This is a mishmash of posts that I will not have time to make before we leave for Greenbelt and various other places.
This is to show what can be grown in fairly small plastic pots in a garden in Essex by people who usually remember to do the watering but not always.
Apparently pastors in Denver have taken to praying from on board a helicopter called ‘Prayer One’. Unfortunately at the time of writing the website is down, but you can see a Google cached version here. There is a newspaper report on the LA Times, but it might ask you to subscribe if it isn’t in the right mood.
From the website:
It is hoped that with enough awareness, every person in the city, when they look up and see a helicopter flying, they might ask, “I wonder if that’s a group of pastors praying over our city?”
Marvellous. Though they should be walking.
What’s my blog rated?
Find out here. Mine is rated a ‘G’ (Which I think is a ‘U’), even though I occasionally use the word ‘hell’. I’m not displaying the special graphic though. If I display one ‘online-quiz-sort-of-thing’ graphic I’ll have to display them all, and we know where that leads.
Christian Book Awards
Whilst we wait to hear about the nominations for the controversial Christian Blog Awards here are the Christian Book Awards. I can’t remember who told me about this, but it might have been Russ at Inspire Magazine.
Once again the categories prove to be problematic. If you are not a children’s writer you have two options: (1) Most challenging, life changing book (2) Most persuasive, revealing book.
Hmmm. The problem with these categories is that they sound a bit, well… fervent. There are some of us who (and I really am not trying to set myself up for some sort of an award) could not really be ‘challenging and life changing’ or ‘persuasive and revealing’ even if we put our minds to it.
I think what is needed is some slightly more half hearted categories:
- Most sensible, not getting too carried away with things book
- Most suitable book for a reasonably lengthy train journey
- Best book to keep in the bathroom for a bit of a chuckle
- Book with the most evenly-spaced stapling
I’m sure you can do better.