am not going to reproduce the whole article here, but the following is a small section from it -
Expressing his opposition to Wessely’s model of ME/CFS, Dr Harvey Alter, Chief of Clinical Studies and distinguished investigator at the US National Institutes of Health (one of the world’s foremost medical research centres) said in 2010 at an FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee meeting: “I’m absolutely convinced that when you define this disease by proper criteria, this is a very serious and significant medical disease, and not a psychological disease. It has the characteristics of a viral disease”.

Moreover, Professor Luc Montagnier (who in 2008 won the Nobel prize for discovering the AIDS virus), Honorary Member of the European Society for ME, is on record thus: “Scientists have already uncovered a lot about ME, but this information does not reach professional healthcare personnel, and the disease is not taken seriously. It is about time this changes” (http://esme-eu.com/home/experts-launch-think-tank-for-mystery-disease-article37-6.html).

This is an important point: it is not that accurate information and knowledge are unavailable; it is that in the UK, the information and knowledge are being systematically blocked by the extremely efficient and effective networking of the Wessely School who ensure that the gap between bench and bed is filled with their own views about “CFS/ME”.

Additionally, Professor Ian Lipkin, Director, Centre for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University, said on the record that patients with ME have a particular pattern of immunoreactivity, indicating a persistent disease process: “Back in the mid to late 1990s…I looked at these Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients, many of them coming out of a clinic that was run in the Karolinska, which at that point was one of the best clinics for CFS in the world…..I said these patients are clearly sick in some way. They have some kind of immunological activation…I am convinced, after working in this field for a very long time, that this is a bona fide syndrome”. ME/CFS was described as “this crippling disease” (transcript of podcast with Professors Vincent Racaniello and Ian Lipkin, 18th September 2012, This Week in Virology).

Please see also: 

Ruffled feathers? (18th November 2012)
Margaret Williams
http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/Ruffled-feathers.htm


Monday, 12 November 2012

Help ME!


I first wrote a little leaflet called “Help ME!”, giving some basic information about ME, a few years ago and I have recently revised and updated it. It can be downloaded as a PDF file and it prints onto both sides of a single piece of A4 paper which is then folded into three. I am happy for it to be downloaded, saved, printed out and used as required – as long as it is not altered in any way. To download the leaflet, please click here.


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Mum’s New Book

I am pleased to say that Christian Focus has published a second book written by Mum. A4 size and 52 pages long, “God’s Special Tent – The Story of the Tabernacle and What Came After” is part of the Christian Focus for Kids Activity Series. It centres on the Tabernacle of Old Testament times and includes a cut-out model of the Tabernacle which children can make for themselves.

The description on the Christian Focus website is as follows -

Do you like tents? Perhaps you've gone camping, staying in one place and then moving to another. God's people the Israelites lived in tents in the wilderness as they moved from Egypt to the Promised Land. God gave them instructions about how to make a special tent - where He could be present among His people. Find out about how they made this tent and what special furniture and curtains were placed inside it. How did they build the tent and how did they carry it from one place to another? The priests made sacrifices to atone for the sin of the people, but the tabernacle or tent of meeting was a place that taught the people about the One Who was going to save them from their sin for good - Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah. His sacrifice would mean that no other sacrifices were needed and that people could worship God all around the world.

Just in case you missed Mum’s previous book, “Read with Me”, which was first published in 2006 and is still available, you can find a review of it on the Tabernacle Bookshop website – click here.