NWA08 – Remembering What Really Matters

Imagine my delight to read this post on my darling wife's blog. It was very kind, slightly cheeky, and brought real joy to my heart. It is easy to feel disconnected from the real world while at a conference. But just in case I needed a reminder of the fact that my real delight is back at home with my family, the surprise of seeing such lovely words from my delightful wife was more than adequate.Family really does come first for me, and so should they. I am so thankful to God for Andrée and for … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Sermon – Comfort Like a Mother

This sermon was preached by me on the UK's Mother's Day, which was on March 2nd. The audio can be downloaded or played here.It was based on a number of verses:Isaiah 66:13 “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”Isaiah 49:15-16 Good News Bible “Can a woman forget her own baby, and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written yo … [Read more...]

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Yes, it really is true that we managed to take all the above photos during a single day at the Animal Kingdom this week. Back on Wednesday, which seems an age away now, we spent a fantastic day on the wilder side of Disney. Actually, we got there closer to lunch time than opening time. (We are now firmly on American time and are no longer waking very early every morning as we did for the first few days!) We saw everything we wanted to and had no need at all for Fastpass. The rides were good, … [Read more...]

Disney's EPCOT

After a quieter day when we went back to Islands of Adventure to revisit some rides we especially liked, we moved to the Pop Century Hotel at Disney. One major advantage of being here at this time of year is that we were able to do almost everything we wanted to do at EPCOT despite arriving just before lunchtime. We still had to use FastPass, however, for Soarin' and the Test Track. Soarin' is an "unmissable" hand glider experience. A 3D movement effect is produced that makes you think you're … [Read more...]

At the Airport . . .

We're sitting at Gatwick, having enjoyed what I fear may be our last healthy meal for a couple of weeks! We ate a fruit salad, a chicken, bacon and salad sandwich, and fresh fruit yogurt between us. I may be wrong, but my image of Orlando doesn't include healthy salads being available. Tamasin is particularly worried that we may be forced to eat hot dogs all week. Henry and I just want to make sure we find a good steakhouse.I was surprised at how I had a moment of sadness saying goodbye to the … [Read more...]

America Beware . . . Warnie is Back!!

Yep—that's right! This post marks the return of Warnie. I just can't keep away any longer! Not only am I returning to reasonably regular fresh blogging, in less than 12 hours I'll be jumping on a plane and living the "American dream" for two whole weeks! After much careful thought, I've also decided that you're going to be allowed to share in this dream vacation.We're staying the first week at the Universal Resort and the second week at Disney. Internet access permitting, you'll be able to read a … [Read more...]

Review of the Year – The Warnock Family

The past twelve months have been relatively stable for us as a family. It is the first year for awhile that none of us have started a new job, or a new school (although Joel did move up from the school's nursery class to reception). We have not moved, and we certainly haven't moved church. We intend for this stability to continue, God willing, for years to come. Certainly we hope that our children will see out their schooling from our current home somewhere in North London.Of course, the top … [Read more...]

He Chose THIS Way . . .

Hi! It's Mrs.W here again! The stage of life I am in currently involves spending a lot of time caring for my lovely 7 month old baby, George. He is now clapping his hands, rolling over, and sitting up. He also has his first tooth! He is such a cute little boy, and we all love him to bits. But he is also very vulnerable. He needs to be watched and cared for all the time, for he has no idea at all how to look after himself and keep himself safe. In Jesus' time I believe many children would die … [Read more...]

Andrew Fountain Interviews Adrian Warnock

This past weekend I had the joy of having Mr. and Mrs. Fountain stay in our family home. We had a lovely time with them, and it was an encourgaing time for all of us. We chatted for hours about our shared theology and blogging geekiness whilst Andrée and Anne chatted about their shared interest in various crafts. We got to take them to Jubilee Church, and took Anne to some of the places her family came from.Perhaps the greatest surprise to me was when Andrew said he wanted to turn the tables on … [Read more...]

TRAVEL – Business Trips Are All In The Mind

I have long ago learnt that travelling on business is a mind game. Is that delay in the airport a 'nightmare' or is it simply more time for contemplation or reading that book you brought with you? Is travelling alone a risk, boring, or an opportunity for rare peace and quiet in our busy world?I treat my business trips as though they were a spiritual retreat. That may sound crazy, but when else would I get a few days where aside from the time I am actually working I can switch off, think, … [Read more...]