Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Restful days ....

This last weekend Gill and I travelled to Abersoch in Wales to stay with some very good friends of ours. Andi & David , Helen & Derek. 
What a restful and peaceful time it was with glorious weather to boot. . Lots of lovely memories packed into a couple of days. Thankful to God for all that he provides. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas is a comin πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Gill and I did a little Christmas shopping this week. I saw this tree and wanted ours to be like it. Funnily enough she said no πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The graduate πŸŽ“πŸ‘πŸ»

Laura graduated yesterday. We all enjoyed the day as a family in York. Family moments are memorable moments. I thank God every day for my family. πŸ™πŸ»❤️ 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Another year πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

 

Birthday boy today. Toast in bed this morn in Liverpool and 'The Judges lodgings ' in York tonight. Here for Laura's graduation. 
No cake today though 😒 it was entrusted to my daughters ( two of them ) and they forgot πŸ™ˆ.. shame πŸ˜„

Sunday, November 13, 2016

She is leaving home. 😒

Laura,our youngest daughter, starts a new job in York tomorrow. So we said goodbye today and a few tears were shed. 
We went on a Daddy's date day yesterday in the Trafford as part of the goodbye weekend. πŸ™. 

 
 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Where is your tree ( your life ) planted ?

 

Every day I sit in my study and look out on this tree. I have watched it through Spring and Summer and now Autumn. 
It's a healthy tree , well planted and nourished. 
Like this tree our mental and spiritual health is dependant on where our roots are planted. 
You will only ever flourish in life if your roots are planted in the one who gave you life. 
Jesus Christ feeds the soul. Plant your roots into Him today. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜‡

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Growing up with a smile on his face.

Little Noah ( my grandson) is such a joy to us all as a family.  

He loves his dog Bailey πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Bonfire tradition

Had a little firework display in the back garden. Laura as usual kept her distance. πŸ˜„ but she enjoyed the sparklers.  

Missed the rest of the family though. X

Friday, November 04, 2016

A message of mission.

This week I have spent some time at the FIEC conference in Hemsby Norfolk with a few of the leaders from Bethel. ( Josh, Andy, Derek &Don ) 

The theme was evangelism. A great week of thought provoking stuff. 

Going to spend some time processing in my mind and heart all that was said. This will ultimately lead to action as we don't merely listen to the word of  God we do what it says. James 1:22. 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Non stop this week

It has been so good to be taking the great name of Jesus out into the streets of Liverpool and into the events we have organised. 
God's people from both sides of the Atlantic have been faithful to the great commission . 
Trusting in Him to reap the harvest as the workers have been out in the the fields these last few days. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Angels rejoice.

A remarkable story began for a young woman in Croxteth yesterday . We knocked on her door and God knocked on her heart. 

The whole team were truly humbled as we witnessed how the Spirit of God draws people to himself. 

We are rejoicing with the angels. 

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Brothers and sisters working together.

What unites a community of people?  

As Christians we are joined together by our desire to follow Jesus Christ. So when Christian  folk who we have never met before come and join us and live in our homes and seek to serve alongside us then we are immediately united by our common faith . 

Today as we sought to obey the great commission  I was struck by the harmony and the humour found in this band of brothers and sisters πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Helpers from afar. The USA .

A few of my brothers and sisters ( in Christ ) flew in today to help us with a week of outreach that we have at Bethel. 
Really looking forward to getting to know these guys and working with them. 

All for Him πŸ™πŸ»
 
Joe & Joe & Maggie doing the airport selfie. Apparently Joe ( with the beard ) forgot he had a flick knife and a bullet in his luggage ( as he didn't check his bag before he left ) πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ it got confiscated of course πŸ™ˆ Maggie's face reflects the drama 😳
 
Ashley and Marci ( mother and daughter ) and James. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Friday, October 21, 2016

Off over the pond.

Went for a final fling around Delamere Forest with Mark & Ben this afternoon. Mark and his wife  are starting a new chapter as youth workers in Florida. 

We walked , talked , meditated and prayed. To God be the Glory πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The last breakfast ... for James

James, one of our  merry band of brothers , is off to Leeds at the weekend to start a new job . We took the opportunity to say farewell over a good old English breakfast πŸ‘πŸ». Followed by Luke 23 as we continued our studies in the word of God. 
 

This afternoon was glorious ... sat in the garden studying in the bright sunshine. Staring at the tree πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Encouragement.

Met with Phil today, something we have done regularly since we worked in Wem together. We know each other well , having been friends for 13 years . These meetings are always encouraging and challenging as we hold each other accountable . The Macdonald's and the coffee also help us along πŸ˜„πŸŸ☕️ 

Also today the girls at Archbishop Blanch Christian Union were an encouragement as together we assembled some shoeboxes , ready to brighten up the Christmas of these who have much less than we do. Have you put together a box yet ? 
 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday's .... meditation & marriage.

I try to keep Monday's free from meetings. I spend more time meditating and occasionally take my bride on a date. πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»❤️. ... today has been one of those days.  
 Great place to walk and think. 
 
 A treat tonight... anchovy salad πŸ‘πŸ»
 
Followed up with shopping for the Blytheswood  shoebox Christmas appeal. πŸ‘πŸ»

Putney with the middle daughter πŸ˜„

Had a day with Katie yesterday . Megan's for breakfast ( she always takes us there πŸ˜„) and then onto her church. Hillsong London. 

Great day , great weekend. Refreshed πŸ‘πŸ»

 
 
 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The farm tour part two πŸ˜„

When the girls were little a trip to the farm was part of our staple diet of days out. As grandparents now history is repeating itself. πŸ˜„