Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Just got in from the boomerang night we do every week on Wednesday,with people who are on the poverty line.
Am currently lying in bed, thinking about tonight.
It certainly wasn't as packed as last week. Our Christmas extravaganza. To be honest not even 10 people turned up tonight, which could put you on a downer, after the awesome week of last week, but there was some right gems in the last 3 hours.
Talking about God to a few of the lads and hearing what they actually, truthfully think on God. At the end one of the lads stayed whilst we prayed, then we prayed for him, and we had good time, just telling him through prayer and scripture just how much God loves him. It was very good, mellow and calm. God really shone his love to him, through us, in a peaceful way, which was refreshing tonight. A Good chance to focus in Prayer on one person.
This makes me very excited for the year of 2012 and where God will take us...
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
I found a photographer whose work is absolutely stunning as the above picture's show...
Lee Jeffries photographs the homeless in black and white and shows the fragility of the human, in a real raw way...
Click on the link above to see the rest of his work.. Love it..
Sunday, 18 December 2011
This new plan I'm making with Israel
isn't going to be written on paper,
isn't going to be chiseled in stone;
This time I'm writing out the plan in them,
carving it on the lining of their hearts.
I'll be their God,
they'll be my people.
They won't go to school to learn about me,
or buy a book called God in Five Easy Lessons.
They'll all get to know me firsthand,
the little and the big, the small and the great.
They'll get to know me by being kindly forgiven,
with the slate of their sins forever wiped clean.- Hebrews 8
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
And Mary said,
Yes, I see it all now:
I'm the Lord's maid, ready to serve.
Let it be with me
just as you say.
Then the angel left her.
Blessed Among Women39-45Mary didn't waste a minute. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah's house, and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby in her womb leaped. Luke 1:
I was reading this scripture this morning, armed with my cuppa tea, Milly my dog and my mum cleaning around me (am reading this along with the 24-7 Advent videos). When Mary has a visit from an Angel and he tells her about the pregnancy she is about to have.
Now what got my head wrecked this morning, is not that she has just been given some pretty big news that is gonna change her life and everyone else on the planet for ever and she needs to start thinking about how to tell her husband to be. Or the fact that she could be put to death because of the issue of her now with child, or the fact that Gabriel Angel extraordinaire, who I bet looks pretty smart in real life, wings and all, has stopped for a quick natter. Now this would all be a mind wreck, but no what got me, is verse 29: Mary didn't waste a minute.....WHAT!
She just gets right on and starts to plan for Gods work to be born. Pure faith. Now if it were me, I would be having a few days ranting at God, then a few days crying, maybe a few more praying, have a few prayer meetings and then my rock up to my church and ask them what they think of this crazy situation. Before starting to get my head around it, But Mary just gets on with it.. How mad is that? Isn't it mad that God knew this young Girl. would just deal with it and have so much faith to just get on with Gods work, where as me, I'd would spend a few weeks in disbelief mode.
Blew my mind this morning. God totally knows what he is doing!
This is alot more poignant this morning, as I had a bit of a moan yesterday at God about the man who went into a shopping market in Belgium and shot loads of people. Asking him, Why did he let it happen, and generally being moody.
How good and wise is our God? He knew Mary could handle it. and he knows I am a moaner, sometimes my heart hurts and I get disheartened.
But he has got it all under control.
Love it. X
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Have been reading these books, like crazy, the first one took a week, half way through number 2.. love them and am excited to see the trailer for the movie of the 1st book which will be out next year, am also looking forward to the 'The Girl with the dragon tattoo' movie coming out at Christmas