Monday, 30 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
Morning all,I was listening to a Jesus Culture album on my way to work this morning. The lyrics say something like: 'the chasm was far too wide, I never thought I'd make it to the other side, but your love never fails'. Sixteen years ago today, I finally gave up drinking after 25 years of drinking unhealthily, the last ten years being particularly chaotic and destructive. I never thought that I would be able to stop and believed that I would soon die, drunk and alone.But God had other plans.I now know that He was with me always. When I finally looked into an abyss of darkness and despair, when I had nothing left of my own to fight with and was beaten and broken, He gave me the strength to not only confront my demons, but to make them history (or His Story?).
The song ends with a paraphrase of Romans 8 v28: 'You make all things work together for my good'. This is the truth. Not the little voice in my head that told me I would never amount to anything or be good enough for Him.
Have a great day everyone. Apparently the sun will shine later.
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Monday, 9 August 2010
I saw this article today: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10852783
It’s amazing. It gets me excited. It makes me want to get off this bloomin’ sofa. I don’t know whether this guy knows God or not. But one thing I know for sure, he’s experienced some serious adrenalin and adventure.
As one wise friend said recently: ‘If our lives look normal to those around us, we’re doing something wrong.’ I reckon this explorer bloke would agree with that. But if he knows Jesus, this exhilarating journey was just the tip of the iceberg. If he doesn’t, this is probably about as good as it will get.
We’re all fools if we neglect to see any adventure. But we’re even bigger fools if we ignore that there’s a greater adventure freely available to us. Don’t be mistaken in thinking it will restrict and confine - it will make this guy’s little journey look like a walk in the park.
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Yet another week in Cornwall under the belt. That makes it the 3rd trip so far this year. Just cant get enough of the place. Blustery walks that blow the cobwebs to pieces and fill your lungs with the freshest air ever. Early mornings spent diving through crashing waves, desperately trying to perfect the timing so that the next one lifts me off my feet and sends me hurtling horizontally along, parallel to the shore. Cold cliff top beers and piping hot pasties. I could go on, but I'd probably just ditch this laptop and jump straight back in the car.