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“ RSPA so far... ”

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 - 16:19  |  (0 comments)

I was about to write about the great start to the tour, but then realised we're already nearly half way through!

The two shows have been going down fantastically well...

You Are Special (taken from the Max Lucado book of the same name) tells the story of Punchinello, a small wooden man who meets his maker, and also tells the story of Gideon. Both stories point directly to the fact that God did not make a mistake when he made us, and that whatever people may think of us, he loves us and we are special to him.

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 7 ”

Thursday, 10th February 2011 - 11:11  |  (0 comments)

Have been doing the silence assembly at County Upper for the last three days - 6th form, yr 10 and yr 11.

I'm particularly enjoying the bit of the assembly when I leave the long pause - the reactions are fascinating.

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 6 ”

Wednesday, 9th February 2011 - 13:24  |  (3 comments)

i am not alone.

there are people out there reading the stuff i am writing, getting their silence on, and now joining in the conversation with their comments and thoughts... thank you and welcome, fellow Quieteers...

interestingly, i am beginning to feel more and more 'accompanied' when i am doing my quiet.

it's not like i was expecting to just be feeling quiet, bored and alone when i started out on this. but the only way i can describe it is that i started out by feeling a bit weird, but now i feel really comforted.

i am not alone - because God is there.

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 5 ”

Monday, 7th February 2011 - 11:55  |  (3 comments)

Did my silence assembly for the second time today - this time for year 9 at King Edward VI Upper School. Certainly picked the right student to do the hammering. Suffice to say I will be needing a new piece of wood...

Something interesting happened after all the noise as I was talking. I had just reached the end of Elijah's story and right after saying the words, 'God wasn't in any of the noise, he was in the sound of silence', I paused for about 15 seconds (if that).

“ 10 minutes of silence - part 4 ”

Thursday, 3rd February 2011 - 18:00  |  (2 comments)

Had an early morning bit of peace and quiet today - now, this could work... :)

House was really quiet (wife and son in bed!) and just enjoyed sitting in the kitchen at our dining table in the nearest thing to silence I have found so far. Really felt like it set me up for the day, actually...

So, have turned into 'quiet-early-morning-kitchen' advocate, who'd have thought it?!

Pressed for time now - will try and write something a bit more interesting tomorrow, but I guess this lesson is that if you want to find silence it does take some effort. But it's worth it!