Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tweasure yor wuv.

So. It is official.

I finally managed to hook the fabulous Dori, and get her to agree to spend the rest of her life with me.

Now, the only important question is....

How do I get her to agree to this wedding?


Hoo Ha Ha!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

She said “yes”


Today I asked the fabulous Dori to be my fish-wife, and she said “yes.”

Photo-0124_thumb[11]The story of how we got together is just an amazing one filled with GOD’s hand.  Clearly even His infinite patience was wearing thin with us trying to get it right on our own.  Smile

This day is just made of pure awesome!

Hoo Ha Ha!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

FISH in the Reads/Reeds


I love to read. 

On a good day, I can devour an entire fiction novel in one sitting, maybe over a weekend for larger books.

Yet I have never really spent a lot of time reading Christian fiction.  That’s right, I still consider Frank Peretti to be the cutting edge of edgy spiritual fiction, and that nobody can top C.S. Lewis for some good fantasy.

But I am aware of the fact that there is an entire world of inspirational Christian Fiction out there.  I even aspire to write it one day.  So I suppose it was about time that I learned to appreciate it.

So it is probably a good thing that my girlfriend, Dori, is quite an expert on Christian Fiction.  She has been introducing me to works by Ted Dekker, Adam Blumer and others.

(She also likes Twilight, but nobody’s perfect.)


So while up until now I have been reviewing Christian Non-Fiction books on this blog, I will now be starting a new series called FISH in the Reads (Fish in the Reeds.  Get it?)  If I am going to be a FISH (Faithful in Serving HIM) then I need to be soaking myself in good, Christian Fiction as well as the secular fiction I read.  So I will be looking (possibly with some help) at how we can serve God in our reading patterns.

Do you read Christian Fiction?  Can you recommend anything/anyone?
Do you think it matter whether we read Christian fiction or not?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Spiritual Armour

Despite allegations that I have been very quiet this year, I would remind you that I did in fact have a lot to say during Lent.  Just not here. That’s because it was on my other blog.  FISH for Lent is where I try to post a daily thought for the whole period from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. 

This year I chose the theme of The Armour of GOD.

ArmorOfGod-1_49213259_stdStand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6)

I found the experience of preparing each day’s ruminations so valuable in terms of my own learning and growth, that I decided to do the series in my Cell-Group.  So for the last two months we worked our way through each item of the armour. 

We asked ourselves (and GOD):
1.Why was that characteristic or item important?
2.Why was it compared to that item of armour?
3.How do we put on that item and use it to defend ourselves?

q_p81003It was actually quite a valuable series, and there was a lot of discussion around each week’s lesson.  I think sometimes we gloss over this passage in Ephesians, and don’t focus on what it really meant to Christians of the day, and still to us today.

It went so well, that I am actually considering turning the lessons and daily devotionals from the blog into a booklet, and seeing who else is interested in doing the course.

What about you?  Do you ever think about the Armour of God?
Do you find it useful?  Or is it just a pretty metaphor?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here again.

I realise I have been a little scarce lately. 

You probably haven’t heard from me for a while.

Blame it all on Dori.  I can’t help it that I have such an awesome girlfriend.