Sunday, December 28, 2008

bbc - odd box

If you need to be reminded of the strangest things that happened this year take a look at this.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 08

Well, I made it through Christmas Day and my first Christmas day sermon (which went quite well I think), we managed to get the turkey on the table by 4pm and unwrap presents without too much stress. The TV that was circled in the Radio Times was watched and we went to bed at a reasonable time with only one argument. So, all in all a good day was had by all. All this year were myself, Mark, Eva, Joe, Elise, Wayne, Lillie, my mum (Celia) and a short but lovely visit by Ian Evans. It was lovely to have baby Lillie here - she was a treat. I hope some pictures will follow.

Yesterday I did quite a lot of sleeping and realised how tired I am. I tried to go to bed early but ended up watching more TV and telling stories. Today I have also had a lie in but could do more sleeping...early night tonight I think. We have a few visitors coming round shortly so best get some mash on. I do hope your Christmas has been good. For me it is just lovely to have some down time and spend some time lounging about with the family.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

re:jesus - santa and Jesus

Re:jesus has had the best of my blogging this week I am here is my latest re:jesus blog effort.

I have 2 sermons to preach today - one at 5pm and the other at 6.30pm. I am feeling a bit under the weather and Mark is completely laid up in bed. Eva is still ill but a lot we are a very sickly household today. Having said that I am hoping I will fight this off and still have some energy to offer my mum and the rest of the family by Christmas day. There's a lot to get through before then and I don't really want to miss out. Anyway, hope you are feeling ok and the lead up to Christmas is going ok. All the best...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

just a bit busy

As you can imagine I am just a bit busy at the moment. So, I will leave you with this little video which was used in the fantastic Terry Titter Yule Log show...we went to see it on Thursday and I laughed so much I hurt...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I am very busy writing my Christmas sermons (4) and watching the Royal Variety long as I don't get the two activities mixed up all will be well (actually perhaps a mosh-up wouldn't be too much of a bad thing!?). I know I have mentioned this before but I am very fond of variety...and this year's show has been very good thus far. Very impressed by the stand-up and some of the 'specialty acts', Cliff isn't doing it for me but hey ho. Anyway, I had better get back to Christmas sermons...

If you haven't seen this via the Church Times blog (or somewhere else) then it is a great video worth a look...

Why be Religious?: Father Matthew Presents

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Where should church be?

The all new re:jesus blog is up and running now....and there has been some ace blogging going on.

This is the latest from me.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

you are powerful

Happy birthday to human rights!

Today marks 60 years since the world's governments adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR sets out the rights and freedoms that everyone, everywhere, is entitled to.

This is a time to celebrate and a time to challenge governments who have not lived up to the promises they made in 1948.

Monday, December 8, 2008

girl bishop

In a shock progressive move the Bishop of Portsmouth makes a girl Bishop (for the day)!...

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Justice Mail is for busy people who want to be active on issues of social justice but have no time to do the research. They send you brief information including a link to a site where you can send an email message. This will take only five minutes, and then they send you suggestions for action every week or two. You are not expected to act on them all; you make your own decisions.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

close encounters

Mark has taken some amazing pictures of an alien invasion that took place in our back garden the other afraid...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

paperless christmas

I think this is my favourite on-line advent calendar...
and this is is a great idea for a real life advent calendar (captured on the interweb)

(thanks to the church times blog for these links)