Monthly archive for June2012

What the hell would Jesus do?

What the hell would Jesus do?

Flip this is hard sometimes. I am not Solomon. My rapidly advancing years mean that I am growing in wisdom – but to be honest it was a flipping low starting point and I’m still a bit of a tit a lot of the time….

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Four weeks…………and a thousand reasons to praise God

Four weeks…………and a thousand reasons to praise God

I have been back in Africa for exactly four weeks. It feels like 5 minutes. And in those four weeks I have seen our wonderful God……… ……….caring for the  three neglected children we help in Kitumba. Stidia, Dennis and Cleophas are now clean, parasite-free, well-housed and in…

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Meet the Mud Freak…………………………..??!!

Meet the Mud Freak…………………………..??!!

The new J10:10 vehicle. Okay……so it doesn’t really fit the profile of a ‘Christian Missionary’ – but then neither do I. And the kids at the J10:10 house like it. And it was less than half the price that I expected to pay for a…

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A time to live and a time to die…………….

A time to live and a time to die…………….

Ten years ago today I should have died. I crashed my expensive car, drunk, head-on into a van at an estimated impact of 140mph. My car went under the van, pretty much the whole of the right hand side of my body and head was…

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I have been to church today…….and i AM depressed!

I have been to church today…….and i AM depressed!

Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote in his diary, as if recording some extraordinary phenomenon, ‘I have been to church today, and am not depressed.’ As a child I would have been shocked if I had gone to church and not left it feeling morose at…

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Thou shalt not steal…………….except from Muzungus?

Thou shalt not steal…………….except from Muzungus?

I recently quoted William Shakespeare when I wrote about how trusting the poor unconditionally is crass stupidity in a developing country. I may well have done that in the light of the latest theft from me by a Ugandan that I was trying to help….

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And so to Kampala………….

And so to Kampala………….

…………….where I am now. After 10 mad days in Kabale checking up on everything we do there: sponsorship; the J10:10 kids home; the medical centre in Kabale; the 88,000 litres of clean water in tanks in Kigazi; our nursery and its 160-odd pupils; our 14…

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Suffer little children to come unto me………..

Suffer little children to come unto me………..

‘God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.’ Saint Augustine (354-430) It’s one of the many things that I love about Jesus. That his love for us, interest in us and concern about us…………..is individual. That to him, the visible…

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Happiness is……………

Happiness is……………

  ‘Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.’ Henry David Thoreau US writer (1817-62)   I don’t remember…

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A blessed return……

A blessed return……

I am knackered. And blessed beyond measure. I finally returned to Kabale five days ago and I have, without a vehicle, been pounding the streets of Kabale District to review the various projects that we run here in Uganda. And it has been a joyful…

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