How Lush!!!

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things...

Saturday, March 31, 2007


Regs taking me out to Mayfair to SKETCH for lunch and drinks! What an arty farty funky place! The egg pod toilets, the amazing pieces in the parlour! Scallops and mussels...mmmm!

...How Lush!

Friday, March 30, 2007


Oodles of fun with the kiddie kidz last one before easter, more veggie tales Jonah!

A productive efficient day of work.

Pizza and American idol at the most wonderful Alexanders house! GET SANGRIA OUT!!!! Or whatever he's called!

Coldeze! Sugar free!

...How Lush!

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Having Matt and Kate Tarling to dinner, so lovely to catch up with such wonderful Ex-Hullites! Remembering the good old days of Matt smashing and knocking things over in my house in his sweet but clumsy manner on student team meeting days!

...How Lush!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


The Apprentice back on!

...How Lush!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


The priviledge of meeting up with my Susiewoosie, who i used to 121 with back in 2005, during her brief job interview trip to London. Going for coffee in south kensington, seeing and hearing a wise and mature and God centred girlie...a real encouragement!

Jonah veggie tales with the explorers... lots of fun and the kids able after the talk series to say: "Thats not in the bible, thats not either!"

And this...

...How Lush

Monday, March 26, 2007


The comfort of cuddles in the midst of an awful day

...How Lush!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Waking up to the news of the birth of our first niece! Welcome to the world Imogen Perkins!
Our excitement at being proper Uncle and Auntie to a lickel tiny baby!

Finally some time off this afternoon...mmmm

...How Lush!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Hilarity on day 2 of old folks hol club at church as the microphones mess around, cutting in and out, in and out during the talk on the history of the theatre!

Getting a lovely card from one of my bestest friends in the post just when i need it!

...How Lush!

Friday, March 23, 2007


Jewellery making, watching 'The Queen' and trying to reach out and have meaningful conversations to bring in the gospel at the Old Folks holiday club at church. Drinking lots of tea!

Pizza and catch up of the last 3 episodes of 24 on Lisa's sky plus!

...How Lush!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


A lovely and encouraging afternoon with Bimba, finding a secret and more spacious starbucks right near the heath!

Seafood and fish for all meals!!!

Being able to help a dear struggling sister practically.

...How Lush!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Excellent training session this morning on Open Theism and though attractive it is wrong and undermines the sovereignty of God, it excited me to be stretched in my mind and inspired my quote to Matt on the way home, when he said i had seemed to love it and be keen..."Well, i could've been a great theologian you know!"... ha ha! God is in charge and he has a good plan!

Yummy night in with Matt, a chinese, my fave Rioja, and lots of house progs such as relocation and Grand designs!

...How Lush!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Tati giving me the MattandPippa joined gingerbread people she'd made us!

Explorers going really well, the kids listening so well to Jonah 4.

Undeserved unbirthday gifts from Jodi!

God showing me to be dependent on Him and His powerful Word to grow and mature Christians in biblical faith. I just can't do it, however convincing. Only His Holy Spirit can.

God not being the god we try to make him be or want him to be, and though thats uncomfortable, and i don't get it, i can still bow, i must still bow.

...How Lush!

Monday, March 19, 2007


...regarding the point of Romans 8:28-29...

'Remember the 'good' in verse 28 is defined as being likeness to Christ in verse 29. Is this not how we are to look at all our shattered dreams, apparent failures and heart wrenching disappointments? When the wash is all in and the dust settles, there will not be anything that God has not used to shape us to the likeness of His Son.'

Dale Ralph Davis, The Word became Fresh

...How lush!

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Titus giving me flowers.

...How Lush!

Saturday, March 17, 2007


A long lie in.

Fun and games at the Griffins.

...How Lush!

Friday, March 16, 2007


Fantastic listening, questions and response to Jonah 3 at youth group tonight! We love those kids so much and long for them to come to know and trust in Jesus for themselves, because He loves them so much and is the only one whoc an give them forgiveness and life forever!

Fun watching American Idol with the Alexanders and co.

...How Lush!

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Things to be thankful for today... so many:

My brilliant husband.
The beautiful bright sunshine streaming in through the windows, keeping me warm as i worked.
Clean crisp bedsheets - doing housework like a proper wife should.
Danni being answered prayer in her servant hearted willingness.
Spending time with Rach after what seemed like ages!
Psalm 121.
Mussel spaghetti.

...How Lush!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Reading a great book.

A good time redeeming staff mtg.

Yummy prawn green thai curry.

Highlight of today HAS to be the old chinese man walking by me and giving me a couple of winks and very appreciative glances!!! Hmmmm what a hottie!!!

...How Lush!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Casey giving me a flower at explorers.

God is AMAZING, He is a providing God, to those who deserve nothing! Yet more grace...

And he provides in the small things - like the green pepper!

...How Lush!

Monday, March 12, 2007


A delightful dinner party at the Vicarage!

God is good all the time!

...How Lush!

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Great singing together about the truths of the Resurrection!

The challenge that that same power is at work in us who believe meaning we ARE able to say not to sin, we are no longer slaves to it's decaying demands!

Pete saying funny and rude things... i've missed his realness!

Driving home, deeply discussing things of great importance with Ali and Macey and Luke.

Getting Curry and falling asleep in front of the TV

...How Lush!

Saturday, March 10, 2007


Being reunited with many of my favourite people in the world.

God sustaining me and helping me despite little sleep.

The depths and delights of the Resurrection - it is more important than i ever realised, it means more about Christ, and about my future than i ever realised. It is wonderful! A whole day of lookign at the whole bibles teaching on this subject. Because Jesus has risen from the dead physically, he cannot die again, he is victorious, the master over sin and death and if i am trusting in Him then I will be raised to life, physically, given a transformed, perfect body, in a new physical transformed, perfect world! If He didn't rise from the dead then it's all completely pointless, a waste of my life being a Xian. BUT HE DID!

Hanging out with lovely friends

...How lush!

Friday, March 09, 2007


A beautiful walk with Macey and Luke.

Heading off expectantly and excitedly to Contagious Leaders Training weekend, with Ali and stopping for filthy KFC on the way.

...How lush!

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Finishing some ongoing work! Finally!

Macey and Lukey arriving and a wonderful time with them involving starbucks, Krispy Kreme donuts, laughs, fun and serious theological discussions - the best times!

...How Lush!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Being able to support someone in a special way.


Night of fun with Alix involving wine, chinese food and TV

...How Lush!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


'The chemistry of divine providence takes the sludge and crud and confusion of our doings and makes it the soil that produces the fruit of His faithfulness.'
Dale Ralph Davis, The Word became Fresh

...How Lush!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Cafe nero chai latte

Infuriating, transforming, capturing, triumphant grace.

...How Lush!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Wowwweeeee! Incredible generosity! God is amazing, church family are amazing - we're stunned!

Sweet potato risotto and 24 with the lushus Christina!

...How lush!

Saturday, March 03, 2007


A lie in...mmmm

Meeting up with my bro and Shireen for a relaxing afternoon strolling through Covent Garden and hanging out in a cosy, quiet coffee shop, catching up. Brilliant!

Party tonight! huzzah!

...How Lush!

Friday, March 02, 2007


A surreal Sainsburys experience - on the way there, during and back home random strangers being ridiculously chatty, friendly, complimentary and cheery! London is not a cold individualistic city...always!!!

The impact that can have on your day!

Pizza, AMAZING dip, diet coke and Sky treats such as American idol and catching up with the latest of 24 at our lovely American Family's home who we love very much and can just hang out with and be real!

...How lush!

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Answered prayer, mega answered prayer, relationships restored and renewed! Weights being lifted, burdens getting dumped off.

A night at the opera - different! Hmmmmm...

Poodle hair lady - just incredible hair!

...How lush!