Monday, October 31, 2005

Everone's got different views

I have to apologise profusely to all those people who said "I can't leave feedback on your blog because i don't have a blog and can't leave comments anonymously"
It turns out you were right . . . you couldn't leave comments!
but hopefully now that has been resolved so i hope to hear the views of "non-bloggers" on a regular basis.

And rest assured despite my hectic timetable, there will be something new to comment on in the next few days

As they say . . . .watch this space . . . . . . .

Friday, October 21, 2005

'Cause we're all Gods children

The titles are getting even more strained now, but this is still a song lyric so I'm not doing too badly.

I was walking down Smithdown Road the other day and passed one of those church billboards that display various gospel messages against a lurid fluorescent background. This one was different though, and despite the fact that I was too far away to know what the writing said I was strangely drawn to it and crossed the road to investigate further.

on it was the opening of Psalm 19 and for some reason, in a very cheesy cliche Christian sense, it just seemed really true. So I decided to share it with anyone who happens to read my blog.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands"

Wouldn't it be great to remember this passage next time we look out of the window and complain that its raining and cold and miserable. It's an amazing blessing from God that we're here at all so lets rejoice and give him the praise he deserves!

And now for the shameless plug now that I have everyones attention.

"24/7 Prayer!"

I can't help feeling that there is a lack of prayer around at the moment. I know everyone has work to do and even within Christian circles we have meetings to plan and events to co-ordinate and run but - in a similar theme to the verse above - its only by God's grace and blessing that any of these things can happen, let alone be a success.

So, please consider calling in a the Anglican Chaplaincy for this week of God centered prayer and I pray that we all come out of it with a renewed enthusiasm and passion for prayer.

Monday, October 17, 2005

When he feels down he puts some rock and roll on . . .

Apologies for the strained title of todays Blog but I decided that all my titles would be borrowed from song lyrics and that was the most appropriate I could think of!

After a hard day yesterday I realised that I retreat into a musical haven by playing certain songs or bands that somehow just make me feel relaxed and put me in a good mood.

Do other people do the same? and if so, what is your music of choice? Do you have that song or maybe that band that puts you in a better frame of mind?

As a starting point I'll tell you that I listened to a relatively unknown band called The Kinks who I'm sure people are fed up of me talking about - they were big in the sixties but then transformed into a stadium rock act in america in the 70's - 80's.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Disillusioned by the promises they made?

Good Morning, despite much advise not to begin debate on this subject the topic of blog today will be "who should be the next leader of the conservative party . . . .place bet now!"
It doesn't matter whether you are a political genius or you just like the name of one of the candidates, whoever you are and whatever your reasons i'd like to know your choice as leader. I'll also add now that i'll try to be objective in my comments and that i'm not trying to support or decry the conservatives and do not want a debate about how good or bad they are compared to other parties etc etc. The question is love them or hate them, who should be the next leader?

The Candidates

David Cameron - At 39 a young pretender to the throne and a very accomplished speaker and politician but can he lead the party with policy decisions?
Liam Fox - Frankly, doesnt stand much chance. campaigning for the same supporters a david davis, and there aren't too many of them
David Davis - Has proved he could do the job but is unknown. Could he hold the party together?
Ken Clarke - A bruiser from the Thatcher years he has the populist appeal, the experience and could certainly take on Blair, Brown et al. At 65 may be considered to old and his previous Europhile views will haunt him for a while

There you go, thats them all . . . . doesnt look too good does it! Feel free to include your own suggestions although i have already checked and Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street will not be entering the race!

For what its worth my backing goes to the Big Beast, Ken Clarke, anyone else?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hello, Good Afternoon and Welcome

This is my inaugural posting on my very own blog. I don't intend to write much but heres a question. . . .where does the term "blog" originate from?