Friday, September 30, 2005

Coming out of my cage...

Well its been a little while so time for that much loved update. I love Relay - I never thought I would say it and I guess lots of people never thought they would hear me say it, but its great. For anyone new to all this that's my 'job' virtually 'workin 9 to 5 trying to make a living'. Actually I don't make anything its a volunteer position. I would like to thank all my sponsors, the extraordinary generous people at Sunnyside Church for enabling me to have such a opportunity. Provided I keep up my exquisite food taste in 8p ASDA noodles I am going to have a fairly reasonable year.

So life is generally is generally on plateau, few more things to settle up before the routine gets fixed. Got to get out of the Christian bubble before it bursts. It could get a little too big to survive. Climbing is fun I might try my hand at that but other suggestions I am also open to. I was asked to do belly dancing the other day by somebody at work. I am sure stuff like that wouldn't happen in any sane organization.

Todays Thought....

Cat and Dog Theology

A dog says: "You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, You must be God."

A cat says: "You pet me, you feed me, you shelter me, you love me, I must be God."

Which one are you?

Todays Helpful Advice...

Do not bow before glass tumblers. They are a vicious foe!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Just when you thought it was safe...

Its been a while, since I could say, I updated my blog. That joke is getting a bit staid! As you can tell I feel in a slightly better mood since I left on my 3 weeks of travel, so you're gonna have to put up with similar humor throughout the year.

Where shall I begin. Took a madcap trip to Wales for 9 days to work with a bunch of 15-18 year olds on a youth camp, the emphasis being very much on camping. I had a great time and I felt most useful and valuable in the bible bits, meeting with a small group of 15-16 year old lads. It was good to have a positive influence on their Christian lives and I think they appreciated my ramblings. I learnt a lot from them too about the pressures of life around us. Its good for your minors to put things in perspective for you.

After a coach ride and a dash across the Welsh border I arrived (smelly and tired) to relay 1 training. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of quite real people, and not a bunch of UCCF clones! I felt exceptionally comfortable with 'the guys' very quickly and it was simple to be honest and open with them - apparently I am not very good at that so I felt like it was a step forward.

The teaching was great and we had lots of time for prayer and reflection on the coming year. I am a whole lot more positive about the whole thing now and working with so many genius people should be a very humbling experience.

Thought for Today...
What does the word Potentate mean(and somebody could also explain ineffably sublime)?