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Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
3:13 pm
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
11:56 pm
Tomorrow's the day...
The advice of one friend for tomorrow, which is results day. I'm going to Ormskirk, and I find out officially how I've done. It could fall either way; first or 2.i. We'll wait and see. I admit to being as tense as anything at the minute lol...

Just to wish you a happy and memorable day tomorrow. Enjoy all of it - the results, the elation, the friends you'll see and the memories you will gain. It's an exciting day for you so remember to step back and absorb it all. You'll never repeat it but neither will you ever forget it. It means saying goodbye to some people and looking forward to new developments with and for others. Share the day with them all and be glad for others as they are glad for you.

It's a landmark in your life because it marks an achievement over all the odds and obstacles that once lay in your path. Rejoice that you have overcome them all and be proud of what you achieve. Give thanks to God of course but remember that He enabled YOU to achieve what you have.

Whatever the results, know that God has blessed you in many ways over the last three years but most of all He has blessed your endeavours.

Friday, June 24th, 2005
10:51 pm
Results soon...
Well, not long till I get my results now. I'm going slightly mad (er) looking forward to the marks turning up. Should be a very interesting time...

Back to College area tomorrow, as I'm speaking at Lyndsey's church again on Sunday. Sorry I update this thing so infrequently these days, still working out where all the different email addys are going to when I lose the College email. It's now set (I think) for the permanent one of sunspot.jkdart@gmail.com - well, it's meant to be permanent anyway...

Current Mood: restless
Thursday, November 25th, 2004
6:30 pm
Can't make this stupid machine work...

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004
12:02 pm
Dissertation news
From what I handed in last Friday, my dissertation tutor thinks I'm online for a first!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
4:11 pm
I can barely believe it; WE'VE DONE IT! The Weekend Away went well. I'm absolutely staggered to be able to say that; by Friday, I honestly thought we were in trouble, but things worked out excellent. Me and Sarah did shopping for the weekend on Thursday, me getting excused from Sylvia's lecture (didn't miss much), but Friday was HECTIC. My first part of the dissertation was due in first, but I also had a 9.00-11.00 lecture. At twelve o'clock, an hour early, Sarah rang up asking if we could get on with some more shopping; I had to delay us while I just handed the dissertation stuff in. It was already getting hectic. Sarah's mum had given her an extended list of stuff we'd need, tho', so the shopping lasted overtime; then, when we needed to get back, the taxis told us they'd take up to twenty minutes, so we lugged the shopping back. My watch had stopped, we were later than we realised, and the hecticness only carried on. No sooner did we get things prepped than we realised the minibus was smaller than we'd reckoned...

Nightmare! But we had exactly the right amount of ppl, fitted everything in (JUST!) and set off. I'd not thought we'd be able to do it, but while the minibus was being packed, I had to head off and print off some final notes for the studies - I'd intended to do them between 12.00 and 1.00, but, with Sarah being early, hadn't been able to, and had then run out of printer credits... Aaaaargh...

But, we got there. We didn't have a Friday night meeting, but just settled in, watched a hilarious Peter Kay DVD, some of them went for a walk while Claire stayed behind; I did too, because I wanted to fine-tune the study for the morning. The idea with the studies was to have them much more interactive, but, contrary to what you'd expect, the more interaction, the more work is needed. So trying to prepare three interactive meetings was a severe strain. Me and Claire wound up having a VERY deep conversation about being born-again, in which God even gave Claire a vision (she was spooked as anything by that LOL but I was, like, Whoah!)

Saturday went really well. The first meeting went perfectly; I got across the idea of being a witness by having a sort of role-play-study, in which groups of twos and threes looked at a number of different Biblical witnesses and tried to work out what they'd say. Then talked for a few minutes about why be a witness. It went well.

We then went to Llangollen, chosen because we were nearly 50% American students so they deserved to see quality Wales, we figured! Again, it went really well, but everyone was tired out. Tea was belated because of problems cooking, by which point we were all far too shattered for the evening meeting. Cue nightmare number two; combine two meetings into one, when both parts of the talks were important to what the CU are going to be doing for the next semester, possibly the rest of this entire year. Aaaaagh!

Sunday morning went excellent. I was tired out and turned off my alarm in my sleep, but fortunately woke up at roughly the right time anyway, and everyone else was a bit late, so I was able to get things prepared again. Successfully merged the two meetings by cutting down a lot of details about prayer styles and basically making it an introduction to Intercession, while I also couldn't help but spontaneously adapt some stuff from the Vision Statement on Moses' reaction to his Commission as an example of how we can react to Christ's.

Dinner went excellent; I managed to get everyone to sign a card of thankyou to Sarah for her work in the cooking area without her even knowing it, which delighted me, and amused me a great deal. On the way back, we stopped off at Chester, for the usual photo-quiz. Got back at 7.00-ish, and are getting rid of the excess food later on today at the CU meetings!

So there you have it! WE DID IT, FOLKS! THE WEEKEND AWAY IS OVER AND WE DID IT!!!! At only half-power, 'cause Lyndsey and Andy were unable to help out at all, we successfully did the Weekend Away!!!!

YEEEEEEHAW!!! I still can barely believe it! I was like, "It's over! We've done it! YES!"
Saturday, October 9th, 2004
7:39 am
Dissertation, Dissertation, Dissertation...
Yeesh! My dissertation is on Alcohol and Binge Drinking, and I'm already fed up of it!!!!!!!

Anyhow, next Sat is CU Weekend Away; really looking forward to it! We've got a really good bunch in the CU this year; Little Miss Giggles is still around (it'd be much too quiet without Claire!), and Mark and Jon are still available to be visited every now-and-again, which is cool!

Not much else going on really... Yeeeeesh...

LOL! Eh..? What are thee buttons..? Help..! I don't know what to click! As a sidekick, Pinkcrusader, I'm afraid I'm an inept one! (Still, it makes the Wonder Twins look good, no? And at least I haven't blown up the computer!)
Friday, October 1st, 2004
6:27 pm
Going to visit!
Going to see Mark and Jon tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
5:24 pm
Too quiet...
CU went well yesterday; meanwhile, it's far too quiet round here, without Mark, Jon, or Kathryn to nip down and see! I haven't even had a chance to get someone to play chess yet LOL!

My hall is dead, but dead; I kid you not, the last time I saw one of my hallmates was on Friday... I've tried everything I can think of, bar going out with them, but even to do the latter, I kind of have to see them enough to find out when they're going out in the first place..! (Plus, I'm not just gonna tag-along to a bingeing session... That'd be about as interesting as mud...)
Monday, September 6th, 2004
1:19 pm
Here we go...


I'm equal parts excited and terrified if truth be told... This could be the best time the CU's had in a long while, but it all depends on who we get. Nervous excitement is probably the right term, really. I'm glad we've got one Exec member in Halls this year, actually, because it means I can be more easily for the (at present, hypothetical) Freshers.

This is scary, but also exciting. I do not believe that God would have motivated me, encouraged me, and set me on the vision that He has done, if He were not going to honour it. He showed me the path I had to walk, and now we'll see what happens.

The College is nearly up-and-running today; apparently Margaret Bain is fully-functioning, and, according to one friend, dozens of ppl I know are in there because every time someone mentions me, a dozen others start nattering about me! LOL! Absolutely typical LOL!

I spent the weekend down at Mark and Jon's, was delightful to see everyone again, I've missed them; Lou was nattering about Paul (of course!), Sarah bobbed round and slept over at theirs last night too so we had a good chin-wag, and I had a great time with Mark, Jon, and Alex! WONDERFUL to see them all again!

Claire's staying on, now doing a Childcare course, for which I'm relieved to hear; it'd be too quiet without Little Miss Giggles!

Anything else..? Nah, not really, I'm just over-the-moon atm but scared as well. Oh, Exec meeting on Wednesday, meeting with Julia from Fusion on Thursday (thank God, sounds like some of the barriers/ complicating factors there have been dealt with!)

Lord Jesus, I ask in Your Name that You will honour what we do. None of this is for us, but all for You, because we love You. Let us be pleasing to You this term and this year; let Your Name be glorified; and let Your people live lives that make You smile in delight.

I pray for the Exec, that You will guide us, that You will show us the paths to choose and that we will have wisdom. I pray You will help us as we work to grow the CU and make us more and more Christlike. Let You be central to every decision we make and every choice we choose.

Bring in those You have planned, whoever they may be. Let this CU be truly marked with that fourfold vision; Discipleship; Fellowship; Evangelism; and Prayer. Let the excitement I have for this CU be conveyed to the Exec; let us be committed; and through our committment, let us model the message that we have to the CU members - and to the College itself.

In Jesus' Name,

Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
12:38 am
The Return
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
10:53 pm
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If you were on a battlefield right now, versus everything...
Lover or a Fighter?
Fight for good or evil?
Battle Cry
Weapon of Choice Excalibur
Appearance Blazing fireball
Your Battle Cry... Is a reason for them to surrender
Foes slain upon first strike: - 97%
What you fight Invading Mutants
You fight.... Because no one lives forever
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Thursday, August 5th, 2004
10:08 pm
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10:02 pm
Don't try this at home, kids...
Today, at the cinema, a load of stock was put on the conveyor belt to be taken downstairs, and tipped over. First I clambered down the conveyor belt collecting them (for Florence, a rather nice lass (only kidding around lol)). Then I was asked to try and get to some of the stuff; I proved the only one both thin enough and crazy enough to squeeze through to underneath the conveyer belt, collect the stock, clean it out, and get back out again lol...

Hmm, all probably breaking a hundred and one Health and Safety laws LOL!!!!

Uh-oh, according to Sarah, my future position with the Jedi hangs in the balance on this journal. In accordance with that, I was *not* (notnotnotnotnotnotnotnot) the only one 'mad' enough to go under the conveyor belt, but I was the only one with sufficient mastery of the Force...

Hey, maybe that was my Jedi trial!!!! LOL!
Monday, May 17th, 2004
7:43 pm
Here we go again...
Am currently repeating an assignment that a virus deleted, so am bored to tears. Let's see, what can I prattle about this time...

Think of a topic...

Bought quite a few cheap DVDs and CDs from Bethan, looking forward to watching them, including Jeepers Creepers, which I guarantee will scare me witless!

Currently rereading The Chronicles of Narnia, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Saint Omnibus (1956 one). Now there's a bizarre selection of reading lol!

Can't think of anything much more to blather on about lol!

Hope everyone's well!
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
2:00 pm
Well, Kath's fallen out with God, and so, I suspect, has Esther. Which, much to my amusement, also means they've fallen out with me. I think that probably constitutes the biggest compliment I've ever been given lol!
Monday, April 26th, 2004
4:15 pm
OK, so one of my housemates has now officially decided what was coming for a long time, that she's lost her faith. I admit this isn't a situation I can fully understand; to me God's just... naturally there, and I don't know how anyone can *not* believe in Him, let alone go from a relationship with God to nothing. Odd...
Saturday, April 24th, 2004
2:42 pm
Been a busy week... Assignments and various stuff... CU-wise, going quite well, we're getting prepped for next year (that's our particular focus - we can only achieve a *little* of the changes that are needed in the time remaining).

One of my priorities has been to try and get a sense of vision and direction - a sense of where we want to take the CU for the next year.

Probably the most popular image of God’s direction (and the most common Biblical metaphor for vision) is the children of Israel following the guiding hand of God through the wilderness. God redeems His people Israel, saving them from slavery in Egypt; He then sends His glory into the Tabernacle, guiding the Israelites by it (Exodus 40: 36-37). Where God does not lead, the Israelites do not go. However, God had not simply saved the Israelites from slavery – He had saved them to the Promised Land. The Israelites failed to catch the vision, and hence failed to occupy the land for 40 years (taking 40 years to make an eleven-day journey).

In the same way, I believe with all my heart that God is taking the CU somewhere - He is directing us to a specific place. We've set four main areas of vision to be worked on over the next year. I'm not going to go into the same level of detail for all of these; I'll post a lot of my comments on Fellowship and Evangelism, simply because I'm thinking them through again at the moment. Discipleship, the teaching is pretty much settled. Prayer I might post later on.

1. Discipleship

Matthew 28: 18-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you, even to the very ends of the age."

We're now working on strategies; I've taken on the challenge of this quarter of the vision, and am working on strategies to implement it over the next year.

2. Fellowship

Hebrews 10: 19-25
"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Sarah's taken on responsibility for working towards fellowship.

3. Evangelism

Acts 1: 7 - 11
He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Lindsey has taken on responsibility for evangelism.

4. Prayer

Luke 11: 1 - 13
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say:

"Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come.
May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one."

Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.' Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness and persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

Andy's taken on responsibility for prayer.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2004
6:01 pm
Onwards and upwards!
Am now back in Ormskirk, enough money to get me by till the next loan comes through (thank God for parents...) and, GET THIS! I HAVE A NEW DON MOEN CD!!!!

I'm happy! *grins*

God bless all, and have a good easter!
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
3:26 pm
ex angel
You're like an angel. As everyone knows, angels
dwell in heaven. They were desribed as shining
ones wearing white and the idea that they have
wings is believed as well. Guardian angels are
the ones that many people think are dead loved
ones who try to protect the living friends or
family they have on Earth. They usually had
blonde hair and maybe brown with flawless
appearance and sweet dispositions. They were
cheerful, hopefull, selfless, loving, and kind.
Angels are the one mystical creature that a
majority of people truly believe in. Encounters
with angels are poping up all over the world
and reassuring people's beliefs in angels.
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What Mystical Creature Are You? (Pictures)
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You Are Romans
You are Romans.

Which book of the Bible are you?
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