28 Oct

Biblefresh Launch event

2011 is the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible and a whole heap of groups/churches/agencies are getting together and taking the opportunity to promote the Bible within the UK.  Read more about it on the Biblefresh website.

Wycliffe is part of the group driving it and there is a wondering launch event planned for mid-November.

We warmly invite you to the launch event.  In addition to Daniel’s address, there will be a time of sung worship led by Jaques Sankara, a dynamic and enthusiastic worship leader from Burkina Faso.  Read more about the event on the Wycliffe Blog.

Speaker: Daniel Bourdanne – General Secretary of IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students)
Where: St Paul’s Church, Robert Adam Street, London, W1U 3HW.
When: Tuesday, 16th November, 2010.
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Registration Free: www.surveymonkey.com/s/biblefreshevent
Questions: contact us – the Wycliffe Office are dealing with enquiries

I’m hoping to be at the launch, and espcially excited as Biblefresh is a big advotate of the From Eden to Eternity tour that I am helping put together for March 2011.

26 Oct

Autumn Newsletter

FINALLY I have completed and edited out latest newsletter!

You can find it by clicking on the newsletter page at the top.

or by clicking this link to our newsletter page

16 Oct

Life changing app

 

Example of the day by day view

Every now and then an app really captures my attention. Maybe it won’t change my life but definitely my lifestyle! I guess anything that helps manger more out the bible

and track Gods answers to prayer, that should change my life!  I discovered Momento
My phone is so much more than a phone. It has my diary, my email, my Bible , my music, some video and plenty of games! 10 days ago while sat at home in a slightly frustrated state pondering my Bible reading habits, it occurred that there must by a diary/journal type app that I can use to take notes. I’m not a fan of paying for apps unless absolutely required. So my Bible app I paid for I wanted that to do more than provide scripture on my screen.
I found a GREAT app for £1.59 called momento for diarying and journaling. You can tag people places, you can import social media ‘moments’. You can also create you own tags. You can display all the moments with a particular tag. So I also use it to track prayer requests, take notes in church and life group. I can also write snippets during the day if I and thinking or processing something. The copy and paste function of the phone is useful for Bible bits you want to include in notes.

13 Oct

Lucky man – Michael J Fox

Michael J Fox - a GREAT read!

Ever since I watched the first of the Back to the future trilogy over and over again as an 8 year old in PNG, Michael J Fox was one of my heroes.  I mean any high school aged guy who can time travel was SOO COOL!   Not sure who he is? Check out his profile on IMDB – the internet movie database.

I was in a book store, (yup pretty bored) with unused book vouchers in hand, thinking I would be stuck in hospital fro 5 days.   I saw Fox’s book ‘Lucky Man – a Memoir’ and decided it was a must read!

Michaels struggle to find work in his beloved field of acting, the struggle to move from his Canadian home, the story behind how he got that back to the future job is also intriguing! More than finding out about the man’s working life how ever, is the how he has dealt with the debilitating Parkinson’s disease.    The process of diagnosis, and denial, and how it effected him, his work, his own family, his wider family, and incredible honest insight.    It reminded me a lot of our family having to deal with Ali and her Cancer diagnosis.   It also made me wonder about how I take for granted the fact that I have God in my life.  What scares me more, is i wonder how much difference does it really make.   If i was writing this book, how different would it really look?  An unexpected challenge while reading an autobiography.

This book is a great read if you are a fan of Fox or if you are interested in Parkinson’s disease.

11 Oct

Knee Update

a bit like how I feel sometimes!

So I have been lame at blogging as intended, but to be honest, how much can I say about sitting on my bum for 4 weeks?
My knee IS progressing, the swelling is down, movement seems to be up, and I am able to put a bit of weight on it too. I hope to go out for a wee test drive in the next day or two, see how it copes, in the hope i can start to get out the house more often! The plight of not being able to carry anything is extremely annoying, but as one does, you develop ways to cope and survive.

Having all the time in the world, during the day, it seems remarkably difficult to get motivated to do things. I have been trying to write a newsletter fro 4 weeks now. I mean come on that is stupid. It has been checked by two people, and now I basically need to re-write it. 🙁 BUT when it gets written, it will be the basis for our support raising for Nigeria. So I guess it is pretty important to get it right.

I did read 1 book. An excellent book too. but I’ll write about that in a separate post, I mean I’ve waited three weeks, another couple days wont matter!

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