Take the handbrake off!

artcars-shuttlecar2-galleryWhen I read ‘there are accidental parents, but no accidental children’, in the 40 Days guide ‘What on earth am I here for ?’, my spirit soared.

My mum had me when she was a teenager, but it was no accident.

God wanted me here with some of her DNA to do a particular job. What a sense of responsibility this puts on me to make sure I keep focused on doing what He planned for me to do …every day. There’s can be no passion for life without a clearly defined purpose for life. And I’ve got a clearly defined purpose as this book is spelling out day after day.

And not just for me.

I’ve just heard of another 40 Day group springing up in a London hospital as someone doing the 40 Days Journey with us got asked by colleagues ‘What are you doing with that book and key ring?’ One became six! They are meeting up three lunchtimes a week to share how they are getting on.

Another friend we met in Romania has started doing it. He is an ex professional footballer and is praying everyday for 40 top sports people he knows in Romania to become Christians.

Tonight in Clapham a group of twelve 20/30’s are getting together to share and pray.  I am so encouraged by how this thing is running away, because its only in God we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny.What a difference this is going to make to so many people going through life now with the handbrake on – even oldies like me!

The Power of Focus

stay focusedJust come back from an inspirational service when Mark, my nephew was inducted as youth minister in the church up here in Frinton. He and the church are totally focused on reaching todays youth generation and have bought a high street shop as a hang out / drop in place for them, which is used during the day for those who’ve dropped out of school and are drifting.

I’ve also just received three boxes of books and materials for doing the Purpose Driven Life course with a bunch of people wanting to sharpen their life’s focus. its exciting being around focused people. Its the one Continue reading


what on earth am i here forI was recently challenged by this comment in ‘Word for Today’ : ‘In prison with no possibility of release, and facing the certainty of death on the chopping block, Paul asked Timothy to bring his books. Why? Because he wanted to keep growing. The truth is: 1) When you finish growing, you are finished            When the poet Longfellow was old, an admirer asked him how he was able to keep writing so beautifully. Pointing to a nearby apple tree he replied, ‘That tree is very old, but I never saw prettier blossoms. The tree grows a little new wood every year, and out of that new wood those blossoms come. So I try to grow a little each year.Continue reading