Simple Things

Simple Things

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

#60 of 365

A chilled out evening with my housemate and discovering possibly one of the coolest websites ever! Check out

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

#58 of 365

being loved by my church family

#57 of 365

Thinking your world is crashing apart and then realising it's not

Monday, November 06, 2006

#56 of 365

One for yesterday, being in church, listening to two brill sermons and being reminded that our sin died with Jesus on the cross so we are not captive to it anymore and also our resurrection is as certain as Christ's was! Woohoo

#55 of 365

I do not want to suffer the wrath of Steffy B, so now I have broadband I will continue this little quest and just finish a lot later than you guys!!

So, today the joy is my housemate is coming back so I won't be on my own in this house anymore, woo!

Friday, September 29, 2006

#54 of 365

After a ridiculous pause I should try and fill in all the gaps I guess but to be honest I think i'd just rather do it for longer...
So today's is... Having a hearty meal that only took 6 minutes to prepare from beginning to end and enjoying it thoughougly!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

#53 of 365

Being able to revel in feeling manky. Sitting on the sofa, watching tele and drinking lots of clean cold water (Something to be joyful about on its own!).

#52 of 365

Playing frisbee with a friend on the green while the sun was setting

#51 of 365

Listening to Marcus Honeymonster and being struck anew with the message of Phillipians. God is good man

#50 of 365

An impromptue visit to the beach where the sand was hot and the water cold. Watching daddies with little girls. Ah the simplicity

#49 of 365

Sitting in the boiling heat with feet dipped in icy water. Enjoying the company of a good friend. Cooking rice pudding on a BBQ. Listening to small children whose main concern with each other is 'How old are you?'... and then they are friends. Ah, the simplicity!

#48 of 365

Watching old programmes that you used to love that you haven't seen in ages. And all the feelings of an age gone by coming back!

#47 of 365

Adoption, redemption, justification and sanctification

#46 of 365

Catching up with friends, always nice

Monday, July 10, 2006

#45 of 365

Falling asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow! Joyful!

#44 of 365

Remembering so many memories when I went back to my primary school - I loved that place! And a teacher still remembered me!

Dancing and singing and smiling at my friends doing Abba-Toire!

#43 of 365

Seeing my Grandad (89) and his girlfriend laughing so much that they almost cried!

#42 of 365

Having enough good things to mean I'll be unpacking for the next week!

#41 of 365

Being in a boiling hot car and then being able to sit outside having my lunch while it started to rain!

#40 of 365

Going on an interview, getting the right result, and getting a Chritian interviewer!

#39 of 365

A train with air-conditioning!

#38 of 365

Lunch with friends and copious amounts of sunshine!

#37 of 365

Sitting outside in the evening sunshine having a barbeque, watching hot air balloons fly over!

#36 of 365

Finishing a job,knowing that it was totally right that you did it!
Being in a room full of friends knowing there is no where else you want to be.

Friday, June 30, 2006

#35 of 365

Man alive, one of the best feelings in the world has to be when you are boiling hot and ultra thirsty and you eventually sit down to a glass of ice cold water!

#34 of 365

Having a day filled with so many different things.... watching 2 Disney films, walking through the park, having roast dinner, doing a bible study and chatting lots. Best of all it was with my favouritist relaydeez!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

#33 of 365

Screwing up my face, making popping noises, puckering my lips and twitching my nose. To the normal person insanity to my friend Charlotte (6 months) fantastic!

#32 of 365

Writing thankyou letters realising that it's very cool I have people to be so thankful to!

#31 of 365

So Monday... hmm. Have left it too long, can't remember... think spending an evening doing really nothing is a simple thing... I'm sure when I'm totally busy I'd die for an evening like that!

#30 of 365

Fantastic day. Chatting to a lady at church who had managed to find my blog through the wonders of google when she was googling the vicar (a woman after my own heart!). Anyways she was really encouraged by reading it and I was very encouraged by her being encouraged... so this is for you!

#29 of 365

Actually getting round to going to my local country park and walking up the summit to get a brilliant view over Lancashire. Pair that with eating strawberries and it not raining and it's all good!

Friday, June 23, 2006

#28 of 365

Was looking at a little birdie today out my window and it was looking at me eating a worm and I was just thinking that God looks after and provides for that bird... how much more for me. I am taken care of 100% sweet!

#27 of 365

hmm... lots of rain and I was under a roof nice and warm.

#26 of 365

Jesus loves me this I know... for the bible tells me so! Wahoo

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

#25 of 365

I just love it when you have been talking about a song that you like and then ten minutes later it comes on the radio. Good ol sing song!

#24 of 365

I love the simplicity and universitality of board games. Watching Huw today nearly pop a vein in this head becasue he was laughing so much at the game and then laughing until my belly hurt with the rest of the team was magic

#23 of 365

Sleep. Sleep is a joyful thing. Being so tired that you know when your head hits the pillow you'll be out. mmm

#22 of 365

Second wedding in two weeks, also fantastical! The simple things I enjoyed that day were all in combination at the same time, which makes for a very good afternoon. There was hot weather, good buffet, great views, an hour in the avo of chilled out time. It was one of the most chilled out weddings I think I've been to. Twas great!

#21 of 365

hmmm, had to think hard about today's. Travelled down to Chard today and felt so horifically ill all the way down I guess I didn't notice much. Something I do remember enjoying tho was at the wedding rehersal in the evening the sound of the acoustic guitar when plugged in was amazing. It went from simple strummy guitar to something so rich and enjoyable... love it!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

#20 of 365

2 today - Like Kath, the feeling and joy of both Crouch scoring and my friends big whoop reaction to it, it was a very cool moment after enjoying a BBQ.
- Second, babysitting. The baby starts screaming but you manage to calm it down and then keep an eye on the joyous baby monitor as the screen stays perfectly still, no wiggly lines. It's a beautiful moment knowing a little one is in the land of nod!

#19 of 365

Sitting with a bunch of old lady Christians knowing that we're all in the same big family even tho are lives are miles apart!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

#18 of 365

Clouds man... they looked just awesome today and I think I just realised that they never look the same. God created them so beautiful and yet we so often forget to look up more!

#17 of 365

Lying down in bed, in a warm house, under a duvet and on a matress. How many people in the world don't have that!

Monday, June 12, 2006

#16 of 365

Getting pushed head first into a paddling pool when it was boiling hot was nice. Listening to two litlle boys laughing themselves silly over a computer game with a man on a bike. Those laughs were just totally unadulterated, wonderful

#15 of 365

Another fantastic day. Having cooked breakfast with another 10 people over a family dining table was cool. As was playing frisbee in the park. As was watching a game that was totally boring but with friends was good. As was going with friends to a pub to watch the world go by, having good food, playing games with no lenghty preparation or implements. As was an early night

#14 of 365

Saying goodbye. Maybe not totally joy but knowing that I was placing all those people into God's care to see them again was cool. As was being able to write notes to people telling them how they impacted your life.. words can never sum that up

#13 of 365

man what a great day. Highlights would be eating burnt marshmellows around a campfire AND
listening to guitar in the outdoors AND
hearing 60 voices unite to The Lord is gracious and compassionate and Amazing grace whilst staring into a fire which lit peoples faces up real nice. Totally awesome

#12 of 365

Listening to people who have had a really tough year be brutally honest made me cry but not because of what actually happened to them rather they were tears of joy about how happy and grateful they were that they were part of God's family and he sustained them and will never leave them

#11 of 365

A few for today:
10p can buy you blue ice in a tube when everything else around you is boiling - oh the joy AND
birds always sound happy AND
sitting on a swing with a friend in the sun is top AND
sitting on the grass and playing with daisys should be done more often!

#10 of 365

Today I think it hit me how different all Christians are and thats really cool! AND another thing that filled me with joy is the content feeling your tummy gets when its had a good meal in relaxed company

#9 of 365

Today I was greeted by my friends dog who seemed so bowled over to see me. I love the way animals can make you feel when they're like that!

#8 of 365

At the wedding I went to I just kept seeing the bride and groom catch each others eye from across the room, that gaze said it all

#7 of 365

I'm on right royal catch up today after being on conference and at a wedding... so let's cast our minds back to last Friday...

Getting things done fills me with joy and last friday I had a mammoth to do list and I got it all done, thats makes me a very happy lady!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

#6 of 365

I just love (and try to remember more often) that I do a job where I can sit in a uni lecture hall hearing Jesus be explained in a relevant way to a bunch of non-believers over lunch, then hang about as the gospel is chatted through to people and then go and sit with a friend/boss and talk through why my job has been so great all before 3 o'clock in the afternoon when there are a lot of people in 9 to 5 jobs who hate it.

I'm very blessed.

#5 of 365

Had team day today and we went down to the local park which has a brand new rather swish duck pond. We then spent the next 10 minutes feeding the ducks. Beko got chatting to this little lad and it just struck me that no matter what age you are feeding the ducks is a very rewarding trip out, it was great. (Exept for Povey who was trying to hit as many ducks as possible with the bread... think he'd of made great friends with the 10 year old!)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

#4 of 365

Giving a friend a hand then sitting down round a big kitchen table with a brew, talking about church, how much we love it and really savouring conversation between two girls who love their Lord. Sweet. (Plus mint magnums....mmmmmmmmmm!)

#3 of 365

Day late again... maybe I should start a theme! Well I had a great day yesterday, BBQ with friends from church. Just love BBQ's, chatting about God over a good pork chop holding a pint with the Sound of Music on in the background... beltin

Monday, May 29, 2006

#2 or 365

day behind all ready.... argh! Church today was good. During communion was sat at the back and smiling at my friends little baby Charlotte. It took one smile by me and she burst into laughter (she's only just started doing this). It was one of those beautiful moments.. a little thing thinks i'm funny!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

#1 of 365

Well my first post of 365... I cannot guarantee they will be every day however is the joy of a magical mystery smoothie maker! Man alive half price in the Debenhams sale and I love it! truly love it. It makes me feel healthy, yet I have fun and it's so easy to clean! Great Joy... picture will follow!

Small Beginnings

I've just joined the revolution! What a great idea. Just as I'm sat in the house alone with this being a week long prospect and feeling a bit low, I stumble across Bish mentioning Becci's blog idea. And here I am!