Monthly Archives: September 2015

Blurb 27 September 2015

Category : Newsletter Blurb

I’m not the most talkative person in the church, so one of the nice things about being on the elder’s team is hearing all the stories of people just getting things done. Call it vision, drive, or just scratching an itch, but we are in sum a really awesome community, and I’m proud to be a part of it. From Jack and Glynn’s over 65 group to Amy and Renee and the preschoolers, all the CAP befrienders, CAP Money course leaders, the team of 10 or so that help Joel and the Mortons with the youth group, home group leaders and participants, Andy and the worship team, Mark J’s team of childrens and intermediate helpers…and so on. There’s so many people who are part of making things happen.

But there’s two sides to this. We get called to different tasks, but even the son of God had 12 friends to walk the road with him. God knows we work best together, and He puts us in places where we can work with others. So what are you being called to? And how can we as a church help make that happen?


Blurb 13 September 2015

Category : Newsletter Blurb

“What’s your favourite colour, Mikaela?” I asked my granddaughter. “Blue” came the answer – but just to set the record straight, it’s now pink!

What’s my favourite flower? I can’t decide as it changes with each season! How can I choose when God has done such a fantastic job?

What’s your favourite verse or Psalm? I’ve got one – Ps 40: 1-3.
“I waited patiently for the LORD
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth…”

Notice that all I had to do was to wait patiently. Then see what God does. He turned, heard, lifted, set my feet on firm ground and gave me a new song! One act on my part (although often difficult) and an overflow of loving responses from God.
Isn’t that also true in other areas? We give and He blesses in abundance. We return to Him after our wanderings and He runs to us with open arms, hugs, welcomes and even throws a party!

So what’s your favourite verse for this week? Share it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear a buzz in church as people start sharing their latest God moments with each other? Go on… bless someone!


blurb 6th September 2015

Category : Links

There was a loud scream! Bloodcurdling scream! Much yelling! I wandered casually towards the commotion and burst out laughing…in fact I thought it was hilarious…but apparently that was not the ‘required’ text book response! Let me back up a bit….
As you know the household of one wife, one husband and one child have been living in a house ‘under construction’ for the last few months. The renovations process has been interesting: Son and father spent that horrid cold spell (when the mercury dropped to -5) without outside walls or roof! But…it is slowly progressing towards finished dwelling!
The new Lino went in yesterday – the much anticipated floor coverings are under way! Did we get the colour right? I got home late as I needed a haircut…somehow I worked out that I needed one as son and wife started calling me Father Ted…anyway I’m sitting in our ‘lounge’ (the spare bedroom) when there is this blood curdling scream from the ‘kitchen’ (normally the laundry)…and after casually loitering towards the commotion with much swagger…here on the brand new lino which had just been laid and the wifey was still ecstatic about…was one of the cats eating a rabbit with its guts all squished out on the new floor! Nearly wet myself at the irony and the wife’s reaction! Priceless!
And here I am this morning writing this for you to read, still with a large grin on my face and a little chuckle lurking deeper waiting to escape. And I deeply contemplate the profound meaning to this story…how do we react when things aren’t what we want? Nonchalant hilarity or heart-rending consternation? Or should I (we) be governed by: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control?