Tuesday, April 08, 2003

I deleted a post I had here, saying that I was kinda against war. To be honest I kinda put that up to fit in with the majority of my blog peers in their anti-war stance, because I could see their point of view, but didn't neccesarily agree. Didn't want to seem like some war-hungry, blood-thirsty heathen. I think that the scenes in Baghdad speak for themselves.
Congrats to Dave and Glen on the arrival of their new sprog. Kirsten Zoe, nice name. However I can't help but feel a little bit sorry for Dave who still has yet to obtain a little Dave Jnr to take to the footy. Never mind, eh Dave? And just think of all those weddings you'll have to fork out for!!!! Seriously though, all the best to the Dunlops and congrats again...

Monday, April 07, 2003

I'm just throwing out an invitation to anyone who fancies getting a wee group together to head down to a club called Skye in Belfast some saturday night. You can check out a wee review here. It'll be funky house all night, so if you like the music off that lynx ad with the guy dancing (and who doesn't???) by Room 5 then you should have no reservations about the tunes @ Skye. I've never been so it'll be a new experience for me as well.....

I'm not expecting a big response but thought I'd give it a bash
Sorry folks that I've neglected the old blog recently. We had a wee fight but now we've kissed and made up......

So I thought since Bush moved in just down the road today, I thought I'd better throw my 2p in (is that the correct phrase??) about this whole war....Forgive me if I offend you but I'm entitled to my opinion....Can open, worms everyhere......

Basically I'm really pissed that these anti-war protests are still going on....Like fair enough if you're anti-war, but like the things started so give it a rest. Believe me, Bush and Blair know that some people are super - pissed; they've got the message. They aren't gonna pull out of Iraq. I doubt if the content of the meeting will run along the lines of 'Well I think after spending all this money on sending weapons and troops out there that we should bring them all back. Especially since we're getting a bit close to Baghdad, maybe we should leave them alone after all.......' NO!! It's not gonna happen. Also I seen a protester on the news tonight with a sign saying 'Bomb Bush' What the hell is that about!!!! 'Peace on earth man.....but land a scud on George's head first' What are these people actually against???

I watched 'We Were Soldiers' th'other night. If you've seen it before, you'll know what an absolutely heart-wrenching movie it is. So I'm watching this movie and in total shock at what these men did in Vietnam. Then at the end it gives the names of all the soldiers who died in this particular battle the film focuses on. These people died for their country. Sons, Brothers, Fathers were taken away because they believed in something so much that they gave their lives for it. And that's what our boys are doing out there. They are putting themselves at risk so that we can live in a world that is free of an evil and oppressive dictator like Saddam. So whether you're anti or pro-war, lets support the soldiers that our away from their loved ones fighting for our country, and remember them and their families in our prayers...

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

I was walking thru uni today on the way to a lecture after grabbing some lunch. As I passed by people, I wondered what was going thru their minds? What were they thinking about? Maybe thay had just failed an exam? Did they hate their course? Maybe some had just broken up with a boyfriend or girlfriend? Maybe last night they met the girl of their dreams.....Had they woke up in their own bed or in the bed of some random who they might not see again? Maybe they were thinking about that relative who had been diagnosed with cancer? Or maybe they had just been told they themselves had two years to live? Maybe they've just found out they're pregnant? Maybe they know God.....maybe they dont.....

It hit me like a ton of bricks that we don't have a clue what goes on in the mind of people.....We don't know what their circumstances are......so even if you only speak to somebody for five minutes, show them God's love. It might just make a difference.....

Monday, February 17, 2003

Evening all.....

Just back from a great weekend @ Cultural Shift in Southampton with Rice, Ruth and Rach ( and Claire and Graham). Great craic as well as a real feeling of God's presence during the whole conference. Thanks to God also for keeping us safe and sane during the bus journeys! There were four 'seminars' in total and some things really struck me and I'd just like to share them, and you can let me know what you think.....

Firstly something Pete Greig said about teams and mission, particularly ones that are far away, and as we all know cost a lot of cash. Basically he was saying that we shouldn't let money get in the way of following God's call to go to places. Sometimes we say stuff like 'Yeah I'm just praying that God will give me the money to go' while we listen to our minidisc players and enjoy all the other expensive gizmos and stuff that we have but could really do without. He challenged us not to wait for God to just drop a wad of cash into our hands, but to sell stuff we don't need if we really feel led to go somewhere. It's a small sacrifice to make when we consider what God has done. I'm not having a go at anyone but I thought it was very interesting....

On the Saturday Carl Trinion was giving us a good ol' kick up the arse by asking us how serious are we about our sins? Are we gutted when we sin? Or do we just think 'Oh well God is gracious and he will forgive me, so it doesn't matter what I do'. Personally, the latter applies to my own life and that is something that I have to change. He gave us the example of water. He was saying how much he loved water, and would jump into a lake or river whenever he could. But he also knew that he could drown and that water could take his life. That's the same with God and we can't take him for granted. It's so hard to do though and how many times do we know we're gonna commit sin before we do it...God's grace is a precious gift and I can't abuse in the way I currently am...

Later kids

Monday, February 10, 2003

Check out the ECCO website. They're a couple of guys who run this organisation basically providing a support group and community for christians and clubbers. As well as focusing on what exactly it means to be a christian in the club culture, they organise alternative worship services on thursday nights. It's a great idea (in my opinion) so do keep these guys in your prayer as they try to figure out where God is leading them and how they can make God a real influence in this culture....

Monday, February 03, 2003

Did anyone see the program tonight about Michael Jackson? If so then please gimme your comments. Is he the world's most understood man, or the world's biggest wack job? I dunno, but let me know what you think....
Well the snow finally came. Hurrah!! cried the children!!! Alas all is not well when the white stuff falls. Indeed this morning was a prime example. In fact today was in general pretty crappy. First of all my journey into uni this morning, instead of taking the customary 45 minutes took a ridiculous three hours!!! I dunno what the craic was, musta been an accident near belfast but the road into carryduff was (to be said in a jamaican accent) total gridlock man!! Patience was indeed tested. I'll still go out and make a snowman though!!! Hee-Hee!!! I also got my exams results and failed one so it means I'll have to repeat in the summer so that could blow some plans out of the water. Hopefully not though.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

To try and spruce up the old blogger I've stuck a games room which you can get at the bottom of the page. I know it looks outta place but I don't know enough html to get it in the correct position. If anybody does then please spread the wealth (of knowlege) so that I make it look semi-professional instead of the botched operation which has happened.
Anyway the games are provided by miniclip.com and there's some quality games and features to waste away the hours with. You will need flash and shockwave to get all the games but these will download automatically if you don't have them.

Enjoy anyway.....