Monday, 18 August 2014

Returning to Blogging.... In One Place

It's been a while since the last post hasn't it?!
Life has been rather chaotic with lots of different writing projects, conferences, assemblies, camps and Children Worldwide stuff. Sadly, when life gets so busy, the first thing that has to go is the blogging!

My hubby and I also have a ministry blog - that we never seem to have time to keep updated...... mainly because I'm not good at describing what is going on in our life and ministry. Plus, the system we were using wasn't very accessible visually, so I was finding it difficult to use. I tweet constantly about what we are doing and tend to hope people follow that.... but not everyone does twitter!

Whilst on the last week of Hungarton Camp we had an email to say the servers where our ministry blog is held had been hacked.... did we still want the blog? We made the decision to close it before we checked if our blog had been affected, it hadn't, but we still feel it's a good decision.
So.... Having tried extra pages on here, I've now decided to have another Blogger site under the same title as the previous blog "The Morgan-Gurrs" - much easier to administer (Bigger font and accessed more easily from the systems I use!)

Meanwhile - I have the basis for a few 'musings' blogs going around in my head!

Currently I'm pondering the question: Have you noticed that most children's teaching about serving God has "God will reward you" as the central reason for serving? Should we also be saying "Do it just because you love God so much, and because your service is worship"?

I will continue to ponder!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Amazing Stories About Some Amazing Young People

I’ve been thinking through what I’m going to say at the new “Neos” conference - a conference designed to "Equip all for family, youth + children's ministry". 

Aside from some sessions in the Additional Needs Alliance stream, I’ve been asked to do a 7 minute “Quick Insight” on additional needs.

What can I say in 7 minutes? 

What I want to do is to be positive!

Then I felt a blog post ‘coming on’. It wrote itself whilst I was in the bath…..! (I do some of my best thinking whilst in the bath!)

Friday, 2 May 2014

Choosing Speakers - Regardless.....

There’s loads of tweets and posts out there on conferences only having white male keynote speakers.

Do I support this campaign? Absolutely I do! 
I am blessed to know many gifted female speakers and speakers of a different ethnicity, and I am happily cheering them on from the sidelines. The conferences who don’t use them are missing out on a huge blessing.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Cold & Broken Hallelujah

I’ve thought long and hard about writing this blog post.

It’s a vulnerable one…. and I hate being vulnerable.

But it keeps screaming at me to be written, and this is my third attempt at writing it!

It stems from a seminar that Steve and myself did at Spring Harvest called “Coping With the Onset of Disability”. I wasn't totally sure about doing it, but as I've quoted in another post - God appeared to think it was a good thing!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Stolen Dignity

Dignity: “The state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.”

We use the word dignity in many ways, and as a result its real meaning has been eroded a lot over the years. 

I'm often described as dignified - but by that most people mean I don't complain much (they don't know me very well!)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

On International Women's Day - Think Disability Too

In all the discussions surrounding women's rights in the lead up to International women's day, disability seems to be one area that doesn't get much of a mention.

As a campaigner for disability rights in both children and adults - I want to speak out. But I'm going to let the United Nations and the World Bank do the talking for me.

I'm Not Blind, But I Can't See.

I've been tweeting about websites with small print this morning.

My motives for this are two fold - and has nothing to do with being a grumpy old woman!