Monthly archive for May2012

Jesus – comforting the disturbed……and disturbing the comfortable

Jesus – comforting the disturbed……and disturbing the comfortable

‘Faith means just that: blessed unrest, deep and strong, which so urges the believer onward that he cannot settle at ease in the world, and anyone who was quite at ease would cease to be a believer.’ Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55) The rebellious, revolutionary, controversial and…

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Urgent need…………….

Urgent need…………….

…………….for prayer. I have no time, little energy and massive amounts to do before I go back to Africa. I don’t have a lot of time to blog but I wanted to share this one from Pete Greig (I think!) ‘Work as if it all…

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There isn’t another option…………

There isn’t another option…………

  I should be used to it by now. One week until I return to Africa for at least three months – and not enough time to do all I need to in order to best secure funds and make plans for J10:10’s future. On…

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They’re back……..and I will be soon

They’re back……..and I will be soon

Our 17 small charges are back in the J10:10 Boarding House in Kabale. The second academic term has started, the J10:10 House staff have prepared the home and the adventure that was inconceivable only 12 months ago is a reality for our precious guests. Owen has…

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We are one body because we all share in one Lord

We are one body because we all share in one Lord

One of the best things about the HTB Leadership conference that I attended this week was meeting and listening to people exactly like me. Not fat, blond, middle-aged, stroppy, impatient, dictatorial and difficult……but people who ‘get’ Jesus in the same way that I do. We have…

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Broken victim? Or mighty woman of God?

Broken victim? Or mighty woman of God?

It’s probably yet another shortfall in my character/personality but I meet very few people who impress me. Over the past 48 hours I have listened to several who have completely blown me away. They include: Rick Warren, author of the Purpose Driven Life….who gave away 91%…

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Unreachable?

Unreachable?

I am in London at the HTB Leaders Conference. I’m unsure why I was invited – a leader? Me? Mmmmm! A worship song that particularly touches my soul is ‘Befriended’…….lyrics as below…. Befriended, befriended by the King above all Kings. Surrendered, surrendered to a friend above…

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On the seventh day…..you shall rest

On the seventh day…..you shall rest

Oh no I won’t. Or at least hardly ever. I know it’s a commandment, I know it’s important to God (he puts it next to instructions about murder, idolatry and justice in the bible) and I know that I should. So why don’t I? Why do…

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Never leave me…………

Never leave me…………

I have met so many great people through J10:10 – many of them only ‘virtually’. One of those is a medical missionary called Joyce from the US. Both of us are hoping that in the next 12-18 months Joyce will bring a team to Uganda…

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Power corrupts absolutely……except for one man

Power corrupts absolutely……except for one man

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln US president (1809-65) I am painfully aware that the times of earthly success, easy money and triumph in everything that I do……..are the times when I am…

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