Don’t follow me, follow Jesus

Earlier this year I was speaking with my Grandfather who has just turned 90 years old. He has followed Jesus since being a boy. He is still as sharp as ever. I was showing him the new design for my blog here on Patheos.com.  He was looking at it intently, and his eyes alighted on a single phrase in my sidebar.  It said "Follow Adrian Warnock."   In a flash, he said with some force "We should be following Jesus, not Adrian!"   Of course I replied with some platitude about how Twitter has chan … [Read more...]

Save money on your groceries: shop online

If you are anything like me, January brings a re-examination of your financial priorities. It is a great month to look back, not just at the extravagances of Christmas, but at where your money was spent the whole year. We have been using iBank to help us in that process. This job of planing a budget for this year, and looking at how your money was spent last year can be both depressing and yet contain pleasant surprises! But, facing the facts of your situation is the first way to change it. Like … [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...]

Patheos leads to over 20% bump in traffic

I'm usually quiet about the traffic to this blog, and I still don't feel comfortable sharing the actual figures with you. What I will say though, is that when I considered joining Patheos my decision wasn't made on potential blog traffic. It still amazes me that anybody finds reading this site helpful, and I am aware that there are plenty of bigger fish as well, whose traffic makes this blog's look tiny.  In fact when I made my decision to move, I did wonder if I would lose some readers. I … [Read more...]

The end of Movember

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The month of November is at an end. My upper lip is especially itchy today almost as if it is anticipating its return to freedom from fuzz!It's not too late for you to sponsor this work of art. It is in aid or help for male cancers and in memory of my Father-in-Law who died this past year. This time last year I did not know he was sick. Now he is with Jesus. The least I could do was grow a moustache for a month! … [Read more...]

Sponsor my Mustache

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This month I am joining a sponsored mustache growing campaign, called Movember. At the start of the month you are meant to be clean shaven. As you can see if you look really carefully at the photo below, I do indeed have the beginnings of a mustache gracing my uper lip today on day 7!  The campaign is in aid of charity, and I am doing it in memory of my Father-in-Law who this time just a year ago was noticing some embarrassing symptoms, but had no idea what was to come.Get yourself checked. G … [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...]

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...]

Christmas rush

At this stage many of us are still panicking about things we need to get down work-wise before the Christmas break, let alone the things around the house. For me, I am so grateful to God for my wife who takes so much pressure away from me at this time of the year! But, in my business I have yet to get around to writing my typical review of the year's blogging. It looks like I may have to do that either between Christmas and the New Year, or more likely early in January.All that remains for … [Read more...]


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