Living in a Field of Hats

some ramblings and reflections on working with students in Herts and Beds.

Accepted May 22, 2012

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I missed out on New Word Alive this year, so missed out on this absolute gem of a video on justification. We often make it a complex doctrine, yet this video explains it so simply!

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Arty students resource! May 16, 2012

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I have a confession to make before we continue on … here goes: I know pretty much nothing about art. I sometimes do visit galleries and wonder what on earth it is that I’m meant to be looking at! But I do know some lovely people that do know things about art. And many of them have patiently spent time explaining things about art to me over the past couple of years. And the more I’ve heard the mroe interesting it becomes. A couple of my arty friends are Craig and Sarah. They work with art students in Scotland and London (respectively), and have a blog full to the brim of posts, talks, details of events and other arty related links. So whether you’re an art student or just want to think a bit more about how to engage with art (like me!) then head over and take a look!

 

The best encouragement! October 8, 2011

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The last week has had more than it’s fair share of discouraging moments and so by yesterday evening I was ready to go to bed and watch West Wing, and heading to a prayer supporters evening seemed quite a lot of effort. But however much fun West Wing would have been, meeting with the local prayer supporters group was so much better!

They’re a group that have been meeting for a number of years and is mainly made up of graduates from the 1950s. It was a real great encouragemnt to share with them some of the discouraging moments and to hear their prayers. Joining to pray for the mission on campus with people who have been supporters of the work for 60 years was amazing. Their knowledge and wisdom shone through in the prayers and in our conversation.

It was great to hear of their experiences of CU as students and the way in which the Lord was working and using the CUs then. The differences beteween the student life back then and now was so evident, and yet CUs were being used by God then and now.

I cam away from the meeting being so glad that I had been there, and so thankful for all of those who faithfully pray for the work of CUs. Thank you if that’s you! It means a lot!

 

Some good music March 17, 2011

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One of the things I love about my job is the chance to go to the national training week for CU leaders from across the UK in September. This year we sang some really good songs, including two songs written by Olly Knight a fellow staff worker down in Canterbury and sung and performed by different UCCF people.  They’ve just been released onto the itunes chart this week and I’m really enjoying listening to them . . . here’s the videos!

 

Exciting Searches! January 13, 2011

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It’s late . . . so this will be brief but I’m determined not to fail on my mission to blog daily for a month!

Wasn’t sure what I was going to say this evening. There’s so much I could. I met with two lovely students today and have just spoken at CU on how the Old Testament told people that Jesus was coming – that in itself deserves a blog post at some point I think. But I just had a quick look at my stats when I logged on and saw that someone had searched “uccf mission trip to moldova 2011” and found my blog! VERY exciting! For those of you that didn’t follow the original incarnation of this blog have a look here, here, and here to find out a bit about why I was in Moldova and why I loved it so much to be this excited to see someone had searched and found it on my blog!

And if you’ve found this blog looking for more info about going on a summer team and aren’t sure whether or not to go – just do it. You’ll love it (especially if it’s to the most beautiful country in the world – Moldova!).

For the rest of you here’s some photos so you can see a little of why I love it. (And have a watch of the video here)

  And, yes I struggled to pick just a few – it’s so beautiful!

 

Coming Home January 8, 2011

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Here’s a confession, on getting home from staff conference the most exciting thing was getting in to my own bed with its new (sale bargain and Cath Kidston look-a-like) throw and electric blanket!

I love going away and seeing people and the last 3 weeks have been great for visiting the North and Essex and having the chance to go to staff conference and not only meet more colleagues but to have some great teaching as well. I thoroughly enjoyed John Lennox speaking on Revelation in a really clear way and seeing again and again just how awesome and amazing and beautiful Jesus really is.

But, all of that aside, nothing beats coming home to your own after 3 weeks of different beds (as lovely as they all were!). So today, I’m just rejoicing in having somewhere to call home.

 

Welcome Back! January 7, 2011

So, it’s been a while . . . 6 months in fact! And whilst I still love the Jesus Storybook Bible, lots of other things have in fact changed. The name and theme of this blog, where I live, what I do for a living, who I live with . . . the changes are endless (nearly!).

So,now I am living in Hatfield, Hertfordshire (hence the new name!) working with Christian students in Herts and Beds supporting and resourcing them to give their campuses the opportunity to hear about Jesus and the amazingly good news that He is.

Whilst away at staff conference this week two of my lovely roommates (and fellow late night chatters and bloggers extraordinaire Ellie and Cat) convinced me to start blogging again – I wasn’t too hard to persuade! And so, here starts a month of daily blogging! Let’s see how it goes (hopefully not too boring!)