Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Christmas everyone

May the peace of Christ dwell in your hearts as we remember Him on this day ..

Been up early this morning :-( Laura came into our room at 2:56 am !!! she was quickly dispatched back to bed ...

Out and about at various homes over the next few days ...will take a few photo's to blog up later on in the week ..

Have a great day

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

The hectic pace goes on unabated with numerous speaking engagements at Schools and Carol services . Last Friday managed to take a little time out and visit the Bridge Chapel in Liverpool to watch the production of "The Promise" written by Les Stamper ..a very gifted man . It was great and you can pick up the pics from their web site .

Today I did an assembly over in West Felton and then this afternoon Phil& I along with a number of folk went along to sing Carols in a local residential home . Always eventful...when you preach at these venues you have to expect a little heckling ..like " Whats he saying " ...ooh its cold in here" and "where's me sherry & mince pies" ...I had them all today . All for His Glory :-)

For those who are grieving

Gill was reading the GirlsTalk blog yesterday and came across this posting . I am sure it will be a help to those whose hearts are hurting with grief this Christmas . Click here for the link

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas in the Schools

Phil & I have been busy this week ( and last week) in and out of schools doing assemblies geared to Christmas . It has been a joy to "bring glad tidings " as the Angels said .

Today we went to Adcote school one of our favourites . We always receive a warm welcome and today we were treated to coffee and mince pies afterwards . Sometimes this job is tough :-)

One thing I will say though is that the mince pies were very small ( as per last week ) . I am not happy with this new trend ...I will have to launch campaign to save the BIG mince pies !!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Celebration for Hope....

Last night Anna received some great news . On Wednesday this week she had been interviewed for a place at Hope University in Liverpool to do primary School Education . She was amongst 2000 applicants with only 220 places on the course . Last night she found out she had done it ...so out came the PINK bottle of bucks Fizz to celebrate ... Now she only has the small matter of passing her "A" levels to worry about :-(

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tiny Mince pies ...

Tuesday night at the Hawkstone was great . Ninety folk gathered to partake in a traditional Christmas Dinner followed by coffee and very small mince pies !! . Les ( the Great ) Stamper made a wonderful after dinner speaker . The good news of Christmas was clearly proclaimed .

I must admit though , when I got home I ate a proper mince pie ..or two ;-)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Where are you heading ?

Phil sent me this today ...thought I would share it with the two or three that read this blog :-)

Did an assembly this morning at this Private School. Great place very Harry Potterish in its setting .

Tonight we have the Great Les Stamper ( from this Church ) coming to speak at our Christmas meal at this venue . I say Great because he reads this blog ;-) . Looking forward to it and the opportunities it will present for the Gospel ...Photo's to follow

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Men Breakfasting ..

Some of the men from our church and the church at Prees got together this morning for breakfast and discussion . The Topic .." The Role of Men in the church" . I led the discussion that revolved around the biblical truth that men should lead by example ... we discussed 3 H's
The Hitchhiker .... do we attend or do we belong to the church

The Holy Man .... Are we seen as men who are striving to be Christlike .

The Handy Man .... do we get stuck in ..

Good discussion .... Good Food ...Thanks to all those who made the effort to come along ...you are the Belongers :-)
For those who want to understand more about the roles of men & women within the church then can I recommend this website for further reading & reflection.