Thursday, June 30, 2005


Make Poverty History. 2 days til Live8. More importantly, 1 week til the G8 summit.

Yesterday, I rebirthed some work that I did for DNA a few months ago. It was a study of the book of Amos, and it's all about God's heart for justice and the poor. Here are some of the highlights.
'They walk on the poor as if they were nothing, and they refuse to be fair to those who are suffering.' (2:7)
'Listen to me , you who walk on helpless people...You say, 'We can charge them more and give them less, and we can change the scales to cheat the people. We will buy poor people for silver.'' (8:4-5)
'Away with your hymns of praise! They are only noise to my ears. I will not listen to your music. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous living that will never run dry.'(5:23-24)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Nothing Else Compares

Coldplay were so good yesterday. I loved every second of it. Every song was awesome. Weather was great and there was almost a festival atmosphere. Highlights included 'Til Kingdom Come,' 'Yellow,' 'Fix You' and a vamped up 'Clocks' which got faster and faster. Surprisingly it was quite a similar set to the one they did at Glastonbury on Sat, with a complete mix of songs from across their albums. Loved it.
It was defintely worth the tricky train journies which needed a lot of patience. They were a mission but ultimately it was mission accomplished, getting back just before 2 in the morning. I found out some really sad news whilst reading the back of someones paper on the train. I can't believe Richard Whitely has died. I was actually quite upset. Countdown has been a joyous part of my afternoons for years and Chris Martin summed it all up by adding in to the lyrics of 'Everything's not lost,' 'We're sure gonna miss Countdown.'

Thursday, June 23, 2005

More pics from Germany. And we're posing again. Unforunately our plan for this wonderful photo backfired when we realised we were looking directly at the sun!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Weekend home

Ahh it's nice seeing people you haven't seen for a while. Everyone's so friendly. Played some footy down the park yesterday and I'm going to a reunion bbq tonight. And the sun is still scorching. I'm a bit red but my mum's got me some suncream now, so no more burning. I spose mum's are meant to think about these things. DNA at Batteresea tomorrow. Looking forward to the tales from Norway.
Stay cool everyone.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Another reminder of a wonderful couple of weeks.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

taste of the world

Last night blew me away. me, mike and chris went to a cellgroup. There were so many different nationalities there. 3 english 4 german 3 kenyans 1 poland 2 singapore 1 chinese. wow. and how amazing it is when they all get together and worship for over 2 hours. This trip hasnt just been a taste of germany but a taste of the world.

Got the new coldplay album on monday. sounding good but still looking forward to sitting down on my own and banging it up loud!!!!

Day in cologne today.C u soon

Saturday, June 04, 2005

This mountains high

The last couple of days have included doing R.E lessons in schools. It's been great to tackle some stereotypes about church and ask the young people waht they thought about God. One powerful testimony from Tim brought a deadly hush to one class and the teacher even said it was the best lesson she'D EVER HAD WITH THEM. come on!
STreet work yesterday was incredibly challenging.say no more!
PLanning a talk today fór tomorrow morning. I've got a ten minutes slot in a Evangelism seminar. So lets hope it goes well and that I'm not too nervous!!

Funny old evening tonight. As a team we decided to walk up a small mountain which normally takes about 45mins to walk up. It was threatening to rain but we thought we might get away with it. However, about half way up an absoute thunderstorm broke out, lightening included! We got absolutely soaked to the skin a we ran up the steep slopes in an attempt to find shelter at the top. The thunderstorm also made the atmosphere very heavy and we were all sneezing non-stop.
Anyway, ten minutes later the storm had cleared and the views were just about worth it.