I guess, I looked at my blog this morning and thought to myself "There's not really much about me and how I'm doing is there?"
So, this is an update.
Well, this week I've been involved with Christ Church/Bridge Chapel's joint project 'Word in One City' which was a great joy, great fun for me!
I loved being able to spend my mornings being educated from the Bible, Andrew Evans gave us us all an overview of the book of Revelation, Steve Palframan gave talks on 'The Doctrines of The Cross, The Bible and The Person of the Holy Spirit'. (It was very helpful to have re-illustrated to me from the Bible why I believe what I believe!)
Afternoons were spent, basically, telling people the gospel, trying to explain to people who Jesus is and why He died on a cross.
It's interesting that isn't it? When I grew up at school, we had the Christmas and Easter stories drummed into us - but not once did anyone tell me why Jesus was born or why He died on a cross! How crazy!
I met a lot of interesting people between Tuesday to Thursday, if you're reading this and are a Christian, please, pray that I would see those people again and that we'd be able to talk some more.
Today is Friday and I'm having a day off. This doesn't mean it's going to be as exciting as I'd like though..
Because I've been rushing in and out of my flat for the past week, it consequently looks like a bomb site. I have a list as long as my arm of people I need to call or e-mail (though this is much better than being lonely!) - so, sorry, if you're one of those people but I'm getting round to it I promise! Today, I also need to contact some more recruitment agencies in my search for a new job (I finish with Christ Church on August 26th) and work on my PlayStation 2 demo too.
I guess it doesn't sound too bad - I just wish I was spending the day with Laura - that would be nice :-)
Speaking of whom, I haven't mentioned Laura on my blog really as of yet..
Laura and I have been going out (or 'dating' if you're American) for 3 months and 1 week and 4 days. She is studying to be a doctor and is currently really busy working on her Special Study Module, which is something to do with CPR, ageism and the resuscitation debate.. I am looking forward to reading it though.
Tonight is Friday and we'll be reading through our next chunk of the book of Acts, which I think is Acts 6/7 - the choosing of the seven and Stephen's speech/stoning. I do love Stephen's speech though:
"You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him - you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it."
That Stephen, he was one bold chap!
Anyway, yes, Laura, for my friends from home/America/anywhere else in the world.. Laura is a beautiful, red-headed Northern Irish girl, petite and with a beautiful smile. She is very quick and intelligent, sharp to keep me in-line and to rebuke me (a necessary requirement in a girlfriend I think..) and a fast learner as to challenge me in my thinking about almost everything - which is a great encouragement for me, she forces me not to be lazy and to sharpen my arguments and to look at my Bible more. She is also lots of fun, easy to relax with and a brilliant cook :-) (Food goes a long way.. ;-) ) Above all, she is a great friend to me.
Well, I did start writing a longer sub-section to this post but have decided that I'll finish it up properly and post later in the day (if I get time!)..