Monday, January 29, 2007
Great weekend , Paul & Ali along with Samantha finally made it over to Wem for the Day . Gill & Ali sampled the delights of the vine whilst Paul & I battled it out at the local ten pin bowling alley . Now I have to say that usually I beat Paul at most things without even breaking into a sweat but on this occasion we both scored a meagre 78 points each ..so honours even . We wont mention that a couple of girlies ie Samantha & Becca managed to score in the 90's :-(
On Sunday after evening service we had "Open House" at our home . An informal time when folk come along for a chat and a few biscuits .. a great way to get to know people who you often don't get a chance to chat with .
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
On Saturday night some of the folk from the church got together for a social evening . Games quizzes and in true contemporary European style we ate cheese fondue ..
The games became a bit messy towards the end ...You can't beat a good soaking to lift everyone spirits...
It was a great night and I think both young and old enjoyed it .
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
If you get a chance have a listen to Pastor Mark Driscoll's latest sermon series from the book of Ruth ...Click here for the link ...watch the video intro to the series , its very good .
I am also impressed with the way they are presenting this series on their website ....Ben if you are reading this then ..take a look at how Mars Hill Church presents their Sermons on their site ...it's excellent
Monday, January 15, 2007
Having folk round for a meal is a wonderful way to spend time just chatting . As we talk we encourage and are encouraged by those we share a table with .
This weekend we shared a few chickens ( poor old chickens) with a couple of families . We had the curried chicken with " the Foulkes' of Wheelock" ...Danny , Julie , Jacob, Naomi and Chloe ..Josh was missing from the tribe on this occasion (click this link for the standard blog photo on Danny's blog ...when he gets round to uploading it that is !!)
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Dave, Deb , Becki, Abi & John shared a chicken and a bit of beef with us on Sunday ...It was great to see them again ...
Gill & Dave at one point became so underwhelmed by the Sunday afternoon conversation that they both dropped off for a few ZZZZ's on the sofa ....now that kind of thing normally happens when I'm preaching.... not in the living room ... I would have had a photo of them both snoring away but Gill nobbled the camera before I could upload it !!
Monday, January 08, 2007
Steve Jones ( click here for his brand new blog) is joining Phil and I for three weeks as part of his theological training ...So welcome to Steve ...He may well need some counseling by the end of his three weeks :-)
Monday, January 01, 2007
My Sister ...My big big sister & Nick have been eating all the pies this year ...I'm dead when she reads this :-)
There was no snow this year ( check out last year click here ) ...but it was great to chill out with our oldest friends ...Alli this year is about to become a member of the 40 + club :-) ...so she will officially join the wrinklies ...
We had a very healthy breakfast the next day ....after all they were organic sausages :-)
Grannie and Gramps came over for the day ...we had the traditional ceremony of the Christmas pud ...this year Gramps poured nearly half a bottle of Brandy over it ...it gave rise to a big blue flame ... It's not like a Yorkshireman to be so lavish :-)