And the first shall be last…….

Its obviously a divinely-ordered season of humbling for some of the more well-linked blogs in the Blogdom of God. After a prolonged season of not updating, the system is now trying to update the rankings - which some of us probably pay too much attention to. My daughter Tamasin is always asking me "whats your number today Daddy?"Today, five bloggers ought to be delighted as in a shuffling that can only be divinely inspired bloggers who are not normally near the top of the rankings have been … [Read more...]

Childrens book review: most of all Jesus loves you

"Most of all Jesus loves you" by Noel Piper is simple and to an adults eye I initially thought it would not interest many of my kids. With four kids ranging from 4-8 we have a fairly good laboratory to test books out.When I first read this book to our two year old Joel and our four year old, Charis it was a real hit. Charis asked all kinds of questions about God, and we had one of the best chats yet. After having it read to him, our six year old Henry asked to take this book to bed with him. … [Read more...]

Teaching kids about lifes knocks, or "you give and take away"

I hope I never forget a conversation I had with Tamasin and Henry my two oldest children last night. Already my kids know most of the bible stories well and like me can become almost too familiar with them. I suddenly realised, however that we had never told them the story of Job, however. So, reading slowly and stopping along the way to discuss it and where necessary paraphrasing the ESV version of Job 1 became their bible story last night. I began by reading: "There was a man in the land of … [Read more...]

Hello everyone Let m

Hello everyone. Let me introduce myself.My name is David Routledge, and I am counted as blessed to be first a friend of Adrian's, and second to have been invited to be a guest blogger whilst he is on his family holiday. I feel I must point out that I do not have as much theological knowledge as my humble friend, nor am I as mature in Christ as he is; so I am grateful to accept his gracious invitation and will endeavour to uphold the values of this site and will do my best not to disappoint the … [Read more...]

Inspired by female bloggers!

Pigwotflies has inspired me to post on my husband's blog! Adrian and I also recently met Mrs Blogotional and her husband in London and I was very impressed that Mrs Blogotional showed such a keen interest in the blogging scene! I felt spurred on to get more 'in the know' about Adrian's antics in the blogosphere and get to know the lingo etc. I also thought I would like to post occasionally if I can think of something interesting to say. Mrs Blogotional posts some fantastic artwork with scripture … [Read more...]

What is Love?

Today I was thinking about love. I asked my daughter, Tamasin, what the word "love" means, and also checked the Oxford Dictionaries Online (both English and American). Let's just say my daughter got it right and not those academics at Oxford!The dictionaries both defined love simply as "an intense feeling of deep affection" - which surprised me more than it perhaps should. My daughter is already well indoctrinated in a godly Christian worldview and defined love very differently:"Love is when you … [Read more...]

Setting life goals

When I was 9 I wrote some goals. These included scoring goals in football (I never did!), going on holiday on my own, learning more about Jesus and being able to prophecy.My 8 year old daughter, Tamasin recently found this and wrote two goals of her own-1. To go on holiday to 5 different countries2. To be a full ChristianWhen asked what a full Christian is she said something like this-"When Children want to be Christians they are not quite sure. Its obvious when adults like you are Christians. … [Read more...]

The Gigantic blogger by Henry Warnock

Not to be outdone by his sister, here is my son Henry's work:My sister the church girl spends her time writing poems.My brother loves to play in the moonMy other sister hates to singMy mum loves to knitMy Dad loves to WRITE BLOGS ON THE INTERNET! … [Read more...]

My whatever the famous whatever- by Tamasin Warnock

Here is a poem by my daughter Tamasin:My Mum the famous knitter Spends her time knittingMy Brother the famous racer Spends his time racingMy Sister the famous dancer Spends her time dancingMy Dad the famous blogger Spends his time BLOGGING! … [Read more...]

A great day out with a great guy

I had a fantastic day out with my wonderful husband Adrian. Thank you for ten of the best years of my life. Here it is, the first post ever on your blog!!! Love from your wife Andree … [Read more...]