Monday, November 27, 2006

Frozen - but productive

It's really funny how things manage to pull together right at the last minute.

Talk pulled together (listened to myself this morning, was a bit crazy) and have just found the talk I'm gonna do for next Suday, so not as much work as I thought I had to do this week. Though the start of December is so full of birthdays, it's a bit crazy.

On Saturday Quintin and Angela got married! Was great. I do have pictures, I'll upload them when I remember. Best of all was Mareike in a dress! Wohoo! Looking fabulous.

Hope you all had a good weekend.

My CRB form and contract will soon arrive. I'm sure that my job description doesn't involve having to put up posters for Christingle, I froze. At this time of year Luton becomes a wind tunnel, the only place windier is Skegness at Easter!

Well, here we go into Christmas... have fun everyone!

P.S. There is a new link...

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wii - don't get it...

Do we have to spend £30-40 to aid children's imaginations now? Seriously, what is wrong with a stick and using your own mouth to make the noises? Or for that matter, actually playing the game.

New gadget and all, but I'm not sure I really understand.

Was thinking about things that make me happy last night, as I sat in front of Grey's Anatomy sipping hot chocolate that had be enhanced by adding cinnamon. Yes, I love and am probably addicted to telly that is not good for me. But it makes me happy.

I've also just completed my latest sermon. I should have started weeks ago, but the pressure has made me be concise. 2 or 3 edits later and it's a good start.

Going to be talking alot over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Christmas is drawing ever closer. I'm really aware of the fact that I have rather alot to do still.

Had some exciting town wide stuff this weekend. Was great! Well done St Mary's... looking to the horizon for the next event, which is going to be even better!

Preaching this weekend, ha ha. Feeling the pressure a bit. So gonna spend some quiet time doing that.

Having up and down days, but thats what comes with the job. God's gonna get me through. Some good answers from my previous question. I don't have another one yet. Keep thinking, what would God want for Christmas (just light-hearted)?

Friday, November 17, 2006

3 Little Words

Bless! Bless! Bless!

OK, so one little word repeated 3 times.

Time Management (and 'forgetting' to bring my sermon to work) has meant that you get 3 posts this week... yes I have things I could be doing. Feel guilty now.

Anyway, once you get the Soul Survior CD make sure you thoroughly check the DVD extra's. Never before have I laughed so much. In fact over the last week I haven't laughed as much as I should do.

If you went to Soul Survivor this year, you'll love it. If you know who 29th Chapter are, you'll love it. Much respect for those guys.

What would God want for Christmas? Your thoughts please...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New Music

Both CDs have now arrived! I'm so impressed with it all.

Some genius lyrics from John Mayer and some amazingly happy memories from Soul Survivor.

That's all I wanted to say. I'll share the joy if any one is interested!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Done with Christmas

I know, we haven't even hit December yet, but this morning we were done with Christmas and looking forward to the New Year.

It looks to be an exciting year, and with new staff (me) I think there will be a few changes.

A trip to Africa is looking more and more likely. So please pray for us as we organise and get funding.

Also we are looking for a Lent study to do. It's going to be 5 weeks long and done in groups... if you know anything can you let me know, ta!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

If you can read

Then you'll have some idea of what is going on in family life right now. Liz and Dad have both written about it, so I'll leave it to them.

I'll just be the photographer and give you a few snap shots of before the weekend.
Liz in all the gear, looking beautiful. I did take a great picture of her shaking hands with Lord Carey, but it got lost somewhere between my camera, laptop and memory stick, sorry!

I think we are facing the toughest Christmas yet.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Oh you guys...

Had a long weekend. Wish I had more pictures to show you, but I've forgotten something vital, so you may have to wait a few days.

Liz graduated on Friday. I got to see Dad, Mum and Nan, so my 300 mile round trip was well worth it. Also went to Stoke Gifford to meet the people Liz works with. Friday night was seemingly quite mental for her and team. Ant has something to sat about it here. It was great to see her doing something she loves.

I also got cake and a guitar on Friday so I'm eating well and starting to learn, should be interesting.

Saturday was good. Went to see Step Up. Ha ha! Was really funny. I haven't seen a PG for ages, I was surprised to find that someone got shot during it. Rating's clearly aren't what they used to be. No wonder their were children crying - I thought the 'disney' plot line was quite ok! 'Nuff said.

Saturday night the girls celebrated the beginning of Lynsey's last month of freedom! What happens on the Hen Night, stays on the Hen Night.

Sunday, a day that began Christmas prep at church, wohoo! It's going to be tough, but there are things I'd find harder! In the afternoon England were well and truly beaten by the All Blacks. I don't often comment on sport, so I'll stop there!

St Mary's in the evening was great. Made me think, as did my conversations afterwards.

So here we are, Monday morning, I'm pretty uncertain of the week ahead, but hopefully it'll be a good one.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Up, down and across...

This weekend I had fun on this...
Bouncy castle

And this...
Inflatable Slide

Then I did this...

Sadly I am still waiting for this...
Soul Survivor

And this...

to arrive.

So those are my ups (a great weekend) and downs (amazon and soul survivor's suppliers being rubbish) and the across is seeing Liz graduate tomorrow! I have to travel across to Cheltenham for the day. Wohoo!