Archive for November, 2009

lost sheep.

November 27, 2009 1 comment

Sometimes it seems a good idea to wander, even if just for a little while. But then, I guess we’re not really left to truly go astray.

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”

(Matthew 18:12-14)


“all are welcome”…?!

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve been woken up a lot this month. I’ve been talking, as I often do and I have heard a few things that made me ponderponderponder.

There was recently a fundraising concert in our church with lots of loud singing. A friend of mine had been walking by and had heard the concert was going on. In fact, she knew one of the girls singing in it. She told me that she had really wanted to come in but hadn’t been in church for a long, long time and was “scared the elders might shout at her”.

Today, a very lovely friend told me she had thought about coming to church at Christmas time but was scared cause she had never really been because of her parents and was scared about what people from the church would think or say.

What kind of image is that?! I realise this does not represent church everywhere and there are places where such an image is not present but it is clearly still an ongoing image that is portrayed in some places. We talk about making people welcome and gosh…we DO talk about it. That is good. Talking to people is good. But there comes a point where there needs to be action. How often do we sit there, leave it to one group of people to attempt to solve, leave them to talk about it? Maybe it’s something people think will “just get better” over time. It really won’t.

I’m feeling a little bit restless.

I want to talk. I want to share. I want to move.

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beautiful people.

November 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I am rubbish at blogging. I should get better cause I do enjoy it somewhat but it’s hard to find time to do it. I keep starting to write things and then get distracted by so many things. I shall aim to be better at some point.

This is not going to be a long post. But I’ve had one of those weeks where you think everything is going horribly wrong because of one failure moment. The failure itself, is nothing in the grand scheme of things. I hope to look back on it one day and chuckle. It was one of those times I had built everything up and then everything just came crash, bang wallop. But anyway, that is not the point of this post.

The point is…
I was caught up in my own little world and I wanted to hide. I didn’t want to realise I had super people around me. I took them for granted. I was comforted by a phone call, by a text, by a group hug, by joking, by understanding and also by not understanding but caring anyway. I was being melodramatic but people spoke to me anyway.

I love people.

On a slightly more ridiculous note: I very much want to see “A Christmas Carol”. It excites me. Jim Carrey in voice format pleases me more than real life format. Oh, that is a bit rude. I mean, I like his voice. I am thinking out loud for you here. However much I want to see it though, I cannot bring myself to go yet. I am not in Christmas mode. Dundee Rep Theatre are also doing a production of it which excites me too. Hurrah.

christmas carol

I have more “lynsey is excited” tales but I shall save them, meaning I must come back and write them.