Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Busy day with the Mounties !!

The Day began with prayer and then on to Newtown school ...Phil and I were a bit naughty with the Headmaster :-)Then it was on To Adcote School for Girls .The group loved the venue ..a typical English public school .
Finally we finished up at Baschurch School ..
Tried to upload the videos but blogger says they are too long ..sorry


Monday, February 23, 2009

Tabitha & Joanna have come tos stay ;-)

Tabitha and Joanna are part of the Canadian team and they are staying with us for the week ...poor girls they will need therapy at the end of the week ;-)
Anyway Tabitha quickly caught up with her emails ....
Joanna serenaded us with Debussy on the piano ...she is an excellent pianist .

The Canadians have landed in Wem

We are privileged to welcome our Christian friends from Canada this week . They are a group of young people from Venture Teams International and they will be helping us out as we hold various evangelistic activities this week ...welcome guys ...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Katie Is 17 !!!

Katie celebrated 17 years on Friday with a driving lesson in a mini and a home baked cake :-)

An Engagement love story ..girls you will like this ..

This week we stayed over in Liverpool and witnessed the romantic event of the century ..Rob & Amy's engagement ..

Amy had been waiting and waiting and waiting for months for Rob to get his act together and ask the question ,anyway on Monday the big day finally arrived .
Rob & Amy have just bought our old family home in Liverpool and they are in the middle of ripping it apart !! bringing it into the 21st century , so Amy thought she was coming around on Monday night to do some more work on it ....but our Rob had other ideas !!!!

He had , with a little help from his family prepared one of the rooms for the big question .

The lighting was right , the music was right , the suprise was right and she said yes ... in fact I think she screamed when he got down on one knee !! see I told you that you would like this story girls ....
Later on that night the suprises continued for Amy . The whole family had got together at Amy's family home for an impromtu celebration ... Great day

More photo's over on Facebook click here ..

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Take The Love Test ...

In our house group last night we studied the Apostle Paul's definition of Love in 1Corinthians 13 :4-7... He was speaking to a church at Corinth that had its problems ,people falling out with each other etc ... nothing changes there then :-)

Anyway he said if you don't have love then your just a clanging gong ...all noise and no substance , no heart ... So last night my small group took the love test according to the passage . I gave them a working definition ( according to the original Greek) of each of the elements of biblical love in the passage and asked them to score themselves on a scale of 1-9 ..and if they were really brave, get someone they trust who knows them well to also score them and then compare notes !!!

So here they are have fun :-) ...If you are like me then you will feel really beaten up after this exercise especially if your wife does the scoring !!!! :-)

Love is ...

PATIENT …specifically in relationships ..

KIND.. Gentle in behaviour
REJOICES IN THE TRUTH … Takes delight in God's truth , delights in seeing and doing good .
ALWAYS PROTECTIVE … Covers over the faults of others .. 1 Peter 4:8.
ALWAYS TRUSTING .. Puts their faith in other men /women
ALWAYS HOPEFUL .. Sees the bright side of things ..doesn't despair .
ALWAYS PERSEVERES.. Doesn’t give up on something or someone ,particularly when the tough times come.

Is Not

ENVIOUS … in the context of other people gifts
BOASTFUL … Of what you are and what you can do .
PROUD … arrogant
RUDE.. , course in language and indecent or crude in behaviour .
SELF -SEEKING …self centred , selfish . Seeking your own interests .
EASILY ANGERED … easily provoked , don't easily fly off the handle ! Touchy ..
KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS .. Unforgiving attitude .. Doesn’t forgive and move on .
DELIGHTING IN EVIL… takes pleasure in what is wrong .

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Snow again and loud screams !!

Well it snowed again and yes the girl's wish came true School today !! When radio Shropshire announced the good news Katie & Laura screamed with delight :-) ...and then it was off out with their mates for snow frolics ..

Meanwhile I was in mourning after last nights football result ;-( ..I cant even type it out I am that upset .. As you can see from the picture of Chester taken during the game , it wasn't exactly a thrill a minute and then the result was even less thrilling !! But I suppose life goes on :-)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Snowtime !!

Snow descended and changed the landscape ..wonderful but cold ...bring on the Spring and the summer ... more winter photos here This is where Chester and I walk and pray ... Glorious in the snow ..
Laura & Gill created this ..might win a turner prize :-)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow ...

Well the snow was forecast and it dutifully arrived last night but sadly not in the bucket fulls that Gill & the kids were hoping for . So they had to go to School :-) There is hope though , more snow is forecast so the headmaster might send them home early .

Listening to Fernando Ortega as I write this . If you are a Christian and you listen to devotional music then download this mans work . He is very gifted .