OK, here I am in possibly the coolest coffee house on earth. Idaho’s Gods Green Earth, Jeff Buckley’s Grace, and The Pixies Bossanova are on shuffle on the stereo. This is just after I entered the place saying to Pete Greig that Idaho are my all time favourite band…
So, I made it! I’m here in the States, on holiday and currently staying with the Guistinos just outside San Francisco. More of that later…
This is just a quick post about a great movie I saw on the way over here. I managed to get onto a Virgin Airways flight, and I’m really glad I did – loads of leg room and choice of what movies I wanted to watch and when.
I was really pleased to find that the movie ‘Saved!’ was on offer…
The good â€“ no the fantastic â€“ news, is that we have finally concluded our negotiations over the contract for the new Boiler Room here in Reading. Iâ€™m really looking forward to being able to live out our six Boiler Room values (Prayer, Creativity, Mission, Justice, Community, Pilgrimage) with the focus of a permanent place of prayer at its centre.
In other developments this week, Trev, compiler of weird and wonderful Christmas music compilations (these-things.blogspot.com), shows how useful a bit of idle websurfing can be. I present you open source beer!
Weekends are for relaxing, right? Didn’t quite turn out that way this weekend!
After a quick trip back to the parents place in North Wiltshire on Saturday, I legged it from the quaint little Cotswold stone village of Ashton Keynes, to Ipswich, on the East coast.
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Lots of news on what I’m up to with 24-7, prayer pointers, and much more! Riveting reading 😉
This was a long time in the making, and I’ve finally decided to release it to an unsuspecting world – The Boiler Room Rule!
I felt that God was calling me to write a re-interpretation of the old monastic rules in late 2002, based on our experiences at the Reading Boiler Room, part of the 24-7 Prayer movement.
We’ve all seen the news. You can’t help but be shocked by what’s currently going on in South Asia.
It seems that last night the generosity of the general public in the UK outstripped that of our government. Over £50mln has been donated so far. I guess that only makes a small dent in the problems of reconstruction and healthcare though, so please make a pledge today. There are many places to do so, and the one I’ve used in the UK is Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). If you’re a UK taxpayer your gift can be made tax efficient, and the member agencies include organisations such as Tearfund and World Vision.
You can click on the graphic below to be taken to the website.
Pray for the survivors as they try to reconstruct their lives. They need our prayers as much as our money.
We’re not quite there yet, but we’re getting there. Check back soon!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!