reload The Race by Maurice McCracken

Monday, January 29, 2007

Relay 2 - things people said:

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"God is still God and the Gospel is still true" Anna Mack

"God IS the real God - and the minor prophets are like a mountain range" Me

"The Gospel is that the King has come, and you need to trust him" Jason Clarke

"Let's get into small groups and pray for a very important event: Spurs playing Arsenal tonight [sic]" Anna and Nat

"You made it seem like God isn't really bothered if we accept him or not" (Cat Brooks on my real Gospel talk)

"I was SURE I had chosen the right one" Olly Hallett on one of my not real Gospel talks.

"You are an evil dictator" Jon Norwood on rich and poor day

"Being rich is fantastic, I didn't feel guilty at all" Conscienseless rich person

"We have so much, and it was good to be reminded" Poor person, with lots of conscience

"I think this day is REALLY not hardcore: we should be giving them less food and cold showers" Karen Humphris on the people's revolt.

"It's about LOVING PEOPLE" Tim Chester on social action

"We can put up with the persecution because someone somewhere in the world is praying for us" Cuban Pastor quoted by Karen.

"Ah, the boys session - self image and masturbation" Kenny just about sums it up.

"My lovely lovely horse" The Irish boys

"Follow McCracken and your dreams will all come true" The Scotland Team

"Yet again, I have planned a really BORING seminar" nameless staff member

"God is bigger than you think, change comes through trusting the promises, real joy comes like that" Zephaniah. Roughly.

"I DID learn something by being rich" rich person holding toilet cleaning materials.

"Just wanted to tell you, Anna are going out, have been since September" (me)
"They think it's a gag" Anna.

Thanks Lord. Mo.

We're coming out...

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This dancing boy... going out with this dancing girl (the one looking at the camera, the other is married already)

In the words of the song, we want the world to know.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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Well, a quick blog in a week of madness to say 2 things.

1) This is THE FUNNIEST photo I have ever seen! It's of my friends Marc and Sarah doing their samba roll, that they learned off Strictly Come dancing. Fortunately, they don't do the whole blog thing, so they'll never know I posted it.
Every time I look at I smile. Which I need this week.

2) I have just discovered that somehow I had chosen the option to moderate comments! There was I thinking no one reads my blog any more, when in fact comments from as far back as AUGUST were waiting to be moderated. Sorry everyone. Big up.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

But you got to have friends....

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Well, I have posted about my wonderful friends before on this blog, but I am going to do so again.

Back to Northern Ireland for Christmas brought me back into the sphere of some of my favourite people, for a lot of laughs, fun, food, and more shared experiences. One of which was my school 10 year reunion (10 years after leaving, not starting, sadly). It was great to see some faces I hadn't seen for some time, but it also reminded me that I am really glad that I am still friends with the people I still do see. The most amusing point in the evening was the putting of unleaded into dad's diesel car, having to stop in a dodgy area of Belfast, and the ensuing banter with Marc and Sarah. Althought it's one of those experiences that is really only amusing in hindsight, when we discovered I hadn't ruined Dad's car forever.

Props to Nicola, who is modelling to the rest of us what it really means to live out your Christian faith in the community, in politics, in your hobbies spending time with people who really don't like the Gospel, for taking us to the reunion you didn't really want to go to. Props to M and S for modelling Christian family life with a large dose of laughter. And the amazing articles for the Presbyterian Herald Props to Bron for doing what you think Gods wants you to do even when it is really hard and involves crying in a forest. Props to Chris for not coming on New Year's eve. Not. And props to Emma for having the rest of us singing at your wedding. Really, are you sure that you know what you are doing?

My friends are legends, Shloer-junkies, the kings and queens of rehashing old private jokes, and they show me the Gospel at work. Fair play.

And coming back to the pool late at night to a wamr greeting from a friend, milk in a bottle and the supply of much nice food reminded me that God has given me great friends here too. Big up to Little Mo's massif.