Friday, 19 September 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

Apologies Another Rant

So its London fashion week - designers are showcasing their spring-summer collections for 2009. John Rocha made an appearance at the end of his show. Julien Macdonald, Paul Smith, Daniella Issa Helayel and Vivienne Westwood are among the other designers taking part.

Don't get me wrong I'm all for creativity and encouraging people to use their imagination...But who would ever buy/wear clothes like this?Maybe I dont understand because I'm a man!

A wee note from Gordon Brown

Time to get serious with some political commentary...

Dennis the Menace is Tamed

We all know about Dennis the Menace. For generations, his favourite target was Walter the Softie, the effete, bespectacled boy who preferred picking flowers and holding tea parties for his teddy bears to pea-shooters or catapults. A former editor revealed yesterday he toned down Dennis' antics towards Walter because he feared it might encourage violent bullying of homosexuals.

What a load of tripe - PC GONE TOO FAR!!!!

On a similar note...

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Cardboard Testimonies

Jen came across this video on youtube - we both found it really moving. What really struck me was how God can transform the most desperate situation and life.

Mark Stibbe @ Glasgow Elim

Mark Stibbe has, since 1996, been the vicar at St Andrews Church Chorleywood, a large and growing charasmatic Anglican church just outside London. He is the best-selling author of One Touch from the King, Haeling Today, Prophetic Evangelism, and The Father You've Been Waiting For.

He regularly speaks about the Father heart of God, and the healing of the orphan heart. Mark is an excellent and effective communicator and will be speaking over the course of this weekend at Glasgow Elim Church.

Mark will be ministering at the following times:
Sat 13th Sep - 7.30pm
Sun 14th Sep - 11am
Sun 14th Sep - 6.30pm

All sessions are free - Please feel free to join us this weekend @
Glasgow Elim,
45 Inglefield Street,
Glasgow G42 7AT.


The larger question for us is not "Will you cross the finish line?" but "Whose hands will you be holidng as you cross the line?"

We've been using this book in our life groups at church. The basic premise for the book is that we need 11 different types of people in our lives if we are to become the person God intended. Essentially it is a book about friendship. We are not strongest when we are alone, rather we are strongest when we are in community.

The book argues that we all need:

a Jethro - a butt-kicker
a Timothy - an heir
a Barnabus - an encourager
a Peter/Paul - a coach/mentor
a Deborah - back-coverer and guardian
a Zacchaeus- a reject
a Rhoda - a "Little One"
a group of VIP's - a Lydia and Lazarus, Rich and Poor
a Jerusalem - You need a place
An invisable 12th - the Holy Spirit

I've only just started reading it but would encourage you to get your hands on a copy of the book if you can.

Friday, 12 September 2008

New aero-dynamic Jay

The Song we sing over Glasgow

I posted yesterday about the importance of singing in the midst of difficulty. I believe this is important at a personal and corporate level. I have a real heart for the city of Glasgow. All too often it is easy to look around and see all the negatives, get frustrated and lose hope. I believe we need to sing two songs - one which recognises the reality and one which speaks prophetically about the future.

Although the bell no longer rings...a day is coming when it will be heard again
Although the bird no longer flies...a day is coming when it will soar
Although the tree no longer grows...a day is coming when it will stand tall
Although the fish no longer swims...a day is coming when the river will be full of life
Let Glasgow Flourish!

Loving this Ad

Saw this for the first time at NYA. Its an amazing thought-provoking advert - wonder what the 5th screen or the 6th screen will look like. Or do you think we will stop with the mobile?

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Never Let Go

At church tonight we were talking about the importance of praising God in the difficult times. The times when he seems distant and you feel alone. Thats where I was tonight...tired, down, full of doubts and generally not feeling it. Part of me just wanted to run away.

And from no where God whispered some lines from a Matt Redman song called Never Let Go...

And I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

I believe that the song is about hope. Sometimes hope is the only thing that keeps us going. The hope that God hears our cry and will deliver us from the difficult situations we end up in. The only thing we can do is keep Going!