The weekend that was: Busy at the start, Thursday and Friday was spent working with the movers packing up our house so our buyers could move in.  With one or two hitches (like they sent too small a lorry!) we survived and I made it back to Kent early Friday evening.  Popped into Amicus to catch up with a couple of young people who I wanted to spend time with.

Saturday was firmly a day off – trying to do all those little jobs that need to be done: getting Hannah a new phone, taking my bicycle in for repair, doing the food shopping and so on.

Sunday was R’n’R in the morning (our 11-14s) where we had a focus on our youth residentials – at the moment we’re just over 50% booked up, but I want to try and increase that a bit more.  We had a good session looking at Thomas and doubt.  The evening was a town-wide youth service.  Fran, our schools work intern spoke well, and some of the young people led worship really well.  But it left me with some interesting questions – we seemed to have really low numbers: 45 young people; why are we so boring – Fran spoke well, the worship was good, but we did exactly what they do in adult church – we had an introduction, worship, preach, worship and response, maybe we aren’t imaginative enough.  Any thoughts anyone?

Procrastinating about: RE lessons that I’m helping with in a local primary school, I really enjoyed helping with them in Essex, but they don’t seem to be my focus here so I’ve struggled to get motivated about them.

Book I’m in the midst of: Continuing with Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge, haven’t decided what I think about it yet.

Music that I’ve been working along to: Soul Survivor 2009 and I’ve been sent a CD of Rebel – an interesting Christian hip hop artist.

How I’m feeling about this week: Hopeful that we might finally see progress with our house move.

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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