The weekend that was: Friday night was a nice chilled out night.  I met with a young person to finish their baptism preparation, and then met with a leader to plan a fundraising event and just generally catch up.

Saturday was focussed around the arrival of Hugo and Alice, two cats which had been dumped outside of our church.  Hannah and I have adoped them.  They spent much of the day exploring the donwstairs of our house, finding all the nooks and crannys they can squeeze themselves into.

In the evening we ran our swim and BBQ for the youth work (we had 75 young people and leaders) down at our local pool.  It was a very simple event to run, with very helpful staff.

Sunday morning was an early start (the reversal of the two services means I get up a lot earlier, but I also get home earlier).  We had a wonderful all-age family parade service which included the baptism of two of our young people.  It’s always a privilege to be involved in those kind of services.

Sunday evening was a tough night – some of the 11-14s were in a funny mood last night, so it was a bit of a tough night.  Made it home to see the very end of Top Gear.

On my task list this week: on a couple of conferences this week so trying to pare down the task list.  Away next weekend speakin at a Boys’ Brigade camp so will be head down doing some writing .

Procrastinating about: Sorting my emails and computer filing – it will get day – one day!

Book I’m in the midst of: Continuing with Crazy Love by Francis Chan and The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer by Jonathan and Thomas McKee.

Music that I’ve been working along to: Zero 7

How I’m feeling about this week: Hoping the conferences will be worth the additional pressure in the week.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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