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Monday, 1 August 2016

D for Doubt.

Doubting Thomas was the apostle who refused to believe the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the ten other Apostles until he could see and feel the wounds Jesus suffered from being on the cross.

Caravaggio's painting of Thomas checking Jesus's wounds.

It is written that we all have a little bit of Thomas in us.

 Sometimes we become like Thomas when we go through hard times, others after taking a class that challenges us to think more deeply about God.



Do you require any more proof
of Our Lord's Resurrection?  DOUBTING THOMAS ?



 Some images of my favourite four legged friends, the humble..... 

DONKEY.

(from the Movie called Shrek)



Muffin.
Muffin the Mule: who really is a DONKEY puppet, he used to DANCE and sing on the top of Annette Mills piano whilst she played  and sang.....

Annette and Muffin.

Good old Muffin the Mule.







'
Here comes Muffin the Mule, Dear old Muffin, playing the fool'.....etc.
 A great favourite in the 50's on childrens' TV.

.Annette Mills was the sister of the famous actor Sir John Mills who starred in many films, including the lead role of 'Pip' in the film of DICKEN'S   'Great Expectations'. He also starred in Ryans Daughter, Goodbye Mr Chips and so many more. 

Sincere thanks to all the team of ABCW for doing what they do each week to keepus up and running, including Denise who DEVELOPED ABCW and Roger and Leslie in admin also the team of assistants, who help with the visits,
 best wishes to all, Di .xx 









43 comments:

  1. No DOUBT about it: Thomas got a bad rap. The others SAW Jesus; would they have believed if they had not?

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    1. Good point Roger, good point indeed!

      Di x ABCW Team.

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  2. Thomas went on to do great things for Jesus and believers!!!!!
    Ann

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    1. He did indeed Ann. I can be a bit of a sceptic sometimes
      and have to accept things as they are and not dig in too deeply
      when the facts stare one in the face!
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  3. I'm so glad that we have a doubting Thomas to identify with and learn from...

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    1. Exactly Ellen,
      Although it is always wise to seek a third way!
      best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  4. Indeed, at some point we all are 'Thomas' in more or less way... and I think that is a good thing because it makes us think about things that are happening ... Thomas, in my mind at least, had a very important positiion and task... he stimulates people to think and make up their own mind, with anything they see acceptable as 'proove'..

    a very good choice for D if I may say so... stimulates thinking ;-)

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    1. I totally agree with you Melody. Sometimes when a truth is
      staring you in the face you can't quite believe it.
      The stimulation of though is good for the soul (In my humble opinion).
      best wishes,
      Di.xx
      ABCW team.

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  5. Oh yes, sometimes I can be the most stubborn doubting Thomas. Not anything I am proud of and one of my worst traits. Thanks for hosting and I will be back to link up later today!

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    1. Hi Terri,
      I admire you for your honesty, but i'm sure everyone, must at some time in their life,
      doubt a fact that could be true, but then, there are so many devious and untruthful
      people on this planet, that it may not be a bad thing to doubt!
      Good to hear from you again,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  6. I agree with those bloggers who say that we need Thomas,because he was the one who really wanted to believe and who wanted see it proved, something we all want. There are too many people in any religion on earth who take everything written in our holy books for granted. I believe that it is very important to pray for a stronger faith. Everything we need and should do is said in the "Lord's Prayer". May we all be blessed by that powerful prayer!

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    1. Hello Wil,
      So good to hear from you again and thank you for your wise words, I really respect
      your opinions, which I never doubt.
      I loathe the way, via varying religious creeds, that evil doers distort the truth to suit their
      own ends.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  7. 'D' is for Di too!
    Thank you Di for this delightful post:)

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    1. Hi Amit,
      Good to hear from you again, and thank you for your kind words.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  8. ...and D is for the Devil, who put those thoughts into Thomas's head - and in ours. Great post, Di!

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    1. Hi Leslie...Devil...hmm... I've met a few of them in my time !!!
      I thought you were linking me with the devil 'til I read on..
      Hope you've settled in back home with Tegan your lovely girl. I bet
      her tail hasn't stopped wagging xxx
      Love Di xxx

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  9. My D this week is DOORS of the museum:) Doubting Thomas was a great one:) Have a happy week!

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    1. Hi Jeannette,
      Good to hear from you again.... thanks for your kind words...
      over to read about your Doors...
      Best wishes,
      Di. ABCW team.

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  10. Just found and I love this! I'll be writing a post! I love the letter D! I loved your post! Thanks for doing this!

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    1. Hi there, thanks for your kind words,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  11. Unfortunately I have never heard of Muffin ! Looks very cute !

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    1. Gattina
      You must google Muffin the Mule and all sorts of amusing information is there.
      It's all very kiddies TV in the 50's.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  12. Oh pooh. I never have a post with the right letter to be able to share with ABC Wednesday!
    Hopefully I'll have better luck one week soon.
    I hope you'll come link up at http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.in/2016/08/d-for-doubt.html#comment-form

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    1. Ok Sue,
      I shall try to link up with you xx
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  13. http://texasroadhousefrancepolandirisrussia.blogspot.com/2016/08/many-newspaper-and-dinng-services-are.html

    powerful.

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    1. Sorry my friend i cannot understand you but thanks for stopping by
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  14. Thanks for hosting!
    My "D" is for DELOS

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  15. And another "D" for DAREBIN

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  16. Hi, Di. It's amazing that Thomas even wanted to be an apostle. I suppose it takes all kinds.

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    1. Hi Susie,
      Thanks for dropping by... I am sometimes too trusting, but then some times
      I doubt, but then I'm uncertain...............then I just can't make up my
      mind..
      love Di.

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    2. You sound like me. I like that. Love ya.

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  17. I'm not a Doubting Thomas. I love Donkey from Shrek!

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    1. Hello Vicki,
      ye Donkey in Shrek is just adorable,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Best wishes.
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  18. A li'l bit of Doubting Thomas is indeed inside us :)

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    1. Hi Anita,
      I'm pretty sure you are right.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  19. http://sidthesciencekidwithoutelmosuperwhyat.blogspot.com/2016/08/thursday-prompts-plus-short-story-slam.html

    try to share.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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    1. Hello again Roger,
      Just read through 'How To Wreck Your Faith'.......'Outlaw Christianity' etc etc..
      I liked the Mother's retorts 'You shouldn't ask questions'.... 'You'll shipwreck
      your faith'....'Questions are the devil's playground'..

      But, you can go around in ever decreasing circles and still not reach an answer.

      In my simple mind I try to abide by The Ten Commandments, a simple theory in the Christian
      doctrine.... but then I don't quite go with...'coveting his neighbours Wife, Ox or his Ass..and so on!
      Just a thought !
      Di. xx

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  21. http://ihopsmithwalkingpath.blogspot.com/2016/08/three-word-wednesday.html

    doubtful d words,
    they could discard and discourage our good friends.

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  22. Hello Prem Laszio.
    I don't quite understand why you find mt 'D' words doubtful
    but do apologise if you find my writing offends you.
    I tried to log on to your sit but wasn't successful,
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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