• Spiritual Networking…what might that look like?

    We were at a wedding yesterday and had the fortune of staying over with good friends. Friends that we know REALLY well and easily slip into deep conversation with. While we were there someone mentioned that they miss this deep conversation and that they wished they were better at using email to prompt discussion on […]

  • General Easter Update

    It’s been a while and we’re off on holiday tomorrow so here’s a few thoughts to jot down before I go. Easter and “The Passion” It’s Easter Sunday. Easter is obviously a hijacked pagan festival – witness the eggs and bunnies that symbolise new life as spring approaches – heck the date of easter even […]

  • Persistent Prayers Paying Off

    This is a follow up to the post about praying for good health. Last Sunday our church had a “Healing and Wholeness” service. They do this a couple of times a year and the idea is that we believe God wishes, in some cases, to heal us, and, in all cases, to bring us wholeness. […]

  • Persisting with Praying for Health

    Last year was a very difficult year for me, health-wise. Read elsewhere if you don’t know why. I know that sometimes I’ve overreacted, I know that there are plenty of people with much worse things wrong with them. But I’ve had more than my fair share of annoying, niggling, painful, exhausting, frustrating things that have […]

  • Putting God First

    A mixed weekend. Mostly joyful with the marriage of two good friends in London and good time spent with our old London church family. On Saturday I woke up feeling very tired and like I was fighting something off. I didn’t think I’d make it through the wedding ceremony, but did , and was then […]

  • Finding purpose

    So, it’s been a long year. It’s been a hard year. I’ve been ill a lot. I’ve not achieved very much of what I thought I would. I enjoy physical activity and I’ve not managed to do much. On the up side we have bought a house and very much settled in Swindon, into our […]

  • Naturewatch: Web Building!

    Possibly not for the arachnophobic. Some action shots of the fat spider building a web. The sun was shining down and making the web glisten so I thought I’d try and catch it on, err, well not film exactly, but you know what I mean. The reason I’m a bit fanatical about spiders is that…well…they’re […]

  • Book: Prayer by Phillip Yancey

    This book was recommended as a good read on prayer but didn’t live up to expectations. Before I wrote these notes on it I did some searching and it’s hard to find a bad review of the book. And I have to say that, despite the slow start to it, the book did grow on […]

  • Book: Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

    A friend of mine used to keep notes on books she had read and films she had seen. I hope to occasionally jot down what I think of books, films, maybe music here. Not reviews, but reminders to me of what the thing was about and what I thought of it. I’ve just finished reading […]

  • Buying a house

    We’ve done it! We’ve had an offer accepted on a house! Actually, it happened a lot more quickly than I thought it would. So quickly that I didn’t get to write anything about the house-hunting process. You build it up in your head as being this huge thing that’s really hard and takes ages to […]