Thursday, 20 March 2014

Rebekah May - the Story So Far

The following is taken from my testimony at Rebekah's dedication service at TCM Baptist Church, Lincoln on Sunday 16th March 2014.

Like a Christening but without the splashing, the dedication service was a chance for me and Hannah to publicly show our intentions to bring Rebekah up as a Christian, to dedicate her life to God.  This is why we have those intentions.

Six years ago Hannah and I both chose the University of Lincoln to study and we both left home for the first time to live in Lincoln. Although neither of us really thought it at the time, God had huge plans for both of us and bringing us together to Lincoln was just the start...

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Amazing Grace

In Amazing Grace (2006) William Wilberforce (friend
of John Newton) used the song for the abolition of
slavery.
Written almost 250 years ago, Amazing Grace has been recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart, Elvis Presley, Leann Rhymes, Dolly Parton and many more. It's maybe one of the most famous songs in the English language and is regularly sang at church services today.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but ow am found,
Was blind but now I see.
But it's not often that we sit back and think about what songs are actually saying, what they mean to us.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Meeting My X-Men Fix

image: imdb.com
Those of you who know me will know I'm quite a Marvel fan.  I love the stories behind the superheroes and how they affect their behaviours and relationships with each other.  Especially when multiple characters cross-over as a team.  Avengers Assemble (2012) comes straight to mind in this case as does, of course, the X-Men (2000) and its following films.  So when The Wolverine (2013), Hugh Jackman's sixth (he had a cameo in First Class (2011)) appearance as Logan (Wolverine), was announced, it got me excited.

I didn't think I could see it due to the impending arrival of my first child but since it is currently 10 days overdue, I was able to catch it at my local ODEON, hoping to be wowed by CGI, entertained by the light humour Marvel films bring and to get my X-Men fix.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

3 Uses for Social Media at Visit Lincoln

Last month I was asked to speak about the work I do on social media with Visit Lincoln (both Facebook, Twitter and others) at the local Twitter meet-up: Lincs Tweet Meet.  I thought I'd share my notes below for anyone who is interested.

Me at the Tweet Meet (image: The Lincolnite)

Monday, 10 June 2013

Android App Review: Is it Raining Yet?

There are an almost innumerable amount of weather apps around for your smartphone or tablet so finding one that does the job in a good looking way is quite a job.  I've been using Accuweather's offering for a while now but both the BBC and Yahoo have released standalone weather apps of their own which I've been trying out on my Android powered HTC One X.

BBC's new weather app was released today. (image androidcentral.com)