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As I leave you for a well earned and very necessary blogging break, it is my custom to share with you a list of the most visited pages from all time, judged by the number of views received in the past 12 months. It is encouraging to me to see that there is a good spread of posts from previous years as well as this year in the list. It is more than enough to keep you going while I take my rest. I will not be blogging, tweeting or facebooking until the 13th January when I leave for Mobilise … [Read more...]

Review of 2010 part 2

Today, I will conclude my review of 2010's blogging. At the begining of June I shared notes from a sermon I preached, A People on a Mission. I also began some work on a planned online study guide for Raised With Christ.  This included video footage and questions for people to consider or discuss in groups as they read the book.  Unfortunately I had to put that on hold due initially to sickness, but later due to a season of incredible business which consumed the latter half of my year.  I would l … [Read more...]

A review of 2010 part 1

The year began for me in Enfield Cineworld where I would of course spend most Sunday mornings, and many other meetings during the year. I love being rooted in Jubilee Church, it helps keep me sane! Tope's sermon on prayer, and the prayer of blessing which began it helped set the tone for what would be a busy year.Just a few days into the year my first book, Raised With Christ was launched. Response has been overwhelming to me, as I had no idea how it would be received. The publisher tells me … [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...]

The value of being alone

Today I did something I rarely do. I commuted. Working from home as I usually do, my daily travel often involves merely walking from my bedroom to the spare room we use as my office. From the moment I wake up, my head is usually full of emails I need to answer, phone calls I must make, jobs I must do. I have the privilege also of having a large and at times noisy family to spend my time with. My mind is usually full of a constant barrage of information to process, decisions to make, things to … [Read more...]

Family Safari

At some point soon I will post about my trip to Africa. But, today I wanted to just share this fantastic video my wife made of our Saturday trip to a UK Safari Park. Obviously not as great as the real African thing I saw, but still when I got home I wanted to share at least some of the experience with them! We have a car that has never broken down in five years of use. Imagine our shock when what looked like smoke started pouring out of the bonnet (or hood for my American readers!) of our … [Read more...]

My 4,000th blog post

In April 2003 I began an adventure that I had no idea would last this long, or have so much impact on my life.Thanks to blogging I have met friends like Andrew Fountain, I have travelled to churches and conferences in America, interviewed many modern heroes of the faith, had a book published, and most importantly of all learnt a lot from interacting with you my readers.I am very grateful to God for the opportunities this blog has sent my way. I am surprised by the fact that so many people … [Read more...]

Bringing warmth to a fathers heart

One of my children came downstairs, after being in their room for ages yesterday, with the following list of verses. They had obviously spent a long time going thru a bible looking at highlighted verses and choosing, as they put it, their "favorite ones". I think its a pretty good list, actually, and I am grateful for the grace of God at work in this dear child of mine despite all their father's failings and imperfections. Nothing that I could hope to ever accomplish with the blog will be of … [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...]

First half of the year thank you to top 60 referrers

One of the things I like to do during the summer months is acknowledge the many websites that have sent traffic this way so far this year. I wish I could list the many more that have also been kind enough to send people to read material here. But, even if your name is not on this list of the top 60 referrers, know that your links are much appreciated. It remains the case that many more people are sent from smaller websites than large ones if you add them all up together. Never underestimate the … [Read more...]


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