Sunday, January 21, 2007

Things are looking up

I managed to get the cooker working this morning. There are some lights that don't work, but cooks stuff and I didn't die when I turned it on. Here's some other good stuff that happened today.

Got some great presents for my birthday (really tomorrow), including:

"My Name is Earl" boxset, the laughter has returned to the house!

Starbucks coffee bean grinder and some beans to I can have great coffee in my living room.

Feeling pretty great just now (might be the coffee and birthday cake), and looking forward to the snow.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Now it's just getting silly

For those of you that read the posts about the things that have going wrong, we're not out of it yet.......last night the cooker blew up! I kid you not. I was cooking Thai green curry and whilst I was doing something else in the kitchen I heard a loud bang, saw a little smoke and the lights went off on the cooker. Now I'm just laughing, it's getting silly. I'm going to wrap my guitars in bubblewrap, just in case they are next on the hit list. ;)

Anyway there are a bunch of good folks praying for us, and when I have a better idea of what God has in store for us I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

For those of you that feel like failures

This is a great quote that was sent to me.

"its not the critic that counts not the man/woman who points out how the strong man/woman stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better, the credit belongs to the man/woman in the arena whos face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly... who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends him/herself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at worse if he/she fails at least fails while dareing greatly. so that his/her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who never have known neither victory or defeat." - teddy roosevelt

Don't listen to the critics, they tend not to take risks or be pioneers. My advice, as someone who has failed spectacularly and often, is....feel the fear and do it anyway. Being sucessful in God's eyes is having the courage and faith to just go for what you think HE is calling YOU to.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Danny Daniels

This is just a quick request for those prayers amongst you to pray for my old friend and hero in the faith Danny Daniels. Danny's wife Cher has been ill, so please pray for a swift recovery. They are a fantastic couple who continue to serve, teach and minister above and beyond.

Check out Danny's site here

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I'm feeling got at ..Part 2

Just to follow on from the "Born Under a Bad Sign" thread below, the mishaps continue. Last night we went to a dinner in Edinburgh with other guys from church, the meal was good as was the company. 5 miles from home on the the motorway I heard a clunk and noticed sparks flying out the back of the car. My wife was driving, so she pulled over and I got out to see that the exhaust had fallen of. You can imagine my muttering as I stood by the side of the road on a rainy January night looking at my broken car.
Well we got some assistance about 40 minutes later and got home. Can't wait to see what today brings ;)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Climbing on the Rollercoaster

Phew...survived to 2007, had a great trip down south (will update later).

Just strapping myself in for the year we go!