Saturday, March 29, 2008

Something Missing

The joys of living in the Farm mean that you arrive at you car in the afternoon to find something missing...

So bye-bye nearside wing mirror, hello hours in the Honda Dealership up the road. And it's not a simple 'plonk it on job done in 15mins', it seems they will have to remove the door panel and take their time rewiring the whole thing.

Lets hope that they are quicker than the Essex Honda Dealer.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Friday was a great day, lots of hard work on the teams part, but pulled off fantastically in the end.

We handed out the bits of ribbon to carry as we walked from St Martins, to St Hugh's then up to Lewsey Christian Centre (all in to the wind!).

Grey - the moments in Gethsemane, dark moments of pain and tiredness
Purple - mocked and dressed as a king, a very humble king
Red - bleeding and sacrifice

Yellow - rejoicing in the morning (a little prematurely)

Sabbath began at sun down, a time of fasting and trying to catch the feelings of the disciples, they didn't know the importance of Sunday.

Praying for no snow, dawn service will be freezing otherwise!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fighting Impatience

It's always quite interesting driving around Luton at random times of the day.

At 5.50am there was a rather impatient person who decided to cut me up at a roundabout, I spent the rest of my journey thinking, "what could possibly make you impatient pre-6am on any day?".

Then at 10pm some lovely immature boys followed 1/2 the way home, and sped off at the first opportunity in a measley 1.0 engine, which sounded like a toy car. I'm not quite sure what point they were trying to prove seeing as at took them about 1.5miles to get the guts to over take my very pink car.

Easter holidays are about to start here in Luton and it feels like we've crammed a whole term into half a term. Tensions were running high and exploded in childish fisty cuffs during breakfast this morning.

As a consequence grapes have been removed from the breakfast menu...

Friday, March 14, 2008

4 years

Well, I've been blogging for 4 years just about. Scary stuff really, when you think about the amount of stuff that has happened with me and where I've been.

It's a long time, but I feel like I've come such a long way. From studentdom, to full time work, from Luton, to Cardiff and back again.

Mostly good experiences, I've learnt so much.

Just something from the prayer room to insipre you...
here's to another 4 years.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Nancy Beach - Vineyard, St Albans

Willow Creek Association kindly lent Nancy Beach to the ladies of the UK last weekend and this.

So today I headed to St Albans, with others from church in tow. Eventually arrived at Vineyard Church on the Ashley Industrial Estate, and wandered into a slightly refurbished building from the last time.

Was good to hear what Nancy had to say about Women in Leadership, titles like "God did not make a mistake" and "Managing Your Life". I have never felt like I work in a 'boys club' but there are always challenges when it comes to working with any one who isn't you, and especially if they are a man.

Nancy did really well for talking for a whole day, but she also gave some time for us to talk to the different people around us. We had Ladies from Chelmsford in front of us and ladies from Cockfosters behind us. A few interesting conversations with the ladies from St Hugh's.

Back to normal tomorrow, with a weekend full of friends and enjoying talents.