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Pancakes – ooh look it’s Lent!

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Last night we invited my folks over to have pancakes for pancake Tuesday. Pancake day is what the day is know as by most people these days but what it actually is is Shrove Tuesday which is the day preceding the first day of Lent. Lent being that a period of 40days of fasting before Easter. We had a brilliant time with my parents and enjoyed much of the stogy joy that is pancakes.

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After yesterdays outburst if feeling over whelmed i decided that i could probably do something simple about it. So I’ve decided to cull some of the news feeds during the Lent period. I may decide to do some other things to but i’ll figure that out later today.

Why go to Church?

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This morning in my news feeds I read a post on Trying to Follow about church and why go to church and it made me think briefly what church is to me.

It should be obvious that it’s not the buildings or theseats or the furniture and only a small part of it is the music/worship, preaching/sermons, and all that stuff. What it really is, is People.

People are the church but to have good church you need relationship. In our church i have some really good ffriends. These are the people i have come to know really well and have come to rely on. You hear people talking about church being like a family and that is true.

Family is about being comfortable with people. It’s about forgiving people, trusting people, relying on people, loving people, caring for people, working through things with people, getting used to people, growing through annoying habits with people…. you get the idea. It’s intimate. And while some are not so lucky to have families that are so co-operative and loving the churhc is the one place where they can get this.

For those who have ha good family lives – then it becomes an extension of this and your family gets bigger.

If you find yourself in a church where you don’t have many really good friends you would aspire to call family then I would urge you to make those friendships stronger.

Oaktree Website coming on well

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By far the best and most dynamic website i have built and i am really happy with it. It’s still got a long way to go with some big glitches but nothing i cant sort. (clicky piccie)

Check it out and lemme know what ya think

Christianity is dull, boring and frumpy?

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Before i became a christian i used to often think that Christianity was dull, frumpy and boring. I quickly realized that this was soooo far from he case. Yes there are some people out there who prefer a slower paced style of practising relgion which is absolutely fine. BUT there are people out there who live dynamic lives who make a difference in the name of Jesus.

27-7 shorts (which is part of the 24-7 Prayer movement – an idea of having prayer rooms in different cities that have prayer going on 24-7) is a website with a bunch of movies about Christians doing some amazing things and they are sooooo far from being frumpy/dull/boring. This is the kind of stuff I’d love to get into. Here are a few (MP4 Format):

[flv width=”420″ height=”265″]http://www.irishmark.net/MEDIA//2008/11/prayer_as_mission.mp4[/flv] Prayer as Mission

[flv width=”420″ height=”265″]http://www.irishmark.net/MEDIA//2008/11/prayer_as_justice.mp4[/flv] Prayer as Justice [flv width=”420″ height=”265″]http://www.irishmark.net/MEDIA//2008/11/prayer_as_community.mp4[/flv] Prayer as Community [flv width=”420″ height=”265″]http://www.irishmark.net/MEDIA//2008/11/prayer_as_a_movement.mp4[/flv] Prayer as a Movement

Just how big is God then?

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[myspace]http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=17849695[/myspace]

This dude called Louis Giglio preaches in Houston about the greatness of God – This is pretty amazing.