Saturday, April 30, 2005

Things that are important

The things that are important to me seem to be making an impact at the moment.

The same wavelength
Being a part
What used to be

I seem to be on my own in thinking that they're important

Friday, April 29, 2005

Just wondering...

...if I'm depressed. Haven't really felt too good all day: a bit weepy and despondant. Went to the gym to lift my mood and thinking about doing some radical things with my diet as I know they can only help.

A few good night's sleep will help.

Thanks for the comments btw I realise that it's mainly the place I'm in at the minute.

Feeling dull

The title says it all. I feel dull, boring, unoriginal and fairly useless. Please don't mistake this as a plea for compliments or a way to boost my ego. I'm just telling you how I feel.

Had a day of thinking about my course on Wednesday which made me feel better about it but strangely at the same time a whole lot worse. I have competences to complete: they're the "putting the theory into practice" evidence part of the course that give the JNC professional qualification that makes your hourly rate go through the roof. Looking at one in particular really helped make it seem really acheivable. BUT I have to do my placement which is 120 hours. On the form I've put I'll have it completed by November which means that I need to do 5 hours a week on this placement (excluding August). I really don't know how I'm going to fit it in. That's on top of essay writing and I have things like doing a community profile. It all feels too much. I feel like I can't complete it so what is the point of trying, which is wrong of course but that's how you cope with potential work overload. Bury your head in the sand syndrome!

And I feel dull. I have no sparkle and any sparkle I do have, actually isn't really sparkly. I feel like I have been kidding myself. I wish I could express what the feeling is but the words aren't coming. I'm so dull. I'm not the person I want to be. Arggghhh!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Dr Who

While on the subject of TV programmes, I have been meaning to post on the new series of Doctor Who for some time. It's good. I like the balance of humour, action and characterisation. It's a programme that brings the whole family together to watch, which I like. It's a programme that we all look forward to and I haven't heard a bad word said against it so far. My favourite so far is the end of the world one with Cassandra the last human, a piece of skin stretched taut like a canvas calling "moisturise me! moisturise me!" at regular intervals.

The Adventure Game

I need to post more about this fab programme. And I will...
It came in at number 39 in the C4 programme, 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows

In the meantime how about you find more out here

It's decided...

I am being told by my youngest daughter that I HAVE to vote green. She has provided me with a poster which is now stuck on the window nearby. She checks several times a day that I haven't changed my mind and I'm still committed to voting for them. All they need are a thousand more little girls like her to scare people into voting for them and they'll have the election in the bag!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Party Politics

Who Should You Vote For?

Who should I vote for?

Your expected outcome:


Your actual outcome:

Labour 25
Conservative -27

Liberal Democrat 52
UK Independence Party -3

Green 41

You should vote: Liberal Democrat

The LibDems take a strong stand against tax cuts and a strong one in favour of public services: they would make long-term residential care for the elderly free across the UK, and scrap university tuition fees. They are in favour of a ban on smoking in public places, but would relax laws on cannabis. They propose to change vehicle taxation to be based on usage rather than ownership.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For

Well that was pretty conclusively Lib Dem but as I've seen a lot now where the person expects to be Labour and it comes out Lib Dem so I'm wondering if it's biased towards them. I'm quite pleased that such a high percentage is for the Greens as I am debating whether to vote for my Green candidate Adrian Ramsey.

He was born and brought up in Norwich and has been as active local campaigner since he was 16. He has a first class degree in Politics from UEA.

We'll see over the next few days...

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Good day

Feeling tired and not too positive, I started the day. And you know what? It just got better and better! I feel very upbeat now because I have had such a positive day. The weather obviously helps but I can't believe how many nice things happened... Firstly the session I covered at Sprowston High went really well with some relaxed conversations, feeling needed and with some young people keen to see me back there. That's always a good sign! The Links 4 sessions are getting better and there was a prime parking space just waiting for me as I pulled up! Another positive session at Reepham High. They loved doing the large posters and concentrated on that for an hour and then we played giant snakes and ladders outside on the field in wonderful sunshine! Youth Club too went well. We had a visit from Chris and it looks like he's going to buy us some nice goodies and we also appear to have a £250 budget on the project proposal which is mega brill!


Tuesday, April 19, 2005

All age worship

The Sunday service was a really positive one. Elizabeth combined a lot of different elements to make a service that was accessible to all. It was a pleasure to attend, lasted 65 minutes and helped me to worship God. I couldn't really ask for anything more!
I heard a lot of positive things afterwards but Elizabeth had been told by James that a couple of ex St Marys people had said that things were a lot different these days. Why on earth would you want to keep things the same as they always had been? To be a special and exclusive club? Thinking about it logically for anybody desiring traditional and set in the past, you'd only have needed to attend the service from two weeks ago. And yet the young mum from skating felt the need to leave before the end of the service and didn't seem to have engaged with it. What's the point in that?
Let's be an inclusive church of all ages and faiths (or lack of them) to help enlighten them in their journey towards a deeper understanding of God, themselves and their spiritual journey.

Here endeth the sermon...


I have had a letter back from Charles Clarke which apologises for the delay in replying due to the fact that Parliament was dissolved and the parliamentary email system isn't available during the election period. I think this is in reply to the second email I sent which can be found below.

The Labour Party proposes to use this years chair of the G8 Summit for two particular purposes: Climate Change and Africa.
  • The UK has already met its obligations under the Kyotot Protocol and remains committed to achieving a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions on 1990 levels by 2010. A 60% reduction by 2050 remains necessary and achievable.
  • Secondly the Party will focus on Africa and the global fight against poverty. The government has more than doubled aid since 1997 and has cancelled the debts of the poorest countries and we continue to push others to follow our lead and offer 100% debt relief for the poorest. The government are proud to have established a Deptartment for International Development, with a clear misiion to reduce poverty. The UK has a clear timetable-2013- for achieving the UN target of 0.7% of national income devoted to development. Our long term aim is to help lift a billion people out of poverty.
I shall be supporting Tony Blair in leading these topics at the G8 summit.

In other news:

  • Had a good meeting last night discussing all age worship and the monthly family services that we have. I will be playing a part in those
  • Lauren has won a prize! (I will post more at another time!)
  • I shall be in Dereham this afternoon for a Well Being meeting
  • Praying for Ben, Helen, Keith and Elizabeth

Saturday, April 16, 2005

A little help please?

I'm trying to customise my blog's template and would like some tips. Have any of you got any ideas? I would like to be able to change the colours but don't know where to start.

The Interpreter

We went to see The Interpreter last night at Ster Century. I enjoyed it but it wasn't as good as maybe it could have been. It had a bit of an identity crisis: it wanted to be a hard hitting commentary, a thriller, a character study but it just missed the mark on all counts! At 135 minutes it was over long by about half an hour. All in all it deserves about 6 and 1/2 out of 10: Entertaining but not quite good enough.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Working 9 till 5, what a way to make a living...

...if only. I was out at 8.30am and back at 9.45pm. I did have 2 hours at home from 4.15-6.15 but I guess I could call that a lunch and tea break all rolled into one! I don't know how far I've driven in total today but from 1pm I've done 50 miles so it's probably 70ish.

Here is a copy of a response I got to my letter to Charles Clarke via Fax Your

Dear Helen Bouttell

Thank you for your fax to the Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP concerning the Make Poverty History campaign. As I am sure you can imagine Charles has had lots of contact from concerned constituents regarding this subject.

Charles is very sympathetic to the cause and has been requested by many of his constituents to sign EDM 9. Unfortunately, as Charles is a member of the Cabinet he is not permitted to sign EDM's but he is, of course, fully versed on the subject and takes part in discussions at Cabinet level.

Sally Maclaine
Senior Caseworker
Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP
Norwich South

I've been waiting to see if this is my response or whether there's anything else to follow. I have come to the conclusion that this is it. Fax Your send you an email to ask whether your MP has responded. They then publish the results in a league table. I'm unclear as to whether I have received a reply from him but I'm guessing that as my MP is Charles Clarke and not Sally Maclaine then I haven't. I wrote to Sally this evening:

I thank you for responding to my fax so promptly. I am unclear whether your reply means that I have actually had a reply from my MP but I do understand that he is busy.

I’m also unclear as to whether Mr Clarke supports the campaign for dropping the debt, trade justice and having more and better aid. Does he believe we should drop the debt and will he be supporting Mr Blair in leading this topic at the G8 agenda?

Knowing that he is fully versed and takes part in high level discussions on the subject I had rather taken for granted. Please would it be possible for me to know in fairly simple terms whether Mr Clarke supports dropping third world debt? It has to be simple because it may pass me by otherwise but I’m confident that you won’t let me down!

Many thanks,

Helen Bouttell

It is rather a relief that my MP, the home secretary, is "fully versed in the subject" and that he "takes part in discussions at Cabinet level". I would rather worry if he did not.
If being patronised by political staff is your thing have a look at Paul's post about a round robin response to his wife's letter to Tony Blair about the MPH campaign.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

I'm such a tight wad!

Just been to a Virgin Vie party and I didn't buy a thing! Some of the stuff was nice but at vastly over inflated prices (well they were way beyond my reach any way!). Had fun and Sarah was there. She is walking 60km to raise money for Breakthrough cancer (her sister has had breast cancer three times) Check out the link.

I'm definately going to sponsor her but I'm thinking of trying to raise some extra for her if I can. I need a few ideas. At the moment I'm thinking of a coffee morning/cake sale maybe...


Skating is getting rather busy on a Tuesday early evening. We had 8 non-church people in attendance with their children. One woman was in church two weeks ago. It was a shame because it was the rather dry service with a multitude of 8 verse hymns! She had her children with her too because they didn't want to leave her. The woman was saying yesterday that they'd been over Easter and had really enjoyed "that man" (James). Catherine and I told her that it was going to be a family service led by James again this Sunday so she seemed keen to come again with the liklihood of trying to get the girls into Youth Church at a later occasion.

Had the genius brainwave of having a Frettenham Youth Club blog! It's ideal because if the young people have internet access, they can all input data onto the site at home or school plus we can advertise events and have links to other sites. I just hope I'm able to stop Chris from buying lots of expensive, unecessary software.

The great news of yesterday is that I'm now in contact again with Chris Jennings! We spoke on MSN last night and it was good to catch up! She's working for YFC and living in Saskatoon
Fantastic! I want to live in a place called Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan! How cool would that be?!

Praying for Simon and Emma today. May God meet all their needs, spoken and unspoken.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


The weather started so well this morning. Sunny and warm. Now it's cloudy and drizzling. :(
But drizzle is a good word.

Thinking of good words I need some for tonight's Blurb as we're going to play Call my Bluff. Just off to trail my deleted emails as get a daily word from Wordsmith. There maybe some doozies in there.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Morning worship

Today's service was really quite powerful. I think the most poigniant part for me was a presentation about MPH combined with singing Beauty for Brokenness immediately afterwards.

Beauty for brokenness

Hope for despair
Lord, in your suffering
This is our prayer
Bread for the children
Justice, joy, peace
Sunrise to sunset
Your kingdom increase!

Shelter for fragile lives
Cures for their ills
Work for the craftsman
Trade for their skills
Land for the dispossessed
Rights for the weak
Voices to plead the cause
Of those who can't speak

God of the poor
Friend of the weak
Give us compassion we pray
Melt our cold hearts
Let tears fall like rain
Come, change our love
From a spark to a flame

Refuge from cruel wars
Havens from fear
Cities for sanctuary
Freedoms to share
Peace to the killing-fields
Scorched earth to green
Christ for the bitterness
His cross for the pain

Rest for the ravaged earth
Oceans and streams
Plundered and poisoned
Our future, our dreams
Lord, end our madness
Carelessness, greed
Make us content with
The things that we need

Lighten our darkness
Breathe on this flame
Until your justice
Burns brightly again
Until the nations
Learn of your ways
Seek your salvation
And bring you their praise

I think the thing that struck me as I was singing was the fact that it was just a matter of good luck that I wasn't one of those people having to walk 10 hours every day in order to get clean water. And that in some deep part of me that I hide so very well, there's a tiny section that thinks "They could help themselves if they wanted to. They could move nearer clean water. They could do this or that, they just aren't resourceful enough". It really struck home that everything that you could do in this country isn't possible there. The other thing is that everything that we do in the developed world just continues to subjugate them and that makes me feel dirty.

James then preached on Isaiah 24.

The LORD 's Devastation of the Earth
1 See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth
and devastate it;
he will ruin its face
and scatter its inhabitants-
2 it will be the same
for priest as for people,
for master as for servant,
for mistress as for maid,
for seller as for buyer,
for borrower as for lender,
for debtor as for creditor.
3 The earth will be completely laid waste
and totally plundered.
The LORD has spoken this word.
4 The earth dries up and withers,
the world languishes and withers,
the exalted of the earth languish.
5 The earth is defiled by its people;
they have disobeyed the laws,
violated the statutes
and broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore a curse consumes the earth;
its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up,
and very few are left.
7 The new wine dries up and the vine withers;
all the merrymakers groan.
8 The gaiety of the tambourines is stilled,
the noise of the revelers has stopped,
the joyful harp is silent.
9 No longer do they drink wine with a song;
the beer is bitter to its drinkers.
10 The ruined city lies desolate;
the entrance to every house is barred.
11 In the streets they cry out for wine;
all joy turns to gloom,
all gaiety is banished from the earth.
12 The city is left in ruins,
its gate is battered to pieces.
13 So will it be on the earth
and among the nations,
as when an olive tree is beaten,
or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.
14 They raise their voices, they shout for joy;
from the west they acclaim the LORD's majesty.
15 Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD ;
exalt the name of the LORD , the God of Israel,
in the islands of the sea.
16 From the ends of the earth we hear singing:
"Glory to the Righteous One."
But I said, "I waste away, I waste away!
Woe to me!
The treacherous betray!
With treachery the treacherous betray!"
17 Terror and pit and snare await you,
O people of the earth.
18 Whoever flees at the sound of terror
will fall into a pit;
whoever climbs out of the pit
will be caught in a snare.
The floodgates of the heavens are opened,
the foundations of the earth shake.
19 The earth is broken up,
the earth is split asunder,
the earth is thoroughly shaken.
20 The earth reels like a drunkard,
it sways like a hut in the wind;
so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion
that it falls-never to rise again.
21 In that day the LORD will punish
the powers in the heavens above
and the kings on the earth below.
22 They will be herded together
like prisoners bound in a dungeon;
they will be shut up in prison
and be punished [a] after many days.
23 The moon will be abashed, the sun ashamed;
for the LORD Almighty will reign
on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
and before its elders, gloriously.

Making Poverty History

Since coming back from SH, I resolved to become more active in the Make Poverty History campaign. So I put that into action yesterday by standing outside the Forum and collecting signatures. Not on a piece of paper, oh no! People signed squares of material that were then pinned onto a giant white band to show support for the MPH campaign. I was really blown away that so many people approached us to find out more and sign up. I would say that awareness is about 50-50. Half the people had a general idea what it was about but many didn't have a clue. There were a couple of wierdos who didn't sign (well one wierdo and one chav!) but everyone else was really interested and positive.

Going to be doing it again on Wednesday morning...

Friday, April 08, 2005


For the princely sum of £9.95, me and 2 daughters took the train to Cambridge today. It was bitterly cold and I regretted with every fibre of my being that I had been persuaded to wear my bright yellow rain mac and not my bright red winter coat.

We went to the Fitzwilliam Museum where we had a good, unstructured trail round, ending up inevitably in the gift shop. My mother twisted my arm completely and bought me this bag: overpriced, yes but undeniably cool. (Mine is purple but I was in a bit of a quandry about whether I should have had the pink. With the red coat though, I'm thinking that purple is the best choice all round!)

The lunch was Pizza Hut buffet. Stuff yourself silly all for £5.99. I never thought that I'd say I'm getting bored of pizza, but I am. :(

After lunch, shopping. A nice skirt in Monsoon that on investigation cost £125. It was nice but not that nice. In the end I splashed out a huge £3 on a top from Per Una at M&S. Other items of clothing were bought. Checked out felt pens for doing wonderfully creative and attractive Mind Maps but I was quite taken aback at how much they seem to cost. Should I just buy the el cheapo ones from Booksale that won't last too long?

Had coffee, hot choc and milkshakes at the AMT Coffee at Cambridge station. Great to see that they have this on display

Dear Customer,
Due to your demand, we are pleased to announce the following:

(Unlike other more expensive coffee companies which are just using it as an option of convenience)
Not sure the chocolate or tea was fair trade but it's good to see they take a stand on fairtrade coffee. It's a start. Will have to look out for them in the future. I don't think they currently have a shop in Norwich.

The train journey's were fun: the usual mix of small scale bickering, reading and card game playing. We got home just before 7. T'was a good day in all...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Another Thursday

The book recommended by Paul came yesterday and looks really good. I hope I have a chance to read some today.

I have started laying some vinyl tiles in our downstairs bathroom. The floor in there was mank and the tiles cost me just over £20 which I thought was resonable to just have a better floorcovering. I'm not sure I'm laying them all that well but they'll do. The tricky bit is cutting them to size, which is where I'm at now. The worst one to lay will be around the toilet base. So long as I don't chop my fingers off!

I've arranged to spend the day in Cambridge tomorrow. We're getting the train and meeting my mum at Cambridge station. We'll have a nice lunch but I'm unsure what else we'll get up to. Suggestions gratefully received.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Mind mapping update

I've read just about a quarter of the book and I'm finding it interesting. Some of the physiological information I could still remember from A level biology which was quite a surprise. The upshot is this: our brains are amazing organs and we have the capacity to learn and build associations far beyond anything we are ever likely to use. We have over the millenia condensed our thinking into a symbolic form (writing) and believe this to be the only way to learn/think. If you think of note taking in particular, we tend to write things down, verbatim, in a linear order because that is how we believe we will gather and retrieve information most efficiently.
We don't. In order to maximise our capacity to learn (store and be able to retrieve at will) information we need to use appealing imagery, colour and non linear forms in order to keep our brains interested in the material to be learnt or referred to. Because our notes then contain key words that will trigger by association, it is less wordy and stuffy. The diagram is also appealing because it has visual stimuli. Basically to capitalise on the millions of potential pathways that our brains can use to associate with a particular word or image, a Mind Map will stimulate the brain into storing and retrieving the necessary information.

I think that's it. I guess if you want the info without the waffle, you'll have to get the book!

Mind Maps

My husband is trying to convince me to read a book called The Mind Map Book. He doesn't have to try very hard to convince me because I love reading something when I really ought to be getting on with my work. But he says this is foundational: if I read this then everything else will just fall into place. It's certainly helping him with his studying.

But will it just be an excuse for me not to do any work? Well I'll try to read a bit and do some work too. I'll let you know if I do it.

Wow, I love this blog stuff!

Had a great post from Simon (presumably via the Ship of Fools website) on an earlier blog entry and he has published extensive notes from SH! Excellent! So thanks Simon for drawing my attention to that, it's great!

Also from Paul's recommendation, I have a book winging it's way from Amazon marketplace. I can't wait!

It's also great to have Lou, Hannah and Jemima on board and how can I forget my regular readers Sparkles and Ella?

I'm really glad I started this blog...

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Pope John Paul II dies... the age of 84. He was a man I respected but I also realise he had a lot of opportunities to make sweeping reforms in the Catholic church and he chose not to take them.

As a young clergyman, Poland was run by atheist pro-Soviets after WWII and against the odds became the first non Italian pope for 455 years. His life and ministry in Poland must have been incredibly difficult and Wojtyla has been credited with the downfall of communism. He was reknown as an active pope, travelling to 129 countries in all. He was the first pontiff to preach in a protestant church and a synagogue and to set foot in a mosque.

His life as pope was bold but he didn't chose to take a liberal tack on key issue such as abortion, contraception, priests marrying and female priests. It seems unlikely that his successor will either as JPII chose 95% of the cardinals from whom the next pope will be chosen.

Lord I pray that you will raise up a leader of the Catholic church who will be such an advocate for unity and peace as Pope John Paul II. Someone who is dynamic and not afraid to speak their own mind. I pray that without compromising Your word, someone will be chosen who will support a more liberal line. Lord I pray for a powerful movement of reform in the Catholic church, a reform that leads to a closer understanding of You and the tools to deal with a world in the third millenium. Amen

Sources of information can be found here and here

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Thinking about Daniel...

The book of Daniel was written in 2 languages, Hebrew and Aramaic and is an account of events 500 years before the birth of Christ. The book is "chiastic" in structure which means that the first chapter is in parallel to the eighth, the second to the seventh, the third to the sixth and the core are the fourth and fifth chapters. It was explained by concentric circles.
The emphasis lay in the fact that Daniel was an alien in a strange land. He was uprooted from all that was familiar to him, the place where he could worship God in the temple, where the food was prepared in accordance to the law, where he spoke the language. He was chosen with his friends because they were intelligent, strong and handsome. They weren't to be tortured into submission but assimilated. They were offered the finest food, stayed with the king and entered into a three year training programme. They were all given new names which all took their meaning from worshipping the Babylonian gods. Surprisingly, Daniel didn't object to this. As far as we can tell, he took the name with no fuss. It is telling however that 60 years later when the Queen mother remembers Daniel's talent for interpreting dreams she asks for the servants to get Daniel and not Belteshazzar.
Daniel decides to make a stand on food, eating only vegetables and drinking only water. It's possible that he did this because the meat was offered to the Babylonian gods but it was likely that the vegetables had been offered in this way too. Basically I think that Daniel decided where was going to make a stand and he didn't compromise on that. And Yahwey honoured them for that as they grew stronger than all the others.

The parallel for us is that we are living in a post Christendom society. At one time the rulers were Christian and based all their laws on biblical principles but this is not the case now. We are God's people living in an alien land. We have to decide how much we compromise and where we draw the line.

One discussion point was Jerry Springer the Opera. Where did we stand? Did we make a fuss or not? The general consenus was that we as Christians should be known what we are for rather than what we are against and to try not to be seen as complaining whingers. Steve Chalke seemed to think that because there was a campaign to take it off the air, the BBC were put into a position where they COULDN'T back down and take it off air. They have so many complaints about everything that is aired that if they caved into pressure then our screens would always be empty. It was a matter of principle and the louder the Christians shouted, the more the BBC dug their heels in.

The question has to be, what do we want to known for in this alien land?

Friday, April 01, 2005

SH update

This is an overview of what I attended while at SH

Day 1: In the Big Top with Steve Chalke "A Church with a Vision": Acts 11:1-30

Day 2: Gerard Kelly "Presence" Daniel 1
Steve Chalke and Andy Reed in Faith and Involvement Zone
Afternoon seminar "New Songs Workshop" with Mark Tedder and Band
Peter Meadows "Knowing the Unknown" Acts 17:16-34

Day 3: Gerard Kelly "Prophecy" Daniel 2 and 7
Steve Chalke and Andy Reed in Faith and Involvement Zone
Afternoon seminar Prayerhouse workshop "Changing World"
Pete Broadbent "A Rose on a Rubbish Tip" Acts18: 1-17

Day 4: Gerard Kelly "Pressure" Daniel 3 and 6
Steve Chalke and Andy Reed in Faith and Involvement Zone
Afternoon seminar "Banners- how to use banners creatively and expressively in worship and to understand their biblical significance"
Martin Young "Behind Enemy Lines" Acts 19:1-20
After hours: People's Christian Fellowship (gospel singers)

Day 5: Gerard Kelly "Power" Daniel 4 and 5
Steve Chalke and Andy Reed in Faith and Involvement Zone
Afternoon seminars:
Media Trail- "How to Market Your Church" Peter Meadows
Brother Andrew "Back to the Future" Acts 16: 6-40

Day 6: Rachel Orrell

List of songs...

The worship in the Big Top was led by Mark Tedder and Worship Planet who are group of musicians from around the world. I liked him: he was confident, led well and had a beautiful singing voice. Here are some of the songs we sang during the week:

Be still, for the presence of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Above all powers
In Christ alone
Lord of all creation
The World's Shaking WIth the Love of God (My Glorious)
Jesus' Blood Never Fails Me
The splendour of the King
You are the Lord, the famous one, famous one
Our God is a Great Big God
Forever (Give thanks to the Lord)

There were others but they aren't in the SH programme planner :(

We did one that must be a Mark Tedder song about going around the world and doing something there or sharing with them the love of God. It had a great powerpoint display with images from around the world with the words. Maybe you had to buy the SH new songs book to get that. I think it might have been called "Become What You Believe"- that was a line in it...

We also did several hymns with a modern up tempo twist. Unfortunately I have a bad memory and I usually can only remember the chorus not the first line. Is one called "All creatures of our Lord and King"? I think there was another delirious? song too.

Will endeavour to update...

(edited to include There is a Redeemer. We did it in church today at about half the speed...)