Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The day I wore pink....

I never thought it would happen but there you go! Katrina - stunning!

Anyway, this was Tuesday 14 August at Chris and Kiera's wedding. It was a great day. Weather wasn't the best but a really relaxed and friendly atmoshpere at the Boucher/Rainey wedding. It was a full on Methodist bash, with 12 Methodist ministers there. But don't worry, I stood strong as a Baptist!

Squad numbers!

I normally like wearing #11 or #10, even #7 with my d.o.b, so when Katrina handed me this shirt on my birthday in the Dominican Republic, it sunk in. I was now 30 years old! It's time to step up and be a man. It's time for consistancy. It's time to deliver! No pressure....

Born of the 7th July 1977 at 7lbs 7 ounces, the 7th baby born in Newtownbreda Baptist that year, 7 letters in my first name, born at 430 pm (4+3=7), lived in 25 Burnside Park....the number 7 is my lucky number. Also the number 7 in the Bible means 'perfection'.....

I don't believe it was any coincidence that Jesus didn't start his public ministry till he was 30. It is a significant milestone. I believe you have matured physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually so it is time for action. My prayer is that I honour and glorify God in thoughts, words and action

Ballymoney High

So this was the last day of term for us in June. We looked wrecked cos we had just finished a whole day of lessons, one after the other. Not to justify myself , but what we do is completely different to teaching. It is a more intense style of delivery and interaction - nad yes we are getting old!

So Harry Bruce from PAIS had organised this day for all Year 8 pupils in Ballymoney High school. Workshops were taken by Crown Jesus Ministries, Youthlink and YFC. The were also some cool brake dancers and rappers from Dublin. Harry Bruce is very impressive on the beat box, for a ginger!

This kinda felt like the end of an era for me anyway. Gav and myself have been working together for 4 years in the schools department. We have come a long way and now it feels like the end. I think it would be great for some new blood to come in with fresh and innovative ideas. I will still be involved in schools work but it will be more focussed round Mannafest