Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
I have prepared the messages , 5 of them under the umbrella called L2L ( Listen to Luke) ..so goodbye sleep ...hello fatigue ;-)
photo's to follow next week ...if I survive that is
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Do you remember the Aesop's fable "The hare & the tortoise"
Well I went for a 4 mile run with Gill last night ( yes I did say 4 miles) ...She was the hare and I was the tortoise ..except for one thing though ...this time the hare won ... a full four minutes before the tortoise crawled home !
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Don't you just love the rain !!! Poured incessant from above ...
But if you live down south ..Despite the deluge ... You must still share your bathwater :-)
Today I have an assembly at Newtown primary , a quick cup of coffee and a chat at the mums & toddlers group and then many hours spent in the study preparing five messages for our youth weekend away which starts this Friday .
I have thought of the catchy acronym ... L2L
Now the challenge for you is to guess what that means .... the winning entrant will be invited to a free weight training session with my wife ( see photo in previous post)
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Last night went well ...8 people have signed up for the ABQ course . The topic for discussion last night was "Can I trust the Bible?".
The Bible , I believe answers all of life's big questions, so it is important at the outset of this course that we establish it as the word of God .
We had some very interesting discussion last night ...
If the Bible was written by 40 different men then how can you say that it is God's word ?
The Bible is so old, surely over the years it has moved away from its original ?
What is the relevance of a book that is more than 2000 years old in our modern 21st century culture ?
All good stuff to debate
As I said though in concluding last nights session ...We can debate until we are all blue in the face ...Ultimately it will always boil down to "Do you believe it or don't you ?"
Monday, May 22, 2006
A 10 week course aimed at people who want to know more about the big issues in life and how the bible deals with those issues ..
Tonight's Big Question is " Can I trust the Bible ? "
Next week its " How do we know there is a God ? "
If you are interested in the course are over 18 and live relatively near then come and join us at the church 7:30 pm -8:45pm or if you prefer contact me by email.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Gill did a joint of Lamb for Sunday roast today ...just had to take a photo and it tasted as good as it looks .
Preached this morning on this text . The sermon was entitled " The cost of true love"
The Lord told Peter that following Him would mean all the way to Peter being crucified in his old age .
If we love Him then we obey Him and if we obey Him he sometimes takes us to places we would rather not be ....but still He says "Follow Me" .... who are we to say no Lord .
Saturday, May 20, 2006
3000 women took part in the Telford race
The Dynamic Duo
Katie , Helen, Liz, Georgie,Rachel & Gill
Gill & Katie represented our Family in the womens "Race for Life" today in Telford .. 5km ( 3 miles )
It was very wet and muddy . A few of our church women took part raising money for cancer research ..well done ladies .
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Ssssh don't tell anyone but the European cup turned up in Wem yesterday and with the Liverpool FC Community team we did school assemblies for over 1000 kids ...brilliant day ...
Thanks to all the team who were involved it was special .
Hopefully after this Saturday we can bring the FA cup next year..
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
6:15pm last Night Laura comes in from the Garage ( where we have our freezer) . "Dad the freezer door has been left open all night and everything has melted "
6:20 Gill empties the freezer of its defrosted contents ..approx £120 worth
Money is not that easy to come by in our house at the moment so this is a big blow to the Whiteway economy ...
We tell no one ...Gill goes off to a Netball presentation and I go off to a church meeting .
9:15pm Anna /Katie & Laura are at home when the doorbell rings .... Anna answers .There is nobody there ..She looks down and sees 3 very large bags full of Iceland Frozen foods and they promptly restock the Freezer ..
Wow ... Gill and I come home a little later and with the Girls we all give thanks for God's provision to us ..
Remember ..We told no one about this mini disaster ... Coincidence ...No ...God's provision yes
Also on Saturday my mate Will came over for the day ...Will is a Man utd supporter... so what did I make him watch with me in the afternoon ...yes last years European Cup Final ...you remember it the one where Liverpool triumphantly defeated the AC Milan pretenders to take the most coveted trophy in Europe . Will loved every minute of it :-)
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Anna ( the one in the pink ) was 16 years young yesterday..
And how did she want to spend the day ...yep ..You guessed it ..Shopping in Chester ...Forget the historical significance of the City , the Roman walls , the civil war stories , the beautiful Cathedral and the wonderful promenade by the river Dee that flows through it
No ...none of that ...Lets get to the shops....All four of them ganged up on me ..
museums and monuments are for old people dad :-(
And then to top it all she had a load of other teenagers over in the evening for a make-over party ...
Its official then ...she's 16 and I'm feeling ancient ..
Monday, May 01, 2006
Laura ...my youngest daughter planted some seeds in our desolate garden on Saturday ... I'll keep you posted on their progress over the summer
Reminds me of the parable of the sower ..
How many will fall along the path ...and be snatched away by the evil one
How many will fall amongst the rocks ...and with the first sign of trouble wither away
How many will be strangled by the weeds of temptation and materialism
And how many will bear fruit ...and flower ...and make it all the way to heaven
Path ...Rocks ...Weeds .....Or Fruitful ..... If you had to choose a type of soil to describe your faith which would you choose ??