Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Once again...

I'm going to moan, about Radio 1. They are still going on about Glastonbury! Argh!

Though having said all of that, the tennis has started (yeay!), but on Monday, John MacEnroe (yes, I had to check how his name was spelt!) was talking about the Concert for Diana, which happens this Sunday, for absolutely ages! (boo!) There's a right time and place to discuss such things, during a tennis match is not one!!

The other thing was the coverage of Paris Hilton emerging out of prison earlier this week. I thought I'd escape it if I watched BBC news - but no - there she was, strutting out of prison! As you can tell I don't enjoy the obsession with celebrities who think breaking the law is the best way of getting some publicity. I'd hate to ask 'what's next?'...

Today, I almost finished the songbooks (both music and words) for St Mike's Youth. Looking forward to taking them on the SAP weekend away. They look really good, and I hope they'll last for a while. Just have to put one more page in the words edition and it will be done - but as with all these things it will continue to grow!

We get our t-shirts for the weekend this evening. They're black and orange! I'm really getting excited about the whole thing now...

Monday, June 25, 2007

Making a tough decision...

Some thoughts while I''ve got some time to myself.

I've decided, with encouragement, to stop searching for jobs that don't suit me. Namely youth ministry jobs. It's been a tough decision to make, as it means leaving what I know and heading home to take time out. I say 'with encouragement' because everyone I have spoken to recognises that God doesn't always speak clearly or loudly in words. The people around me right now understand that a job maybe the end of me, rather than the beginning of God's work in me.

So for those of you who live in the east of the country, be aware, I'm moving home. Another decision that wasn't taken lightly. I'm almost 23 (18 July - I expect gifts!) so it's going to be interesting to be living at home again, after being away for what feels like forever. Thankfully again, I have a great family, who will support me, and friends who will be encouraging.

And finally, what next? There are so many doors to test, and see which one God wants me to walk through. I know I have people praying for me and I'm praying myself, trying not to shut out what God is saying.

I've only got a month left in Bristol and it's starting to dawn on me that my time here (in this beautiful place, full of God's love) is coming to an end.

Pray for those who have a busy week, for those who are heading to Telford for the Student Age Pastorate Weekend away (all 20 of us!), for those who are coping with difficult situations and for all who are seeking God in life, every day.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

In the search of...

...a free computer with a good internet connection!

I was going to blog yesterday, but the connection in our office is having some serious doubts about existing at the moment.
I was also going to show you my posters that I keep harping on about, but that doesn't want to work either!!
Back to song books and emails...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Life is moving on....

Now I think I'm free to say what I like about jobs and job interviews. I've mainly been going for jobs that are ministry based, with young people. Needless to say I am not jumping up and down with excitement about it all. I want to do youth or student work, but I'm not sure I should be doing ministry any more. I'm having a lot of very searching conversations asked of me right now, all of which I think are incredibly valid.

So keep praying for me, it's not that I lack direction, its something else...doors are closing, but I don't feel any are opening.

As for the rest of the week, my brain has been plodding along, getting things done. The posters for the Big Day Out are done and will shortly be put up, in time for everyone to go 'what's this then?' I'm also busy sorting out the St Mike's Youth Song Books for future use! It's exciting to tax my brain with problems to do with putting something together that's going to be used for a long time (hopefully) to come!! I think I may have reached new levels of geekness with my knowledge of photocopiers!!

Friday, June 15, 2007


I have spent the day doing posters and flyers for various events happening in July. It's very exciting to see everything we've planned in words and pictures, and the good news is that we get to have A3 posters very soon.

I'm not going to say too much about yesterday, you can ask if you want. I enjoyed it. I really like Herne Bay and the surrounding area, its great if you want a bit of beach and some sun (except for when it rains and you're eating ice cream!). So now I'm back in Bristol, waiting for a phone call...

Back to those flyers...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I'm in that kind of place again. It's 2 days until my interview at Herne Bay and once again, I'm not quite sure how I feel about it all. That's all really... I'm trusting that God knows what he's doing! I lack confidence with these things, I have done for a while, well since I was 16 really.

I got quite upset about the stabbing in Luton, I don't know why I did, I guess I was a little scared for Karen. Still, she doesn't live in the town centre anymore, so I guess, like she says, she feels safe. Still its a shock to hear bad news from a place you're connected to.

Friday, June 08, 2007

That Friday feeling...'s the weekend, almost...

I have now exhausted my options for getting my laptop back. So now I can start to panic a bit.

Twice this week I have been into St Michael's pre-school to read a story about Jesus helping people and I have totally enjoyed it. I'd forgotten all about the joys of under-fives! They are just constantly asking questions - who are you? What do you do? Are you going to Disneyland this summer? (seriously!)

Anyway...on to the RE:fresh tonight :( because the boys are on the Youth Alpha weekend away. I'm praying for them...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

So it's been a while!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently...there have been a number of things keeping my away from the internet. Namely not having a laptop to just switch on and browse. Yes the stupid thing that has upset me, which is entirely my own fault, was me leaving my laptop on the train last Sunday. I couldn't believe what I'd done, and i'm still waiting for ten days to roll around so I can phone the train company that might have it.

Strangely I feel at peace about the whole thing. I think its probably because I haven't exhausted all of my options just yet, so I'm not as panicky as I could be, and I have most of it backed I've not lost a huge amount of files.

Still keep praying for everything. From job interviews - one on the 14th and another on 25th, both in Kent, to everything that is going on in the final term of the year...

P.S. (a real one this time) I'm ill again, stuff keeps living in my throat and making me feel awful!