Monday, July 31, 2006

Sorry for not blogging

Just a quick post to say that I am still alive and have lots to report but very little time to report it in !!

Its holiday Bible Club all this week " Walk like An Egyptian" .I'm dressing up as pharoah as we do the story of Moses ... pics will follow as the week progresses

Anyway must dash I have a pyramid to build :-)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Too Hot To Blog

Wow it's hot .....never known it this hot ... 34 degrees today ..If it gets much hotter I am sure the fat around my stomach is going to melt :-) ... here's hoping !!

Best place at the moment is the seaside

Monday, July 17, 2006

Wonderful Sunshine

The weather continues to be superb , this weekend was filled with outdoor activities . The pictures show us all walking around one of the local lakes on Saturday evening . Laura had her friend natasha with her ..

I preached at Crowmoor Baptist Church in Shrewsbury on Sunday morning . The Lord was good to us all as we lifted Him up in worship .

Sunday afternoon we had an open air service in the local recreation park . Wem every year holds its annual sweet pea weekend and to mark the event we hold an open air service . The weather was glorious fact it was a bit too hot .

Later on we went back with a number of other folk to Norman and Idi's who entertained us in their immaculate Garden was a very relaxing weekend

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Where has the week gone?

time has a funny way of racing past you sometimes . It probably has everything to do with my age ;-)

Nothing out of the ordinary to report this week ..

On Monday the ABQ course was great ..The big question being "Did Jesus really rise from the grave?" ....The conclusion was .. YES Yes and Yes ...You cannot argue with the facts .

On Wednesday Laura was officially welcomed to her new schools open evening ...All the girls are now in senior school .... I am now officially really old .

On Thursday night Gill and I had a real chill out evening in the garden ,the weather is fantastic at the moment so out came the BBQ again along with Iceland's best burgers washed down with a glass or two of Chardonnay ... Marvelous

Better watch out that I don't overdose on the burgers !!

Friday night was a treasure hunt round town with the YPF or rather they went a hunting and I went a drinking tea ...The rigours of being a YPF leader are harsh sometimes :-)

Monday, July 10, 2006

We''ll keep a welcome in the Hillside

Staceys cake was lovely

On Sunday we all travelled to Blackmill in South Wales . Home of my first real church experience . Gill and I where there for 6 years in the eighties and early nineties and its always good to go back and meet with special friends .

I preached morning and evening from Psalm 61 .. "Dealing with a Crisis" part one in the morning with the second installment in the evening.

It was an excellent day ..if not very tiring with an early start ( 3hr dirve) and a late finish ..but worth it

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Back to the 70's

Last night at the youth group we went back to the 7o's ...oh the nostalgia of it all ...Starsky &Hutch, Kojak, "Watch out watch out there's a humphrey about", hotpants ...Pan's people !! ,
Mud with Tiger feet '...all the memories came flooding back as we played the tunes of the era

Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's a disgrace ;-(

There are lots of things I love about my eldest daughter ..Especially her poetry ..check out her blog here ..

There are some things that irritate me ...Like her room ...This is actually a good shot because today you can see bits of the carpet ;-)

Jacob got paddling pooled

Jacob got chucked in tonight ..poor old Jacob ..that's what you get for being a Sweden supporter !

Billy Bob & the Fish

Question for you ...which one do you think is my Nephew "Billy Bob" and which on ethe fish ?

It's tough I know ;-)

Email problems ....I have had problems with my email over the last three/four days , so if you have sent any mails please be aware that I may not be getting them on the day you sent them ...thanks

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

32,000 tuning in to Wem Baptist Church

Last night as a church we recorded the Sunday morning Act of Worship for BBC Radio Shropshire . It goes out this Sunday morning at 7am (bst) .

So if you are out of bed at that time then listen in and join the other 32,000 regular listeners . It has to be our biggest Sunday morning congregation ever !!

I was asked during the service to comment on "What my faith means to me " . If you want to know the answer then tune in on Sunday .

Monday, July 03, 2006

BBQ & Bathing

It's been a very bright sunny weekend , darkened a little by Englands poor showing against Portugal . So another 4 yeas to wait !!

Anyway enough of that . On Sat night we had about 60 folk back to the house for a Barbeque . It was great just to chill out on a warm summer evening with friends and neighbours . We will have to repeat it soon . Also by all accounts I didn't manage to poison anyone with my burgers !

On Sunday Anne came over with baby Dillon for a paddle in our new paddling pool ( which has taken over the garden . it's massive and all for £19.99. Anne is off to Cyprus with her husband ( who is in the army) in a few weeks time . We will miss her .

The YPF had a camp feedback worship service on Sunday night and I preached . It was like preaching in a Sauna ...I must have lost 10lbs ( I wish :-) )

Today I had a bad case of post sermon blues , those who preach will know what I mean . I need to pick myself up and speak about the greatest event that mankinf has ever known , the crucifixtion at the ABQ course tonight .

Pics from the paddling pool