Sunday, 12 January 2014

Been a good day

Sundays are always quite busy for us and today was no exception with me taking a service at a local United Reform Church and this evening was our Second Sunday at 7 where we shared in a time of Holy Communion.
In addition to this I spent some time during the afternoon completing the powerpoint for this evening (it was really a keynote presentation).
I also checked out a new blog and have added a link on the sidebar - check out Meaditations as there is some interesting stuff over there.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Onesie? No-sie!!

I am at a bit of a loss to see what the attraction of onesies are - they remind me very much of the boiler suits that I used to wear many years ago when I started working at the Patent Shaft Steelworks in Wednesbury. Apart from keeping your own clothes clean I never saw any practical use for boiler suits and going to the toilet was a nightmare as you had to get almost undressed. I have seen a conversation over on facebook about the difficulty of going to the toilet when wearing one.
I also thought they were for wearing in the house for a number of reasons - to keep warm, to be comfortable?, and to kill passion as I am sure they would work very well in that respect.

I was in town the other day and could not believe my eyes when a girl who was possibly late teens came walking up the main street wearing a onesie and getting lots of strange looks from the people she passed - mind you the outfit was topped with one of those woolie hats with flaps on in a totally different design and colour.
I would not be seen dead in one and have warned my wife that if she dared to get one for me when I am dead I will come back and haunt her.

Monday, 6 January 2014

DIY service and other things

We had a do it yourself service at Church last night and as is often the case people had brought a hymn suggestion or a reading or story and it all fitted together extremely well. Sometimes I wonder whether we ought to be brave and try this at least once a quarter in most of our churches and see how it goes. It would give members a real opportunity to be involved and would keep leaders on their toes.
Afterwards we had refreshments and a number of conversation were going on around the room and the group that I was sitting with were asked by one of the people if we were watching 'The Bible' on channel five. The result was that out of seven people most of us weren't and said that the main reasons were the amount of violence and the level of it in the film - we all know Bible times would have been quite violent - the missing out of some excellent parts of the bible such as the story of Jonah and the fact it was too American.
From my perspective I watched ten minutes and it did nothing for me at all so it was turned off - I wonder what anyone reading this blog might think about the program me and the do it yourself worship idea without actually planning it but just turning up.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

I know this is a day late but as my Mother used to say 'better late than never'.

I have now completed the tidy up of links to other sites and have lost some and gained some as some are no longer live and some are either new or have been updated.

I was contacted yesterday by an old school chum who said he hoped I was going to start blogging again soon and I said I was intending to on a more regular basis than I had been but not sure how often that will be.

I am not sure which direction the blog will go - it may do a number of things and may change from time to time but hopefully it will keep readers interested and keep them coming back.

Keep checking back to see what is happening.