“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...]

We grieve, but not in the same way as those who have no hope

This is going to be a very personal post, full of reflections on the death just yesterday of my Father-in-Law. But before I get into that, being me, I have to begin with a very important point of Bible understanding.  For I know that many Christians feel secretly guilty for the fact they are grieving.  They ask themselves, "why am I crying when I know that my loved one has gone to a better place?"I hope to reassure all of my readers who are currently in mourning, and every single one of you w … [Read more...]

A year on, and a return to the other country

I have had the pleasure of traveling fairly widely thanks to my job. I travel so often, and at times for such short periods, that I don't always mention on the blog when I am away. But there is one country that I tend to look forward to visiting more than almost any other. I am of course talking about the USA, often referred to affectionately by us Brits as "the other country".I look forward to my trips to the USA because I feel so at home there. I have so many friends there, and so many … [Read more...]

"Jesus was dead what's your excuse?" Guest Post from Mrs Warnock

When reading the story of the resurrection in the gospel of John, my friends and I (all ladies) noticed a small detail which showed yet another way in which Jesus is our ultimate example.  Jesus, having been crucified, spent three days dead in the tomb, was resurrected, and did not think twice about neatly folding his grave clothes before departing the tomb.  He didn't just step out of them like some men do with their trousers!  Jesus didn't make any excuses but tidied up after himself.Now, Ad … [Read more...]

10 Things I learnt on my summer "break"

Following just over a month of this self-imposed near-total break from my online life (obviously not including my paid work!) what have I discovered?Wordpress's auto-publish feature is bullet-proof and a real gift You hardly missed me as a result of 1. and my kind guest bloggers. Indeed, traffic remained pretty high considering it was August. Phil Moore is better than I am at explaining why digital fasts are so important. A week is definitely not long enough It took me much longer before I … [Read more...]

15 years of marriage to the best woman on Earth for me

Mrs Warnock and I have enjoyed married life for 15 years today.  As I reflect on those years I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you.  Truth be told, marriage has been both the most challenging and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. As society seeks to destroy family life, it is crucial that we fight for a true understanding of something that reflects the heart of God himself. Through marriage I have become more aware of my own weaknesses and sin. I have grown i … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – Guest post from Mrs Warnock on transition

I was chatting with my wife, Andrée today as we were getting the notes from Terry's talk ready to publish. I felt like what she had to say was so insightful that I decided to ask her to share it here. So here is a rare guest blogging appearance from Mrs Warnock: As Terry was speaking today I noticed he mentioned the word 'transition' to describe the stage we are at as a family of churches. I found myself thinking about that word, and how it is used to describe a stage of labor before the baby … [Read more...]

A Lovely Way to Start the Year

My lovely wife and I were both sitting here on our laptops next to each other in the lounge while the children were quietly doing things upstairs. It was a truly idyllic scene as my darling was editing the latest chapter of my book that I've been working on in some spare time over Christmas. I hope I haven't neglected the family too much this Christmas—we have had some fun. Anyway, I must confess that, perhaps unsurprisingly, the scene hasn't always been this peaceful this holiday, but it was a … [Read more...]

TOAM08 – Stephen Van Rhyn – Prevailing Under Pressure (Daniel)

Well . . . I’m here! And the Brighton conference has begun. The sense of anticipation and excitement is incredible. Joyful reunions of friends who have been on separate continents are happening everywhere. We are really a family. We are really on a mission.At the beginning of the week, I would ask that you pray for me. It is a busy week for me with typing, interviewing, and, of course, just meeting friends. My jet lag is improving quickly. I was also determined this year, more than usual, to p … [Read more...]

Evidence That Adrian Does Sleep . . .

Hi, Andrée here!People often ask if Adrian ever sleeps; well here's the answer . . . … [Read more...]


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