Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

25 November 2010

Chennai challenge


Imogen is over the moon or shall I say delighted because she has been accepted on the Chennai challenge run in Stafford by youth workers Cathy and Robert Short.
She is going to spend three weeks immersed in real life South India supporting the work of dedicated local leaders who run this charity project for Chennai's destitute children and young people.
Her friend Lizzie is going too and they can't wait!
Each team member needs to fundraise their trip and programme  minimum of £1400. 
Blessings. Yours in Christ. N.

20 November 2010

You are my All in All


You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all

Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I'd be a fool
You are my all in all

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Oh, Your name is worthy

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame

Rising again I bless Your name
(I bless Your name)

You are my all in all
(Oh yes you are, yes you are)

When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
(You fill my cup)

You are my all in all
(My all, Lord, hallelujah)

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
(Oh, Your name, Your precious name is worthy, Lord)

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

You're my everything
The beginning and the end
The first, the last You are
The great I am

Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
(Oh, my Jesus, my precious Jesus)
Worthy is Your name

Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name

Songwriters
Dennis Jernigan

Published by
SHEPHERD'S HEART MUSIC INC.


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Lose my soul by Toby Mac


Luke 9:24-26 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.



Man I wanna tell ya'll something, Man.
Man I'm not gonna let these material thing's, get in my way, ya'll.
I'm trying to get somewhere.
I'm trying to get somewhere, 
Thats real and pure and true and eternal.
Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life's demands,
'Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
Like I'm gonna be a daddy whose in the mix,
And I'm gonna be a husband who stays legit,
And I pray that I'm an artist who rises above,
The road that is wide and filled with self love,
Everything that I see draws me,
Though it's only in You that I can truly see that its a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose.
And I'm a little kid at a three ring circus.

I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
The paparazzi flashes, and that they think that it's you,
But they don't know that who you are is not what you do,
True, we get it twisted when we peak at the charts,
Yo before we part from the start,
Where's your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?
Tell me what's your title,
America has no more stars, now we call them idols,
You sit idle, While we teach prosperity,
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me.
We're free...
Not because of 22's on the range,
But Christ came in range, we said yes now we changed,
Not the same, even though I made a fall,
Since I got that call, no more Saul, now I'm Paul.


I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
Don't wanna walk away,
Don't wanna walk away
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
It's hypnotizing me from living in light of eternity,
How do I sense the tide that's rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in light of eternity.

(Lord what we gon do,We're relying on you, 
all eyes are on you Lord, 
all eyes are on you, all eyes are on you Jesus.)

I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don't wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
(Don't let me lose my soul, my soul.) 
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(This is my honesty, Father, won't you cover me.)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna walk away, and all those people say)
I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
(Don't wanna lose, I don't wanna lose my soul.)
Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion,
As our eyes are open wide and on you. 
Grant us the privilege of your world view,
And may your kingdom be, what wakes us up, and lays us down.

Blessings. Yours in Christ. N.

5 November 2010

The auction was a success!


Remember the auction back in October.  It is worth mentioning that thanks to the generosity of those Hixonian and others who participated, the total raised amounted to £ 750 approx. after expenses (£ 150).  The photos only show some of the goods.!
Stuart Hodson, the team administrator, waiting to start the auction..In the background, Gill Dunmore. Last photo, Geraldine Taylor,  waiting to take the goods to their prospective owner. What was very impressive is that Stuart managed to get rid of everything!
A big thank you to everybody who organised it and it took quite a bit of time too.
Blessings.


Time to celebrate!

Last Sunday, the team service was at Sandon Church where we celebrated Geoffrey Smith's 50th anniversary as an ordained minister. 
The church was packed with brothers and sisters from his former parishes and all over the team who came specially. 
It was an emotional time for both Geoff and his wife Margaret and their family and for us. 
After the service as everybody stayed behind for a massive buffet organised by all the wardens, we had the opportunity to congratulate them and spend some special time chatting with them.

May the Lord continue to bless them abundantly and strengthen them. 
In Jesus-Christ we ask. Amen

31 October 2010

About Bologna

http://grassabolo.blogspot.com/

If you click on the above link,  you will be able to read Camille's first post! As we were on facebook last night, she told me that she'd started a blog. So I hope you will enjoy following her adventure in Italy and exchange thoughts/comments on the Italian life...It's such a long time I went to Italy ..all I remember is going round the museums and admiring Leonardo's paintings and any Roman stones...oh I forgot..my brother wanting more ice-cream! (well he was only 5 at the time!)
Blessings.

15 October 2010

A very special night!


Meet the Weston gang at the Woolpack as Roger and Gill were celebrating their wedding anniversary and Roger's birthday.
 1st photo, Steven,  Roger and (2nd photo) his wife Gill who invited us to their Xshush wedding anniversary! Also, it was great to meet up with Alison, Mickle and Marge and Dave. The atmosphere was great and we were in excellent company. 
That night, our conversations were interrupted by emotional comments  as we were watching live on tv the rescue operation of the 33 miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile! Praise the Lord!
















6 October 2010

Idol Worship « Videos « The Skit Guys

Idol Worship « Videos « The Skit Guys

When you think of worshiping idols, what comes to your mind?
Golden calves? Giant statues? Here’s a sobering look from The Skit Guys at what we often look like when we bow down to our own idols.
Blessings.

4 October 2010

In Bologna

















I cannot believe that our big girl Camille is in Italy for a year as part of her year abroad (Erasmus). I miss her so much already! We booked a flight on Ryanair website on the 23rd of Sep and we had to be at Stansted for 7 a.m. At the time I was a bit concerned to drive all the way there in the morning. That night I went to bed at 8 p.m. and though it was hard to fall asleep so early I did it! The alarm went at 2 a.m and we managed to leave the house by 2:45..
When Camille arrived in Bologna, things did not go too smoothly. I booked her in a B and B. However its lady owner told her that she would have to share her room with her something that she never mentioned on the phone. This was not quite you would expect, after all I paid good money for it! Fortunately it did not happen! Camille stayed another night there and then I found her another hotel for her third night. After more nights in this hotel, she met up with another English student Olivia and is sharing with her. Now she has found a permanent room not far from the university. Tonight she's told me that she has three lectures in the morning and then she is moving in the flat. We've been skyping most evenings and I recommend it as it is so handy!

26 September 2010

Do come to our Auction

in Hixon Village Hall. This is in aid of our church heating and remodelling. The event will
happen on Friday the 15th of October.
Bring your family and friends for what will be an exciting evening.

8 August 2010

7 August 2010

Would you believe it ?

If you do not recognise this character,(Richard Hammond) I will give you a clue, the programme starts with a B for brain...brainiac, only in this case I would say that is far from you'd expect any scientific programme do be..just supposedly fun...
One person in our household likes it...and rates it 9 out of 10!
Really you'd say..
UNBELIEVABLE..
and I have to find the most ridiculous excuses to get out of watching it....
So who is he/she? Does anybody in your family like a programme you wish they would not watch...for your sanity! Let me know.
Have a blessed evening.

2 August 2010

I was made to love you and be loved by you



The dream is fading, now I'm staring at the door
I know its over cause my feet have hit the cold floor
Check my reflection, I ain't feelin what I see
It's no mystery
Whatever happened to a passion I could live for
What became of the flame that made me feel more
And when did I forget that...

I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you'd keep me
Never would you leave me I was made to love
and be loved by you

The dream's alive with my eyes opened wide
Back in the ring you've got me swinging for the grand prize
I feel the haters spittin vapors on my dreams
But I still believe
I'm reachin out, reachin up, reachin over
I feel a breeze cover me called Jehovah
And daddy I'm on my way
Cause I was made to love...

I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you'd keep me

Never would you leave me I was made to love
and be loved by you

I was made to love you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you'd keep me
Never would you leave me I was made to love
and be loved by you

(nah, nah, nah, nah - nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah - nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)

Anything I would give up for you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah) x2
Everything, I'd give it all away (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)

Anything I would give up for you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Everything, I'd give it, I'd give it all away, Oh yeah

Cause I was made to love you (I was made to love you)
Yeah I was made to love you (I was made to find you)
Cause I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you) (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you)
Cause I was made to love you (I was made to adore you, made just for you) (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
I was made to love you (I was made to adore you)

Yeah I'm loved by you
Yeah I'm loved by you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
Yeah I' m loved by you (nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
(nah, nah, nah, nah, nah) 

[Thanks to Kelly Spencer for these lyrics]
[ TOBYMAC LYRICS at www.AZLyrics.com ]

29 July 2010

Shackles (Praise You)






"Shackles (Praise You)"

Whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don't mind thought
Just glad to be free
Know what I'm saying, uh!

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
(What'cha wanna do?)
I just wanna praise you
(Yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(Uh feel me?)
And I'm gonna praise you
(What'cha gon do?)
I'm gonna praise you

In the corners of mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can't take it anymore

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
[repeat x3]

Take them off
What'cha gonna do, yeah

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you 

27 July 2010

Meet Grace !

 Isn't she beautiful! Two weeks old, and growing fast...
 Proud addition to the Page family..
Grace's first interview!
So tell me Grace, what do you like to do in your spare time?
 Euh, I like cuddles, i love naps..I love waking up mum at night, not sure why!
Have you got any favorite hobbies?
Definitely,  I love drinking milk, I like going out in my pram, 
I have been told that you are loud at times. Is that true? 
Well, I like expressing my opinions, I can be loud at times
 (as I am allowed, why not!) I kick mum sometimes, sorry mum!
Do you have a sense of humour?
Actually, mum says that whenever we are about to leave the house
I make her late...and she says, typical hey! 
Watch this space, more about Grace very soon!
Have a blessed evening. In Jesus' name.

Our Big Lunch 2010



 Here are a few snapshots of what we were doing for The Big Lunch...
 Socialising, eating, drinking...
 relaxing, enjoying the weather...

 playing baseball (yes!) going on the bouncy castle that Pam ordered so kindly...
 setting up the bbq, heating up marsh mellows for....everybody (not just the children) lol





 salads, pies, cakes, tarts and more bottles and of course mugs of tea...

We all had a fantastic time on that Sunday and it was so pleasurable to have 
quality time to chat instead of just 
saying 'hello' in a rush in the morning or the evening.
..Did you enjoy yours too? Tell us about it!
Blessings.

Pea shooting?

 Not long ago, Hixon church met up for a social afternoon at Jenny's. 
Many came and enjoyed the strawberries and cream 
as they were absolutely delicious! 
We will mention also the bubbly and wine...in moderation of course!
I am sure that you will admire Jenny's beautiful sweet peas...

 Comfortable, smily, and definitely chatty (before the photo)

Roger and Jenny, our host, going round asking if anybody wanted more strawberries..
.well I assure you that they did not stay long on the  tray!
Proud parents Ben and Lucy with content baby Lilly
Anna-Greta having fun on the balançoire. 
We also played 'boules' and Geraldine was the winner of the overall game. 
What else, a game of pea-shooting that was new for me...
.much to my regret, I also found out that I was absolutely rubbish at it
 so gave up and let the champions keep on! 
That was a great afternoon of fun and fundraising. 
A big thank you to Jenny and her helpers for organising this event!
 Praise the Lord for this memorable time!

Joy!


Some time ago, we cycled up to Weston, I must confess, with some difficulty, I'll speak for myself, being so unfit! Still, when we arrived there, we were wondering whether to keep on to Stone. However, Steven's bike needed some attention and we went to see our friends Alan and Pat.
Here are some photos of their lovely garden, ready for the Open gardens competition!
I particularly love the clematis. Mum had one very similar in the front porch and used to pamper it a lot.



 While we were having a long chat, I could not help noticing those baby birds as they were so noisy and hungry. Mum made lots of trips to feed them.



26 July 2010

Hixon school fair

Some time ago, it was St Peter's School fair. It was very well attended as the sun was out. A bit of a breeze too, so just the weather you want for a fair!


One could get to know some ducklings, get lots of raffle tickets, eat burgers, hot dogs and ice creams.


I remember enjoying going to our school fair being a child. It was called 'la kermesse'. 


Parents would chat while we could disappear and chat too with our friends.










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I was born in France and brought up as a catholic. After the traumatic divorce of my parents, I moved to England and became a lost sheep. However I was convinced that I was 'a good person' until I fell in a muddy pit in July 2005 after taking decisions without seeking God's Word for guidance.  I cried out to the Lord and He heard me. I was rescued and redeemed by Jesus-Christ my saviour. He has turned my life around. 
I live blissfully with my husband Steven,  a c.o.e. vicar, near Stafford (UK). We are the proud parents of three loving daughters, I am also a step-mum, I have an amazing family including a step mum, two brothers and two sister and a dear sister-in-law and her children and grand-children, lots of cousins and eleven nephews and nieces. We live near Stafford in the UK.