I went to the park on Saturday afternoon and took some pictures, it was such a beautiful afternoon…
I have had soooo little sleep over the last few days! Last night was the Exodus commissioning service, so I met up with the guys on my team. We had a great night, the service was fantastic and it felt so short, even though it was half ten before the service finished, and another hour before we actually left! After that we headed out round to Portstewart for some scran, and then down onto the beach. (Go Pizza Express, by the way, great food!)
By the time I got home and into bed it was 2 am. We then had a fundraising event this morning, a car boot sale, and we were meeting at 6 am to set up etc. So I was out of bed again at 5 am – a whole 3 hours in bed! Great fun. As you can imagine I am knackered now, and am just about to get ready and head to work! Hopefully it will be a nice quiet night, just ally and me in tonight I think.
More later… maybe when I wake out of this semi-zombie like state!
Last night a guy from Calvery Chapel spoke at the Wash Basin, and it was a great night. Think the thing I took from it most was simply to appreciate the word ‘so’ – a word that implies the following word cannot posibly describe what it wants to convey. For example ‘so great’ meaning its greater than the word great can describe.
Last night we also launched a new team, called the Love Foundation. It will endevour simply to say ‘we love you’ to some of the very special people in our lives. To launch last night, they presented Tony with a wee dog. It was beautiful to watch these guys with tears in their eyes as they just showed him how much we appreciate him. I have to admit, there were tears close to my eyes too. The transformation in Tony’s life has been incredible.
It got me thinking about ‘broken’ people again. The WB has afforded me the opportunity to meet so many people from walks of life I never imagined… drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. It seems to be these guys that have the greatest capacity to love. Maybe it is like the guy said last night, maybe it is because their deliverance has been great. It’s playing on my mind heavy at the minute, I re-read Red Moon Rising again (very strategic book for school CU!) and have a quote running through my head…
What if God is calling us as a generation, to feel the pain all around us. This truly is a generation that seems to be hurting more profoundly than any other- just look at the suicide rates, among young people especially. And we know that prayer changes everything. So what if, as God calls us back to prayer, He’s really calling us to hurt? To feel the pain around us. To weep for the broken people. To meet them in their pains, rather than ‘pray from a distance’.
Where do we go from here?
… No more exams!! Happy days. Man its been too long since I last posted… sorry guys. Exams are finally over, had my last one this morning, ICT module 2. Went well i think! Now that they’re out of the way I have a bit more free time to concentrate on important stuff – like SonShine week, and the likes.
So next thing… Foy!
The guy is incredible! I went to hear him play in Belfast on Friday night, and he blew me away again. Was the first time i’d heard him perform with a band, and it was impressive- im looking forward to his EP finally coming out. You can check his stuff out here. If you havent heard him yet – make the effort to go see him! Big things are a-coming.
That’ll do for today me thinks.