If you have spent any time with me this month, you know I have been reading Henry Cloud’s book Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality. I think it is my book of the year so far. Okay it is only the first month and I have a lot of reading to go. But I am in 7 or 8 other books and this was just brilliant! I keep rambling and raving about it. Sorry if you are sick of it. If you want it, I’ll buy you a copy. It’s epic. Okay maybe not all of you. I don’t … Continue reading Do You Want Growth or Comfort?
This week til February 5th at Jesmond Parish Church next to the Jesmond Metro there are taster sessions for Christianity Explored.. 7:30-9:30 pm every night with a free meal from the Chinese church in town. (Come very hungry.. they make so much yummy food). I will be hosting one of the Christianity Explored groups in my house in a few weeks time. If you are in the northeast it would be great to have you pop in for a taster. Come and explore the person who is Jesus. 7 weeks to look at Mark’s gospel.. one of the life accounts … Continue reading One Life.. What’s It All About?
Last night I got in from a ball about 1:30/2am to hear… Beep. I paused. About 45 seconds later…. Beep. Apparently one of our smoke alarms was on the way out and it had decided to let us know. I started getting ready for bed hoping I could ignore it. Beep. No definitely not. I went out to the hall to find my housemate with a broom poised at it trying to make it stop. She had been woken out of a sound sleep for the beeping. Thankfully there was a ladder on the same landing as the waning alarm. … Continue reading Jo and Christy vs the Smoke Alarm
Watching the Lance Armstrong fall has been very saddening in the sports world but also a reality check and heart check to those of us honest with ourselves who can say.. “what can I learn from this.” I have 4 things of my own and then an article from Ed Stetzer. 1.) It has moved me to want to live more transparently “in the light.” What secrets do I hold that if they grow they will take me down? Seeds sewn in character that will have a life time of consequences. It always starts small. I want those desires or … Continue reading Christy’s Life Lessons from the Lance Armstrong Failure
I got stuck in the snow today. And may have had to be dug out by two little middle aged to elderly ladies. 😉 Who ended up giving my very stuck car a push up the hill. The moral of the story is: No matter how good of a snow driver you are, sometimes you just need to buy a shovel. Which I promptly did today. The end. Continue reading Confession
I’m from Ohio. Which looks like THIS in the winter: Actually this was December, and the snow was just getting started. It gets worse. January and February are our bad months. #HudsonOhio It isn’t THIS bad where I am from. This is an hour north of me- Chardon Ohio. Chardon does consistently get this much snow. We all know what the term “lake affect” means. I hope the guy who posted this photo online doesn’t get all photo rights angry on me. 😉 I live in Britain. Which is kinda like living in Texas when it comes to snow. Except without the … Continue reading How to Drive in the Snow – instructions from an Ohio girl