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Still Owowowowowow

By | Love, WooYaa | No Comments

I woke up this morning  – correction,  decided i wasn’t going to get any serious sleep – an realised that through the night a col had developed and my neck had not righted itself. So I still have a dodgy neck and am unable to look left without searing agony shooting through my neck, back and arm! Woo Yay Me!

I went out to the bog, came bck in and Ruth placed a card on my pillow!

Happy Valentines day!

Oh dear!

It’s not that i completely forgot – its just that yesterday i was  overwhelmed by pain which made me not remember. So i told Ruth I needed to do something – I needed to make us a cup of tea. I then also warned her that this tea might take quite a while. I threw on some clothes – and legged it out. I got the works – Flowers, wine chocolate and as always a most perfectly appropriate card. When I got back I aapologize for the fact that the kettle was taking so long – this was about 45mins after iu jad left her in bed. I also had to explain that it as exceptionally col in the kitchen which was why i was wering my hat, clothes, gloves and jacket.

She was delighted even if it was a last minute effort. – Man I love this woman so much!

oooooooooow

By | Sad | No Comments

This morning while putting on a t-shirt i managed to strain my neck somehow and its been getting worse all day. OW OW OW. I’ve strained my neck or had a crick in my neck many times befre – this sems silly in comparrisson.

The only comfoatable position is tilting my head to the right. It has been getting progressivley worse throughout the day.

A fold up bike – a cool one! – No really!

By | Rides | No Comments

I’ve always found fold up bikes to be really an eyesore. They have no style and have always seemed to be function over syle. Thse ones however are tres cool. The guy who designd these can be found here: http://david.orizein.com/

Impressive Stop Motion

By | Video | No Comments

This guy has waaaaay too much time on his hand but this is truly impressive.

In order to do this with even one charachetr let alone  more than one and with difrent expressions, costumes, lighting and props! Watch it: Incredible:

SNOW YAY

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I find myself a little perplexed at the idea that people dont like snow! I’vebeen hearing so much on the radio about people moaning about it! Man – Chill Out – and yes Pun intended.

Have some photos of the snow:

The Weather

By | Profound | No Comments

While I’ve been loving this weather I am now faced with he challenge of trying to figure out whether or not I am going to get trapped at work or not. I made it it fine but as I drove up the M1 the weather and rode conditions got steadily worse. Hemel is a massive ice rink!

Jevan has found out that its gonnab impossible for him to get a train home so i will give him a lift bac down to London. BUT the question is will it snow again or do e needto go sooner rather than later and risk getting trapped here!

I really dont like te iea of that especially seeing as ##Wifey is ill!

I am also a little concerned as to just hpw much work i’ll get done at home.

taking shape

By | Work | No Comments

After the sucessof the oaktree site I am trying to redo this site now too.

It’s pushing my limitations of php/html coding but its great and i am happy with resuklts so far.

The most dificult bit wll be skinning the whole thing to something suitable….

rebuild

By | Techie | 4 Comments

I Just rebuilt the whole database from scratch using xml and that. – This site should now be workin proper!

Was thinking about what i was doin last year….no in 05?

arg

By | Arg | One Comment

oh how i bled for this particular piece of art...

a bit stressed tpoday and last wee -must chiiiiiiiill

In the mean time – for an itensive monitor tidyup – TRY THIS:

more of a response on church

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I gotta keep this simple as I’m on melunch break:

Bible:  I certainly haven’t even gotten close to reading the entire book(s) yet. I find it really hard though. I was brought up a catholic and i find it hard not to slip into the gea i was brought up on – i.e. fall asleep. It’s notall the time but I have to make sure i pay attention when I read. I have tried a Bible-in-a-year-plan and it doesn’t work form me. I appreciate tht in doing so, you’re gonna miss alot of good stuff but some people do these plans over and over and it starts to sink in. I wish I had a better knowledge of the bible and i also wish i had the patience to let The Big Man reveal himself ah HIS pace and not my own.

Sermons: I think any church can get stle after a while. In fact it’s almost human to d so. Because of the brokeness of the world its almost inevitable. Sermons can be hit and miss but i would say every sermon is wrth its weight in Gold if it touches or challenges just one person in any way.
I am lucky tobelong to a church where many ppeople preach, not just the Vicar. My wife is a preacher at our church and I couldn’t imagine what it would be like it it was all left down to one person.
When it comes to “practicing what is preached” i’d say this: I’m sure there are many people in many congregations who hear the sermon for the duration then say”oh how nice” and then forget it. This is truly tragic. However when i find myself doing this i realise I’m looking at what othrers aren’t doing rather than what I could be doing for God.
Also I think if you are in a church with a really tight community it works better. I’ve had people come to me with prphetoic words and versus after sermons which felt dead to me and it was those prophesies that made it come alive.

Music: This i think is an easy issue. Each to their own! We are all lucky to be able to have so many diffrent styles of worship in our churches. If your church is stuck in its ways then get creative. Doing a study on worship is amazing as it really helps to think through these things.
Not everyone is gonna enjoy a  loud band with drums nd electric guitars, others wont enjoy or connect through latin organ hyms. Keeping an open mind and expressin worship in a way that helps you connect is essential. Dont forget though that God has the biggest sence of humour of all and he may just be challenging you on something as small as that lil kid who hits the tambourine out of time.

Community: I already wrote on this which you saw but I’d like to add that you are so right on this. A church where relationship with eachother is themain focus is not right. Focus shoould be on Jesus but sharing that experience through community is where it works.
Dont forget the support that community provides – from helping out during hrd times to challenging you in ways you need to be challenged.

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