#BigRead13: Day 15: Story (#TFBloggers, #LentPhotos, @40Acts)

The first day we arrived in Ogongora, the kids were a little afraid of us ... by the end of our second day - they trusted us more and wanted to join in the fun with us (especially having their picture taken) - and we trusted them more with our gadgets! So #lentphotos today on Trusting: #BigRead13 Thoughts As we move onto The Horse and His Boy this kind of line appeared from then onwards: “Child,’…

#BigRead13: Day 14: Learn (#TFBloggers)

#LentPhotos today asks us to look for #refreshment #BigRead13: Thoughts I remember laughing when I saw this quote "Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools.” -The Professor” ... ideas about what/how to learn change frequently - and the scientific agenda of 'fact' is so strong that we end up losing creativity... (as I seem to remember Winston Churchill saying about the Second World War - what are we fighting for if it…

#BigRead13: Day 13: Safe?

Today's #lentphotos is 'navigation' so I thought I'd use the picture of the map of the road we took Entebbe-Kampala-Jinga-Mbale-Soroti: #BigRead13 Thoughts I love the quote about 'not a tame lion', or 'not a safe lion' as said here - and Hosea 11:10 seemed a natural Bible focus. It's so easy for us in the world to think that God is 'our puppet' (as last week's housegroup material focused upon) - but as this week's…

#BigRead13: Day 12: Rebuild

As I am most likely in the air most of today, I thought I would just reshare this quote from today: C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not…

#BigRead13: Day 11: Quirks

# BigRead13 Thoughts I love the way that The Screwtape Letters speak from the perspective of the devil, and how we can see just how gently (that slow & gentle slope we spoke about the other day) things start to bug us, until they are really big things (typical passive-aggressive behaviour we think? - I think I've got better at speaking up before it gets annoying!) that 'explode' - not particularly: Bring fully into the…