God's graciously challenging me.... Im know Gods tenderness in this. Seeing this cohort of Alpha guests journey with Jesus is humbling It's been a decent coffee week too! Praise be..... Seeing heaps of new possibilities in our community, in all sorts of way. Amen. Walking through suffering and pain yet with hope is the grit of pastoral life. Greater and deeper reading at the moment. More Lord! Adding six more people to home group life in the last ten days is another kick! Jacobs story and his complex trickster ways continues to help our church family. I'm still hungry for a bigger [...]
"And you shall take to you on the first day the fruits of the fairest tree, and branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook: And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God." – Leviticus 23:40 "Jesus found a donkey and sat upon it, as Scripture says: Do not fear, city of Zion! See, your king is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey!" - John 12:14 "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." - William Penn Remember Palm Sunday tells us... its the [...]
I often get misunderstood. I am often thought of as all-serious! I like a giggle more than most...... 1 Michael Buble's epic reaction to an irrepressible young talent! 2 the first Macintosh, and those lumpy bits of kit way back then..... 3 Celebrities and photoshop, get together here! 4 Untruth, comedy, and seven funny minutes: British TV! 5 "Little Hope Baptist Church" really - like really?!, and other poor church names!
from my world....... I'm surely no athlete, but only drink red top milk. I only follow less-than-200 twitter peeps on purpose! I enjoy great chocolate but still default to common-old-popping Terry's Chocolate Orange! I get mildly ocd about the toilet roll coming from the top, not..... you get it?! Reading books still necessitates real books with real pages and real capacity to mark, annotate and fold: still not kindle convinced! I still love bacon or any other meat based meal. The great glass elevator ride, the fastest in London at Duck & Waffle, remains on my desired-eat list! I still [...]
Gloriously creative internet factoids - iphones exceeding population growth!?, lots of learning here on how to run good meetings...., romance till death come knocking...., the oldest couple on earth give advice!, five regrets about dying: guardian article goodness, it takes a whole church to raise a child, ways to destroy your marriage: motivation not-too?!, Patrick Leconini's meeting leadership advice, the dangers of pastoral celebrity.....,writing advice from the brilliant Mary deMuth, a tale of two bishops, Alistair Begg on the secret of being useful to God!, principles for leading young pastors!, the value of doing one-thing-at-a-time,...none of this multi-tasking!!?, an academic reflection on John [...]
....from around the web....... Shockingly but there's gonna be more smartphones than humans by year-end!, moving and truthful regrets faced in this life, Brick Lane will soon be missing all it's phonetic-paviours: it's Olympic asphalt time!?, Swanson's unwritten rules, Homemade Donor Kebab making....your recipe is here!, seven marriage wisdom truths, fancy this kind of creation diving adventure?!, 12 things leaders cant do via Perry Noble, 'The Church is the impact of Jesus in the world!' so says, +Stephen Chelmsford - A time for talking address, The Wedding Project within the Church of the England, Francis Chan - his Basic Prayer new [...]
Inspiration maybe...but only Jesus transforms!, Krish and Jon dialogue on a hype or hope-filled generation?: haunting stuff, biased I may be but Neils creation for John 15 - life on the vine is top:class! why on earth do we shoot our wounded? a lack of faith and life is part of my experience, a place for questions to be posed: provoketive, Emma Scriveners angle on dangerous drifting, what God thinks of the theology we write: brilliant!, God Gazer by Malcolm Duncan, Great leadership if it weren't for the people?!, Fear is everywhere I look - Blaine says brilliantly, Chloe's record of a joyful Friday, Martin's moving blog record of being 'grounded', Henri Nouwens 8-pt talk on Life of the Beloved, Non-stop Jesus stuff, John [...]