Sunday, 10 October 2010

Prayers of thanks

Just a quick post, have arrived back in York (into a house) and already God is doing some really cool things; people are interested in faith, people are coming to events and the freshers events have not even kicked off.

In general God has got some really exciting things planned.

Just praise to God for being awesome.

Ok its 2:18am...good night

Monday, 27 September 2010


In today's society I often get asked the question "Don't you feel as though as a Christian you are limited to what you do, your not free do as you please".

Now as a Christian I believe that I am truly free to do as I please. Its not as though I could not get smashed or have sex before marriage, God has given us those choices and they still stand for Christians as much as they do for non-Christians. However, the difference lies in the choice.

I choose not to get smashed because it is abusing the body God gave me and I love God.
I choose not to have sex before marriage because I believe sex is a gift from God and believe it should be saved for one person in marriage because I love God.

It does not mean that my life is free from temptation from these things, or that I find it easy. However God does help us along the way. By surrendering, giving everything up, we free ourselves from the burdens and just love God.

True Freedom comes from surrender.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Yesterday evening I went to see Inception.

It is incredible. Everything about it. It had laughs, cries (although not from me im far to manly (cough cough)), adventure, music, everything.

It is a must watch and just wow.

That is all

Saturday, 4 September 2010


So today I received a text with a bible verse in it. Unfortunately I was at work so could not look it up straight away but at lunch time I decided that I was going to try and find a bible.

I work in Ealing which is home to a pretty big library so that was where I headed.

Having found the "religious" section I proceeded to look for a Bible. There were Bible dictionary's, prayer books, guide books ect. But no Bibles. I then decided to check the other religions sections to see if there was one in there (by someone moving it), there were plenty of Quran's and Jewish manuscripts and such like but no I head to the desk:

"Hi, Im looking for a Bible I wonder if you can help me"
"Just give me a moment" *runs off to look in the religious section* "Try upstairs in the reference section"

So I head upstairs, and once again reach the desk:

"Hi, Im looking for a Bible"
"Umm follow me" *Takes me to the religious reference section* (once again full of Quran's and other world religions books) "Sorry there are no bibles here"
"Do you actually have any Bibles?"
"Well not many people read it"

At this point, I decided not to tell the man that it is one of the most read books in the world.

Eventually by digging through old books they found me a copy of the Bible.

I was shocked, a library in West London which is home to hundreds of Churches and Church Schools. Schools which teach RE do not have a Bible to hand. The worst part was the librarian honestly believed that not many people own or read a Bible. Something, somewhere has gone horribly wrong.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010


As mentioned in the last post I was camping last weekend. As a family we went on a couple of cycle rides.

I do love cycling, it is the best way to get around as it is free and good for the environment.

The real reason for this post is due to me wanting to say that I managed to reach 34.2mph on my bike this weekend.

That is all

Monday, 30 August 2010


Having just returned from Swannage with the family I can confirm I love camping. I love the fact that I can really get in touch with nature, not have computers/email to keep me busy. I love the fact I can carry my life on my back.

Most of all I love the fact I can really get in touch with God through nature. It is so amazing how much beauty is in things we just pass by.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Phone happens

So I go to work, put my phone on keylock, put it in my bag.

My shifts started at 2pm and finished at 6pm.

When I finish I find a miss call and a text from a random number: "Hi you rang me, I do not know who this is?"

So I check my call list and hey hey there is a outwards call to this number at 3:14pm.

Now when I finished my shift my phone was in the same place still on keylock.

No-one was in the staff room at 3:14pm, everyone was on the shop floor.

Any ideas?

Sunday, 8 August 2010


I must admit I was apprehensive when starting to watch the new BBC series Sherlock. However after the three episodes I am impressed. For a new BBC drama (of which there have been far too few in the last couple of years) it is very well done. Yes it has flaws and yes it can be predictable, however it kept me gripped for a total of 4.5 hours over the last three weeks.

I look forwards to the next season.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Fast Food

Does anyone else have this problem:

So I decide that I feel like some fast food, a pizza or a takeaway or something. So I head into a fast food chain and buy some food.

I eat it, it tastes great.

However six or seven hours later I can still taste part of the the last mouthful...

Please tell me its not just me..

In other news the new Milky Bar TV advert is all filmed in York. The reason being that is the home of nestle in the uk.

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Following on from yesterdays post about possesions. I had another thought.

If it had been my Bible that had been lost, what emotions would I feel then. In England a Bible is worth around £20 (translation dependant), so in terms of money the loss would not have been great. However to some loosing their Bible would be putting there lives at risk.

In some parts of the world today, Bibles can still not be freely read or traded. So if you lost your Bible, it would not be as simple as going down to your local bookshop to pick up a new one.

The Bible should be our bread and butter. It should be something we depend on and in some parts of world, worth risking your life for. I know I for one would not be willing to die for £20.

I suggest you all read God Smuggler, it is an amazing book which covers a real life example of places where Bibles can not be bought.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Recently I managed to step on my mp3 player. Now at first I thought, "Ah no problem, my mp3 player has been through far worse, a river in the isle of skye, overcharing, factory resets, the works...". Unfortunatly I was wrong, as it so happens my weight ontop of a said device caused the screen to crack. Luckily I found a replacement screen and managed to fix it.

Now if that was not enough, my 22" monitor decided to stop working. Once again "luckily" it was covered by warantee.

But all of this got me thinking, when Jesus says to the rich man in the Bible to give up everything in order to follow him, how much are we willing to do the same. I know that when these two items worth a couple of hundred between them broke I was devistated, however what is a couple of hundred compared to the riches in heaven.

Do we as people living in cosy worlds really understand what it means to surrender to God?

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Big Brother

So I am sitting in my Grandmas living room mindlessly browsing the internet...and on the tv is Big Brother.

From just listening to it, it is so bad I cannot believe people actually watch it. But then on the other hand I can because it is addictive rubbish...

On a final note, my Grandma does not watch Big Brother, she is not in the room.

Monday, 2 August 2010


I like trains. I like the overground variety more than the underground one. This is simply because most times I have been on a underground train has been in London. Ever wondered what a sardine feels like when it is in a tin? Just travel on the tube. Overground trains on the other hand are most likely to be spacious and you get a reserved seat.

But the main reason I like trains is due to the fact you know where to get off, on a bus you do not.