posted: 19 Dec 2014
For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking that its time I started writing the blog again. So here goes with my first post leading up to Christmas.
On Wednesday I attended the funeral of Nancy Crawford. Nancy was my wife’s mother’s eldest sister. She died last week aged ninety-nine. If only she could have made her one-hundredth birthday!
I want to write a story about Nancy to encourage all of us to take seriously the promptings of God in our lives, especially when we...
posted: 5 Sep 2014
Here's an update on the Jubilee Hope adventure across Africa. At last the ship is in Lake Victoria. It was launched into the lake last Saturday. Jubilations all round! this has been quite an undertaking. As chairman of te Vine Trust our board owe a debt of gratitude to a wide range of people. the truth is if we were to list them all it would run into literally hundreds of names. We've had amazing support for this project fro the civic community the corporate world, the...
posted: 20 Aug 2014
I spent most of the morning on my knees picking weeds out of the gravel in my driveway. I always feel there is something therapeutic about weeding. Its like the prayers of confession. IWe ask God to pick the weeds of sin out of your life. And often in prayer God forces us metaphorically and sometime physically to be on our knees sorting out the mess we've made on the path of life.
Of course you have to get yourself into the frame of mind to do it the weeding and...