Friday, July 20, 2007
...just kicked into a couple of weeks vacation time at home.
No schedule, no plan...just time with my wonderful wife & kids. Time to kick back & relax, time to READ!
I hooked myself up with a couple of new books to delve into: Brian McLaren's The Secret Message of Jesus, and Tom Wright's "Simply Christian"
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
A little while back – in April 07 - I became intrigued by a conference that was being held in the States called Q, and blogged about it here:
One guy, who as far as I can figure out, had clocked whatever info was around about it before the event, and took himself over from Scotland to attend Q in Atlanta, Georgia.
So, Duncan McFadzean clearly is a resourceful guy, so worth giving some of your blog reading time to you his blog What’s Your Point Caller?
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Now …that’s a cup of tea!
I’ve just been given a beautiful cup of African Amber tea from Mighty Leaf Tea to try, and this is a premium tea experience.
I’m used to raving about quality coffee, so to bang on about tea is something of an oddity for me.
At nearly six quid for 15 bags, it ain’t cheap, but as a one off generous gift, I’m happy to partake.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I’ve been dreaming of having a home office for some time, and for the moment it remains a dream fueled by sites like Web Worker Daily.
As part of that dreaming process, I’ve been checking out The Garden Escape for inspiration.
Skimming through the links page led me to a little nugget of a magazine, which is rammed full of beautiful design ideas to appeal to the aesthetes out there.
Check out Square Magazine…..it’s a wonder to behold!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
OK. I’m going to nail my colo(u)rs to the mast.
I love America. I’m not American – I’m a “Scot with an English Accent” - but I do think the America is a truly great country. It’s not so hip to say so in Europe right now, but I just did. I said it.
So, to all my family & friends in the USofA I say “Happy Independence Day.”
For BBC Reporter, Alan Johnston, today really is an independence day - a day to celebrate his freedom after 114 days in captivity in Gaza. I caught a few minutes of news before I headed for the train station this morning, and it was just great to see some good news coming out of the Middle East. Alan seemed remarkably together for someone who has been in captivity for so long. The guy’s a hero and a credit to his family who have displayed similar courage and dignity throughout the period he’s been away. Alan & his parents are inspirational, and I expect I’ll be keeping a close eye on what he gets up to in the future.
For me, the 4th of July marks six years to the day since I asked Janet to marry me. Thankfully, she said “yes”, and continues to be my love, my rock, my inspiration.
God Bless America!
Some words about Freedom:
Galatians 5:13 (The Message)
13-15 It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that's how freedom grows. For everything we know about God's Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That's an act of true freedom.
Monday, July 02, 2007
I love nice tee shirts, and I love Hawaii, so it’s good to see that the Revolution Hawaii blog seems to have lurched back into life again after a long hiatus and includes a post about a sweet new tee shirt which has just become available Stateside.
Hopefully they’ll keep up to date on their work with postings now.
The Revolution Hawaii site was one of the most elegant Salvation Army sites out there when it debuted, but the content was slow in coming, so I’m encouraged to see some new stuff on their blog.
The shirt comes from the same stable as the Sayrevolution range of tees & sweats.