Monday, 3 August 2009

My Sister's Keeper

Wow! What a fantastic film.
Based on a jodi picoult novel - great film, very emotional all the way.

The story of a test tube baby being born so that an exact match of tissue could be used to save the life of her sister suffering with a rare form of leukaemia.

Part of the film explores the situation of how anna must feel being bought into the world for the purpose of being a farm of stem cells and organs for her sister. She files for medical emancipation claiming her right to choose whether to give her body parts and blood to her sister.
Why would she do that when she loves her sister so much???
Love is exactly the reason why, becuase she does love her enough to let her go when she reaches a place of peace!
And after katie had naturally passed on to better things, anna was left not looking to the horizon and seeing a version of her life where she felt used or unloved or disconnected from her family, but she saw how amazing it was to have a family and to have had a sister who she loved so much.

Which way you look in life makes a big deal.
As the minister explained not so long ago, on a slightly overcast but bright day do you look to the clouds or turn around and look to the light.

well, in a world of pain, anger, hurt, disconnection and disatisfaction i choose to look to the giver of life and wonder at how amazing he truly is.

psalm 103:11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.

Monday, 13 July 2009

The Allotment

Almost three months ago i was shown the allotments at frenchay hospital, and as my colleague pointed to an area of brambles next to his plot he explained that was the only available space. Well im thankful that 14 years of overgrowth didnt put me off as i now tuck into my very own home grown produce. Working the land is hard and satisying work.

Its been an adventure into the unknown of accruing and actioning information about specific vegetables and growing techniques; hard work with a scythe or more accurately (apparently) a sickle; blood, sweat and tears; prayer time; thinking time; relaxation.

long may the courgettes keep coming!

Monday, 16 March 2009


Llyn cwm llwch
Brecon Beacons
7th March 2009
I felt peace.chilly.thankful.
As i re-emerged from the water i sensed that i was coming from darkness into light.

Monday, 9 March 2009

I Am A New Creation Declaring God's Greatness

If anyone belongs to Christ, there begins a new creation. The old things have gone; everything is made new! (2 Cor 5:17)

He saves me from the grave, and loads me with love and mercy (Ps 103:4)

Saturday past was the day of commitment and celebration! A day to remember; a new creation, a fresh start, a cold dip. A day for family and friends to come and hear and see of my declaration to be a jesus follower.

The welsh mist descended, as we ascended on high. High heels, 2 dogs, a guitar and a man on his way for his last bath - the first for another!

The cold shook me to the core, the water cleansed me to the soul. No doves, no visible fire. One man's commitment in faith, in love, one man clothed in christs righteousness.

This is my son, whom i love, and i am very pleased with him (Mat 3:17)

The journey continues...