Sunday, 22 December 2013

PE Island

So, been shown some pictures of the house which LM Montgomery based Anne of Green Gables on. Having never had a huge urge to travel an itch has developed to go there sometime...soon? We will see..for now, planning to rewatch the DVDs soon.

Deadlines

I have a love/hate relationship with them. There is a fine line between a deadline spurring you to activity and completing a task and the deadline being too unrealistic to be able to meet and leaving you panicked and stressed.

Got into a bit of a pickle with something by agreeing to meet a deadline which, on reflection was unrealistic. Why is the word YES with three letters easier to say than NO with just two?! Something to think about because far better to be honest and realistic rather than agree to something and then let people down when you can't do it. Got to deal somewhere with the people pleaser inside...

What is Christmas Really About

Ok...going to just let it all hang out and give Miss Anna's take on Christmas and what it's really about.

So, the most important relationship in the world is the relationship between us and God. Huge gulf created by sin, which is our rebellion against in manifested in numerous ways...hate, envy, lust, deceit, anger..the list goes on. He is holy and perfect and our sin just gets in the way. So he sent his only Son to die in our place so that we didn't have to be punished for our sin and could be friends with God again. And if we trust Jesus as our saviour and turn away from our sin we can be friends with God now and forever and we look forward to a glorious eternity in his company.

That is what should bring a smile to our faces this Christmas...even if we don't get the present we asked santa for (!) or we put on too much weight etc etc...

PS that is just what flowed out my head and heart but re-read once and I agree with what I said!

Driscoll and Malachi

My mate Mark (!) is going through Malachi (Living for a legacy) at the moment and a lot of interesting FaceBook posts have popped up on the area of relationships. Knowing that Driscoll is not afraid to say it as it is regardless of who it might offend I am certain is preaching in this area will be thought provoking and challenging. To be completely honest I have only had time to read one blog posting so far but hope to have time to follow up some more in the Christmas period.