SERMON: Abounding in Thanksgiving

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The above sermon was preached at Jubilee Church on Sunday 31st May. Here are the notes I preached from: Colossians 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. I am, just like you, grateful in light of all God has done. We celebrated vision day, then international day, thankful to God What could we better look at in God’s word than an exhortation to abound in T … [Read more...]

Reflecting on twenty years with the same wife, church and career

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Today and yesterday I've spent multiple hours carefully completing a General Medical Council Revalidation Appraisal From. If you are a UK Doctor you will know all about this (or if you don't you better find out very quickly!)  But for those of you who are not, this process is a very scary one as for the first time in my twenty year long career, I have to prove that I am worthy to carry on practicing as a doctor.A big part of completing such a form is reflecting. This is something I have not … [Read more...]

Four meetings with water

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My son George is a real cute one sometimes. Tonight when I was tucking him into bed he prayed as follows:Thank you Lord that I had four meetings with water today: Shower in the morning, swimming at school, the rain, and shower in the evening. Amen! … [Read more...]

Happy 18th Birthday to Tamasin Warnock

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When I first started blogging I thought this site would be of most interest for my family. I thought that I might write things that my children would read in future years. The rest of you have kind of evicted my family as the primary audience over the years. Well today, this is a post for US, but you are welcome to look in.As I write, 8 years ago yesterday, our fifth child was born, George. Although he was only born at around 5pm we were home within a couple of hours and preparing for … [Read more...]

Tamasin Warnock’s charitable trip to South Africa

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My eldest daughter is now seventeen. I do not know what has happened to all those years!Next month we will be waving her off on a trip to South Africa. She will be spending three weeks of her summer renovating classrooms in a township school, and teaching children who have not had the fortunate upbringing she has. Some of the children may well be AIDs orphans.I am very proud of her. She is working with Hillcrest, and is expected to raise her own funds. Through quiz nights, cake … [Read more...]

What is relational Christianity?

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When I was just four I became a part of a family of churches that was subsequently called Newfrontiers. Terry Virgo was the founder of that group. One of our rallying calls was a call to "relational Christianity." This call is as relevant now as it has ever been. A few days ago Terry posted a couple of tweets about this: You are welcome to church life shaped & formatted by business psychology and procedure. I prize brotherly love and comradeship always!— Terry Virgo (@TerryVirgo) May 2 … [Read more...]

Guest post from Mrs W: “Regarding Wet Ugg Boots”

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My wife wrote this humorous little ditty, and as I haven't been posting anything much lately due to my January semi-fast from social media, she agreed to let me publish it here.  Please let her know here what you think of it in the comments section below and be nice to her, she is my wife! A silly poem fabricated in my mind during my rainy walk this morning with Albert, a poke at how we can get stressed about silly things! (From a Christian's perspective):It's raining on me Ugg … [Read more...]

The best of the blog: 2012

Most years, at around this time I like to review the highlights of my blogging year. 2012 has certainly been an exciting year in the life of this blog.The year began promisingly with "How Great is our God" trending on Twitter, and in January I wrote on how the Church is meant to be a refuge, and how to move the immoveable God.In February I preached on the three phases of faith, a sermon that might surprise some of my Reformed friends. I also wrote a simple post, that once again reminded … [Read more...]

“I’ll never give up. You’ll never let go” a pick me up by my wife, Andree Warnock

My darling wife has written what I think is a rather nice poem. Tell her what you think of it in the comments section: Let love and mercy Never leave me Your wisdom and strength Be mine Give me the hope That never fails Give me the wind That fills my sailsI lift up my head And everything changes I think of your majesty Throughout the ages There is a reason For every season To glorify you In meOh quiet my heart And make me still I see that my cup Isn’t empty but full It’s overflowing With eve … [Read more...]

A graphical weekend with my daughter – revising Chemistry GCSE Higher level Science EdExcel

My daughter is really an artist rather than a scientist.  But I am quite proud of what we just produced. This is the joys of having a 15 year old. You get to remind yourself what it was like to be stuck in revising.  I secretly quite enjoy working with her on all this.  And most of the time I think she is glad that her old man still just about remembers at least some of his science and can usually work out the rest!Anybody else out there doing a similar thing this weekend? … [Read more...]


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