Sunday, March 21, 2010

Forest School training day

I had another visit to the Green Light Trust this week to take part in the Level 1 Forest Schools training day. It was great and wonderful to see tutors Hana and Rich delivering so expertly. I just feel so good about it all, I hope I can live up to their expectations and that the job can live up to mine!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

new job

On Friday I went for an interview.
They wanted me, which surprised me.
I pondered the offer and went back on Sunday for a chat and a walk around their woodland.
I then started feeling this was something I should be doing.
More and more I was thinking of ways that I could be involved even if I wasn't working there.
And then I realised that it was all a sign that I should be saying 'yes'.
So I did.
Another surprise is that it feels right.
Or as Christians would say 'I have a peace about it'.
What is this job you ask?
Well here are the details:
I shall be working full time for the Green Light Trust based at Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds.
I can work flexibly so be in the office twice a week, on the road once a week, at home for 2 days.
My job title will be Education Development Manager.
I will probably be starting 4th May and for those of you who know about these things, I will be managing the Forest Schools work that the GLT do.

I wonder whether they'll keep reading this blog now they know me and have offered me the job? :)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

365 words

OK- I'm now on Day 27 of my new blog experiment. Basically it just takes a word, a phrase, an idea or a Tweet to build up a picture of my life and my writing. You can visit it here.
It's not as impact-ful as the photography project that I saw at the Arts Centre but it's Ok for where I am at the moment.
Follow me...

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Beach Party

I had a very interesting time at the Beach Party on Saturday.
The temperature at Hemsby was -2 before wind chill and believe me, the wind chill was significant.
But there were several God moments.
Standing listening to James East, it felt like he was born to stand in the freezing wind preaching about Jesus under the most huge array of stars I have ever seen in my life to over 150 students. It also felt perfectly right that I should be there listening to him. It was a precious and treasured moment.
An even bigger blessing is that it wasn't just a personal blessing- several of the NCBC students said it was a fabulous, well run event and that they had been blown away by it.
I hope those that came along feel similarly touched and feel close to God this week.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

If we don't tell them, how will they know?

Interesting article here from Frank Skinner about being a Catholic and aspects of living in a secular society.
I personally find The Great Commission difficult and growing up as a Catholic, it never featured. We were quite happy in our little club and didn't expect anyone else to sign up to it. Becoming a born again Christian in an evangelical tradition changed all that. It is now my duty to 'spread the Word' and I have been through a mission called 'Who Cares?' and now "Passion for Life'.
I am very happy to share my story. I am very happy to talk about a spiritual journey. I am very happy to offer practical help at a mission but I think relationship and living a life that honours God is the most important thing.
I neither feel like an evangelist or like I evangelise. I'm hoping that what I do is enough for God.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

365 experiment

I went to see Laura Solon at the Arts Centre on Wednesday night which I enjoyed very much. Those of you that know me know that venturing out at 8.30 on a cold, February, midweek evening goes against my hibernating instincts which are very strong at this time of year. Still, I made the effort and was rewarded with a good show and a not-too-late finish. I have to push myself to not be a boring old fart (especially at this time of year)- this is why I have Julian who wants to drag me to everything bless him.
While I was at the Arts Centre, I had a good look at the photography exhibition there called Project 365 to document a year in 365 photographs.
As ever I thought 'That's a good idea! Maybe I could do something similar with words.'
So maybe I will...


Saturday, December 26, 2009

worth a watch

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