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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Some stories

My brother Josh is a very interesting character, and yesterday, he came into my bedroom and read to me some of the stories he wrote when he was little. Here are 3 of them. He was a very bizarre little boy.

The Knight Who Wanted Some Spurs

Once upon a time there was a knight. And he wanted some spurs. He really wanted some spurs. He really wanted spurs. He travelled all over England he saw other knights had shining spurs, so he asked one knight. The knight said he got them from London. So the knight went to London.


In 1939 i was ready to drive the tank. My mates were Dan and Tim Harman. Then we went to fight. I was on the tank gun. Tim was driving. And Dan had the hatch. I was doing my best. I had already shot 5 German tanks. Dan shut the hatch quickly we had just dodged a shot from a Leopard 2. I swung the gun round and shot an infantry man. In 1945 we came back aching with sores. At least we won the war.


A long time ago in a rain forest there was a leopard he was a very hungry leopard so hungry he could eat an elephant. So he looked very hard just then he saw water going up down up down he ran in the direction then he saw an elephant he ponced on the elephant and eat it.

i love this...

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

i'm bored

2 things i love

My bench coat
My eyes

2 things i hate

music theory
illogical arguing

2 things that make me happy

when people start talking to me on msn - it shows they want to talk to me
when my guinea pigs fall asleep on my knee - it shows their absolute trust in me

2 things that i dream of doing

running a marathon (!!!)
writing a book

2 things i would take with me to a desert island

a bible
a computer

2 of my bestest friends (excluding family)

bex grubb!!!!:D

2 items of food i could live on for the rest of my life


2 of the best films i have ever watched

robin hood, prince of thieves
national treasure

2 of my favourite places

the grubbs

2 things i love to do

read good books
chat to people on msn

2 of the best Christmas present s i could ever get

a dog
a laptop

okay...i'm not inspired anymore:P i'm going out to a video night, but i'm feeling quite bad, coz i had watched a film every day this week (apart from sunday) and i'll watch another one tomorrow, and another one on saturday.

On monday i'm going to the grubbs til friday...

i'm tired...

Friday, October 13, 2006

At YP, we studied Andrew and Peter. We read these verses…

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter).
John 1 v 40-42

Now immediately I thought that Simon and Ben would talk about how much we talk to our non- Christian friends, as that is what everyone usually talks about when looking at these verses.
But this is the jist of what they said.
When we think about Peter, we can think of many instances, and actions that Peter did and said, and we can think of the 2 books of the Bible which he wrote, and think about him at Pentecost, and we think,” Wow what a great apostle, and what a speaker for Christ!” But if we think about Andrew, we can’t say much about him at all. He was more in the background. And yet, it was Andrew that brought Peter to Christ. If there wasn’t any Andrew, then there wasn’t any Peter either. We often just overlook Andrew. And that can sometimes happen in the church.

But, ya know that people have different personalities. Some people do things that everyone notices, like organizing etc. Sometimes in the church you are doing things that no one notices. If you give up afternoons to visit old dears, if you are always washing up in the kitchen after yp or the services or community lunch etc. But just coz people don’t notice you doesn’t mean that God doesn’t notice. You are doing these things for his glory, not for other people to look and praise you for. Like Andrew, we can be a bit of a background person, and no-body says anything about us, but… IT DOESN’T MATTER. God sees what you do and sees your motives. And he rewards justly to his servants.

I found their talk really encouraging, and I (hope!) that you will too. :D

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Am i a heretic i wonder...

You scored as Karl Barth. The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point for all theology.

Which theologian are you?