Sunday, February 25, 2007

Headin' for the Coast

The title of this Blog will change soon as we've got a big move ahead of us. We are moving to Colchester in Essex to take the reigns at the Colchester Vineyard. The current pastors, our friends Sam and Andy Vincett, are leaving to pastor the Southend Vineyard in place of the Barbers who are off to Leicester. Anyway, more details soon but those of you that know how, please pray hard, fast etc, as we'll need it. The priorities are House, Jobs and income.

Here we go, the next chapter......

Monday, February 19, 2007

To Hull and Back!

I just arrived back from a weekend hanging out with the folks from Hull Vineyard. I spent Saturday night at a retreat centre in North Yorkshire at their "reaching your potential" conference. Then Sunday it was down to Hull itself to check out the monthly evening worship service. Today we did a bunch of video footage at the Vineyard Records UK offices for the Songteach web site. I demonstrated a few songs, and went over various guitar techniques. Had a great time and they are all very hospitable and a great bunch to hang out with. After a 4 and a half hour drive this evening though, it's great to be back with the family at home.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Abba Father

My 7 month old son can't of course speak yet, but he has been making word like sounds. He's learning how to use his voice. The one word that keeps coming from his lips is "abba". Now I'm not going to claim that this has some super spiritual significance, as it's probably just the easiest sound to make. However the Lord reminded me this morning that to cry "Abba" is our default setting. If it were possible to reboot humans to pre-fall times this is what would come out of their mouths first. Actually, even post-fall this is the supressed cry of our hearts. We are made for relationship with uor heavenly Father.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Trent Vineyard

As I'm in a "youtube" mood still, I thought I'd post up a video of the guys from Trent Vineyard in Nottingham. This is a great song and they're good guys. This is a very honest heartfelt, worship song...the kind I like!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Powerful Stuff

I never cease to be inspired by the "Seeger Sessiosn" album. I was watching this today on DVD and the goosebumps hit me. Enjoy....

Never rest on your laurels

Funny how things turn out. Things have changed completely in the last few months. It's been a journey and a half and we're not where we throught we'd be. But very glad we are. Never get comfortable or think you've got it worked out. Likewise never despair and think that there is no hope as God has a habit of changing things in an instant, and then you go....ah, that's why that happened. God is good, and he keeps you on your toes!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Passion & Soul

What I'd give to write, or even hear, worship songs with this much soul. I'm sure they are out there. This is the late great Billy Preston, enjoy.

Friday, February 02, 2007


I'm flying down to the south of England tomorrow to check out some options and meet a few people. Things are changing for us fast, I'll keep you updated!