Intecessory Interface

31 10 2011

In an email conversation, a friend jokingly asked “What’s your theology on praying for technical devices?” Well confession time. I’m pretty sure that is the one area of my life that demonstrates the healthiest and most complete dependance and necessity for Christ. Weekly, I find myself 2 hours from youth group and with vital bits tangled up in in my unwilling printer. I’ve seriously thought about anointing my laptop, only I think it will do more harm than good. At the moment I am praying home a lost 8GB SD card…

Love my new rug

31 10 2011

I thought I had bought a little fleece blanket for sitting on the couch but when I unpacked my beautiful royal purple package it turns out I own a ‘bata-manta’. It has sleeves! So I spent all day reading on the couch with my arms nice and warm poking out the sleeves making both typing and tea a warming process 🙂 Heart warming – with my new favourite blanky!

Today’s first timer

30 10 2011

Today we had a father of one of the girls from church come along. He’s a man who has lived a hard life, who has drunk hard liquor and been a hard husband and father. But several years ago he suffered a stroke which left him hemiplegic.

His wife became a Christian late in life and was only able to attend the church the weeks he spent sunday off on his allotment. She and her daughter now care for him and live out their witness in a house filled with Christian music and a steady flow of visitors from the church. A month or two ago, the women from the church all attended for afternoon tea and to pray for those living in the house, and Yuly used to visit regularly, a routine now taken up by Lety.

Yesterday when chatting about going to church, he apparently gestured ‘and me’. Unwilling to believe it would actually happen, this morning his wife and daughter didn’t assume anything until he again gestured ‘and me’ to going to church. So in the middle of the singing, the whole church stopped, open mouthed as they wheeled him in and he sat front and centre through his first ever church gathering. Such an incredible moment! Pray for this man, that in this Jar of Clay, God pours out the richness of His grace!

Day light saving wasted

30 10 2011

Today, daylight savings ended, lending us an extra hour, and I had it all planned out to use it floating through a snugly comatose early morning. But for the first time in forever, I underslept my alarm and by 8 I’d made it out to the kitchen to make a tea and back to bed before I normally stir. The greatest pleasure (not) of which was realising just how much of the consistent, incessant, (did I mention unending?) clanging of church bells I’m normally blissfully aware of 😛