Monthly archive for November2012

Selling ‘White Lightning’? Or selling your soul?

Selling ‘White Lightning’? Or selling your soul?

I once described myself as a ‘posh pisshead’. On the basis that, whilst I was drunk for about 15 years, it was generally on fine wine, premium lager and vintage spirits at up to £200 a glass. Imagine how the cost of those spirits, or…

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The end of the first academic year…………and in pole position……………..

The end of the first academic year…………and in pole position……………..

So I get home from work here in UK at 8.30pm. Started at 5am. Knackered. Resolve not to blog. Feel comfortable with this because I’m working 16 hour days to pay for the God stuff in Uganda. Think I’ll check my Facebook messages and find…

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Another step in this long journey…………….

Another step in this long journey…………….

            Alleluia. God is good. LOOK at it! When I look at how much we have achieved (or rather what God has achieved through us) over the last three years it is simply amazing. But it’s been unbelievably hard. I…

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Father me……………

Father me……………

  I loved my Dad. In a few weeks time he will have been dead for ten years. And I can’t wait to see him again. He will be VERY surprised by the direction my life has taken, by the man that I now am,…

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NEARLY there…………….

NEARLY there…………….

  I remember vividly driving to Kigazi, the willage where we work at the top of the mountain, and seeing the exterior of the nursery fully painted  for the first time. I remember so clearly just thanking God for what he had done – and…

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I hate religion………..

I hate religion………..

I have always hated religion. I do hate religion. I will always hate religion. Religion, for me, is meaningless ritual, man’s church not God’s church, hierarchy in an organisation whose leader said we must all be servants and all the nonsense that man adds to…

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A world gone mad…….

A world gone mad…….

When I’m in the UK I live in Salford, a fairly depressed urban, inner-city area. There are bits of it (a few hundred yards from my flat) that are like the wild west. Boarded up streets, smashed up shops, precincts with only one or two…

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No faith, hope or charity?

No faith, hope or charity?

‘No faith, hope or charity: church status in jeopardy’ – so reads a headline on the front page of The Sunday Times today. The status the headline refers it to is ‘charitable status’ which the church in Britain is desperate to retain for all kinds of reasons…

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Help! Please?

Help! Please?

  Who do you know who is in the position to be able to change a life beyond recognition? Or to be more precise…..three lives beyond recognition. A week or so ago I wrote about the five children that we want to take into the…

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Roof complete in 6 days time…………

Roof complete in 6 days time…………

As I reported last week, the roof that will keep the patients dry in the ‘Hospital in the Hills’ is more than half way finished. Hundreds of timbers and iron sheets have been transported, cut, treated and fixed, thousands of nails hammered in, and millions…

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