Category Archives: Notes

Mistakes are not the end of the story

Had quite an emotionally charged afternoon on Saturday visiting my home church for their 25th anniversary. Must be about 11 years since I’d last been there.

Was good to spend time sharing stories and catching up with people who had great significance in the early days of my walk with Christ. It’s hard not to feel a twinge of pain looking back at some of the experiences of the last 11 years, there have been dark times where I’ve felt quite alone, felt the weight of the consequences of my own actions and those of others. The current minister hit the nail on the head with a short message which can be summarised as, “With our God mistakes are not the end of the story”.

Thank you God for redemption.

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So it’s not just me that does that then…

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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

That’s How I Roll

Writing a charity proposal while listening to Pantera. Cos that’s how I roll.

Capturing the moment

This has to be my favourite photo that I’ve ever taken. The colour and composition may not be great but it really captures something of the moment, and more importantly, the subject. Every time I look at it I almost expect Terry to start talking to me! So here’s to all the proper photographers who’s God given gift enables them to frame people, places and moments. Thanks for sharing some of God’s beauty with us.

Law And Grace

“There are certain pious moderns who will not allow the preacher to speak upon anything but those doctrinal statements concerning the way of salvation which are known as ‘the Gospel.’ We do not stand in awe of such criticism, for we clearly perceive that our Lord Jesus Christ himself would very frequently have come under it. Read the Sermon on the Mount and judge whether certain among the pious would be content to hear the like of it preached to them. Indeed, they would condemn it as containing very little Gospel and too much good works. They would condemn it as containing all too much of the legal. But we must never let be forgotten Christ’s emphasis: the law must be preached, for what the law demands of us, the Gospel produces in us, else ours is no Gospel at all.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon