Sunday, January 22, 2006

Out of the Office for a week

Just to say that I am not going to be blogging for the next 6 days, as I am going to Relay 2. This is our second training week for all the Relay workers across the country. I cannot wait to see and catch up with some good friends and be able to encourage one another, pray for each other and study the Bible together, as well as have loads of fun- particuarly looking forward to the Karaoke choices of each region!!

I'm sure there will be lots to tell when I return.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Babies are so cute!

The last couple of days have been baby central for me! Yesterday after our London prayer meeting, I went to visit a good friend of mine in North London who is about 3 weeks away from having her first baby. It was great to see her and catch up. The best bit about seeing her, was for the first time in my life, after Gwyn had pointed out to me, I was able to feel the head, foot and hand of the baby when touching Gwyn's stomach!!

HOW AMAZING IS THAT? It just made me think about how awesome God's creation is and that He knitted that baby together in her womb! It blows my mind!

And today I went to the 30th birthday party of my old youth worker and him and his wife have a 3 month old baby. I just love seeing how parents interact with their kids and love them so much! It's brilliant! But I have to say that after a weekend of 'babyness' I am feeling quite broody! Not a good thing considering I'm not married or even attached!!But at least I can cuddle them, but if they start crying I can just give them back!!
One last thing- I learnt something today which I didn't realise happened but now I think about it it does make sense- is that babies wee in the womb!! It might just be me being stupid and not realising this, but that means that they must be surrounded by their own wee?! Any medical students or clever people care to expand on this phenomenon, it would be appreciated! Sorry to bore you with baby stuff but I'm a girl, give me a break!!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Loving the Neighbours action!

I know I go on about Neighbours but it is the only soap I watch and have done since I was about 6! It was always "watch Neighbours and then straight to bed!" I'd like to point out that that routine has changed these days!!

But I love it! Especially when Harold prayed today! Brilliant! What a legend!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What a tradegy!!


OH MY WORD! If you did not catch Neighbours at lunchtime, you have to watch it this evening! It is a disaster! I can't believe it's happened. When I was watching it yesterday I was deeply touched when Harold told David that he loved him but then straight away thought "He is going to die"! Me and my housemate both gasped in disbelief at the same time, but it is the way things go in soaps- you get your life back on track, you couldn't be happier with your spouse and everything seems to be perfect- then the writers kill you off and make the avid watchers cry!

One thing that was semi-good about todays episode was seeing how different characters reacted to knowing that they might die. Probably sounds silly, but made me realise I don't know if I tell people I love that I love them enough. So a lesson learnt from Neighbours today- it's going to be a dramatic couple of weeks!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Struck by grace again!!

I have just been writing my mid year review about how Relay has been going for me so far. I was at the 'What have you been learning this year' question and was quite overwhelmed by how much God has been teaching me. Mainly it has been a continuous reminder of how great His grace is! No matter how many times I mess up or rely on myself for strength and wisdom, God is always there, covering me with His grace. Whilst I was writing it reminded me of a great song and fab lyrics from a guy called Andy Flannagan.

"I will return to you and say, I am not fit to be your slave, for I have sinned and turn away
My journey home is filled with fear, of what I'll find when I draw near, is there a welcome for me here.

Then running towards me a beautiful sight, A Father who loves his own, He's standing before me, exploding with life, so I offer up my own.

Into your open arms, into your open arms, into your open arms, I throw myself
Into your open arms, into your open arms, into your open arms, your arms of saving grace.

You know how faithfully I've served, all your commands I have observed, yet He recieves what I deserve.
Have I forgotten where I stand, taken for granted who I am, a child held in my Father's hands.

So come to the table and join in the feast, where joy and grace abound
For once I was dead but now I'm alive, I was lost but now I'm found."

What amazing words that reflect how gracious and loving our Heavenly Father is! I love that image of us running into His arms and getting a big hug from a Father that loves us so so much!

I highly recommend that you check this guy out as his album is really good, can listen to a couple clips of his songs on http://www.andyflan.com/page.cfm?id=21 Well worth it!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Sorry!

I had to have a quick break from study to send out my heartfelt apologies to all concerned for not blogging for a while. The problem occurs when a)my life has not been all that interesting over the last couple of weeks and b)I dont have a computer in my room so rely on my flatmates generousity, but due to their amount of assignments due in, access to a computer has been scarce.
So I do apologise and will try and get a little better at this blogging lark!