Wednesday, 16 January 2019


Questions I was expecting to be asked during our lesson about Jesus growing up:
  • Did he go to school?
  • How many brothers and sisters did he have? What were their names? 
Questions I was actually asked:
  • Would the rest of their family and friends have got back to Nazareth by the time Mary and Joseph found Jesus?
  • If Jesus never did anything wrong, how come Mary gave him into trouble?
  • How can we be Jesus' brothers and sisters (referring to Heb 2v11) if God never got married?

Monday, 14 January 2019

Jesus grew up like us

Glad to see our Sunday school kids don't seem to be influenced by the heresy of Docetism.

(Although if I did this activity again, I would omit the word 'toys' because there's no proof either way, and despite the teachers suggesting that he probably did have some simple homemade toys, the kids decided he didn't, so it sits awkwardly in among the sins, doing nothing useful.)


The covers of my church's new hymn books are all different colours. This makes me happy.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

DIY tip

Putting Vaseline on screws makes a huge difference.

Don't listen

Don't listen to the snake
for he lies and he takes
your faith, your hope away from you.
~Josh Garrels

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Nice design

Maybe this is common on lots of phones, but I never had it before this one.
When you have music playing but the lock screen on, the wallpaper is taken from the album cover and the controls are colour matched to it.


Monday, 7 January 2019

'Life' drawing

Got out of the habit of doing this. But it's useful. And fun!

Poses from Senshistock sketch.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Pilot me

This seemed a good song for the beginning of a year.
(The words aren't very clear so I've put them below.)

I will arise and follow you over
Savior please pilot me
Over the waves and through every sorrow
Savior please pilot me
O Lord

When I have no strength left to follow
Fall on my knees - pilot me
May your sunrise lead me on
Over the seas - Savior pilot me
O Lord
Josh Garrels

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Was reading this the other day and it seemed a good quote for the New Year.
When you met your father on the hill tonight, you stood and spoke together on the same spot; and although one of you was going up and the other coming down, at a little distance no one could have told which was bound in the one direction and which in the other. Just so two people may be in the same spot in manners and behaviour, and yet one may be getting better and the other worse, which is the greatest of all differences that could possibly exist between them.
~from The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald