Monthly Archives: October 2015

blurb – October 11th

Category : Newsletter Blurb

After the farce of last Sunday regarding our wedding anniversary and chocolate missiles, I think it appropriate I write a little about it.
On Thursday 8th October Kathryn and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. Now 18 years is nothing compared to some of you and a lifetime for others. Given that the odds of a marriage lasting more than 5 years being low, we are confident that we have done it right. But we aren’t complacent.
How?
Firstly, we have God in our lives. He has held us together through thick and thin.
With his help we make an effort to really listen to each other. I’m a bloke who deals in black and white. My emotions run hot when watching sport and soppy movies! But Kathryn can let her emotions rule her day. Together we have learnt to respect our differences and enjoy our similarities. We laugh a lot. Usually at my expense. We are honest with each other. We share the humdrum tasks of life. Kathryn is better at somethings and me better at others. We play to our individual strengths.
Secondly, when we do have a weekend on our own, I understand when she spends it getting her legs waxed, eyebrows plucked and nails done. I mow the lawns. Her time is her time, and my time is her time but with a list. I understand.
Lastly, but by no means least, we love each other.
Howard


Blurb 4th October

Category : Newsletter Blurb

I’ve been interested in the evolution of the blurb in the newsletter since handing it over to other writers. I love ‘hearing’ the voice of others but todays one is from me…and so it’s going to be a basic non- amazing practical write.
Firstly due to a few hiccups and running out of time last week I want to give you the links to the two YouTube clips I was going to show during my message. If you have time I think these are worth the watch: the first is what God is up to in Indonesia, the second from North Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxFflMMpl8o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ88Ucp3qsg. They leave me leaning towards prayer – I ask the question, “Where are you moving in our community God and how can I join in with what you’re doing?”
Secondly: This morning we are starting a mini-series in the preaching. 3 weeks all from the same passage. It’s a very well known parable that Jesus told but the three who are going to share are all viewing it from different perspectives. When was the last time you heard 3 sermons in a row all on the same passage? I hope we all learn and allow God to bring change and challenge us as we become kingdom ambassadors.
Blessings
Kevin