Monday, July 31, 2006


'hello charitable looking gentlemen, can you give some money to water-aid?'

'we have no money, so we'll tell you about Jesus instead'

Coffee and theology with drew.

Singing in the shower.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

06-07 will be our marston moor

Sunday, July 30, 2006



Best friends

Outdoor prayer meetings

church lasting 14 hours

Scott: 'he was lying on the floor hurt, so i was like c'mon barbie, shoot him now'

Standing next to Sibs, a pastor from Harare at the aforementioned prayer meeting. I can't imagine what he's seen and has to face.

i can't see you every night free

Saturday, July 29, 2006


The email i got from kate re: surrey stuff. The words 'advisory committee' definatly shouldn't get me as excited as they do!

Talking to people about Jesus

maidenhead slough windsor runnymede staines egham

Friday, July 28, 2006


Spending time with my Grandad.

Falling asleep in the sunshine.

Catching the very end of 'Nirvana: Unplugged' on MTV

pines! pines! sun! shine!


hey big dog! i'm really good, visiting rach in ipswich at the mo n going 2 a mates bday
my address is...
i'l drop u n email soon man...i got msn! hope ur doing good.
hugs and manly kisses x

From: Dave Peacock
16:16 27-jul-06

me and jimmy carter

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


There's going to be a Transformers film.



i heart lloyd off of scott mills

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


The headline news story on South Tonight which was, in effect, 'Cars drive fast through Oxfordshire village.'

The slightly strange inscription on the inside of an old book that used to belong to my Grandma that my Grandad just gave my sister which may signal the discovery of *another* dark family secret.

in the morning

Monday, July 24, 2006


Reading the preface and half the first intorduction to 'Future Grace' by John Piper in the gathering dusk in my garden. It took me three pages before i came across a sentence i had to read three times very slowly!

because we want to

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Getting a hug from Alan, the lead pastor of my old church in Bourne End. Now this would be fairly par for the course if we were talking about Fam, but i don't think i've ever seen Alan hug anyone!

The way he gently but powerfully released me so i no longer have to feel a tinge of guilt about driving to Reading every sunday morning.

The joy and excitement on Judie's face as she told me about all her three children returning to faith...oh that everyone would come back.

Becci's plans to subvert the blogosphere

Jess being in bed when i called her at 2220!

squatters rights

Saturday, July 22, 2006


An easy, yet complicated one.

I'd spent most of the early afternoon in Wycombe, getting my hair cut, going to the bank, dodging the rain thinking on a couple of occasions 'hmm, thats 365tastic'

Then i got home and got a call from a friend that he'd heard a rumour that another friend of ours had shot himself. The guy lives in Cumbria so we rarely see eachother but are in regular phone contact. The rumour was on a internet message board that we all use (yes...i know!). We'd been out of phone contact for a couple of weeks, which was the length of time mentioned in the rumour, and no one had spoken to him since the 11th. In the end after exhausting all other avenues, we called Cumbria police, and they sent a car round.

He was fine. His phone connection was gubbed, hence his lack of internet or telephonic activity, and someone had obviously put two and two together and made 87. It all seems a bit silly now, but in those hours, when i alternativly convinced myself it was true, and then that it just couldn't be it was awful. I was literally face down on my bedroom floor begging with the Lord (he's not saved) for my friend.

I never thought hearing another man's voice would make me go weak at the knees (especially not this man's voice!), but half an hour ago it really really did. So there's my 365, hearing the voice of a friend who i thought i'd lost forever.

saturday night's alright for fighting/dancing in O'Neills


Thinking i still lived in Reading on the way home from Aldershot...hello Bulmershe and Shinfield

Reading this and this

The pleasingly silly notion of seeing my face on UCCF propaganda


Friday, July 21, 2006


'the way you fought that half pound sea-trout took my breath away'

perhaps you had to be there


My little sister actually catching something i threw to her...the look of surprise on her face had to be seen!

Listening to Incubus on the beach.

Eating Ice Cream in Tarbert.

After dinner going outside in the 11pm half light, standing watching the river flow into the sea, and singing some of my favourite worship songs. Really liberating to know there was no one around for miles...I know it sounds pretty terrible, but it was so cool, very intimate.

she visits me in my dreams


Dozing on Hushinish beach in the it was good, more like the West Indies than the Western Isles

Having a chat with Brian, who was in our party and a Christian about my future. Him giving me a knowing look and saying 'your card is marked' at the end of the conversation...

he can't hear me and i don't listen to him


Bumping into Rammo at Heathrow...I tell you what, he is one cool dude.

The fresh highland air hitting my face in Stornoway

Looking after my little sister

Being really easy talking about Relay with people

oh divinity what do you see in me?

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Mandy and Big Dave both being at church.

Sean talking about 'seak and soak' at get an envelope with a name in it, and you have a week to get them wet. In Sean's words there are 'essentially no rules'.

Falling asleep in my garden in the sun.

beyond the moons of saturn

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Seeing Jess emerge from the crowds at Paddington. All my early morning angst dissapearing in a flash. It's great when people who you are pleased to see are equally pleased to see you!

The hardcore worship songs and readings (Ecc4:9-12, Job 38:16-36) at Joe's wedding.

Joe, standing at the top of the aisle, with his soon-to-be wife during said songs singing with his hands in the air.

Joe and Laura getting married.

Richmond looking like a village in the sunshine.

The random thai restuarant where we lunched.

The view from the top of Richmond Hill was amazing! The river and green lush'd never guess you were in London! Worth it, even though we were going the official wrong way to the station.

the problem is anna, we're too cool for her

Friday, July 14, 2006


Spent a top day in Oxford with Drew, wandering around in the sunshine not always totally sure of where we were. Surprised by the green open space right in the middle of town by Christ Church Cathdral, impressed by the architecture, enjoyed good lunch and good words in a covered market (where else can two men talk about brioche?), met some 'individuals' in a park ('hey ed, that looks like a good place to sit'), stayed strong for each other as we resisted the temptation to buy CD's (Joy Division, The Cure, Thom Yorke, Secret Machines) and clothes that we couldn't afford...
Deffo the best post uni day.

hey anna, what shall we put in the quote book eh?

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Being moved by this to sit outside in the sun and read Galatians.

Having my attention arrested by Acts 20:24.

Sorting out my living arrangements for next year.

one night in ice


Dave T: Hey ed

Me: Hey man, wassup?

DT: Yeh good how're you?

[there then followed a brief exchange that isn't bloggable]

DT: me and Tim are planning on going camping the week after next...fancy coming?


DT: Cool, i'll give drew a bell as well.

Having friends that love and care for me enough to ask me the questions i really don't want to answer!

Walking around my sunny garden in barefeet pondering and praying over John 14:1-2.

The hugeness of the moon in the nights sky driving back from cell. Isn't it amazing what Christ's blood has bought for us?

Oi! Cuomo...noooooo

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Contemplating Philippians 1:11-26 whilst sitting at the bottom of my garden enjoying the birdsong and the evening sun. Thinking how ridiculously good God is that from August getting people excited about Jesus will be my job!

Re-reading the first three chapters of Don't Waste Your Life.

Depp in Pirates of the Carribean...oh Kermode, have you ever been so wrong?

chicago is so two years ago

Monday, July 10, 2006


Singing to chorus to 'Nothing can tear us apart' by The Drama, knowing who i was really singing it about.

Sending off letters to all parts of the country. I love writing addresses on letters...maybe i should get out more...thanking God for people being willing to support me.

Experiencing real answer to prayer. That was cool.

if you want to be the window i'll gladly be the frame

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Church, like, obviously.

Feeling the Holy Spirit as i was getting prayed for. Really really feeling free and happy. Hearing Sean's voice above the din saying 'receive...receive'. and feeling like i was receiving.

Feeling the Spirit punch me in the stomach on the drive home from church. That was cool.

Driving through the evening sun on my way to watch the football. Listening to the Incubus acoustic cd, idly wondering whether i'll ever need another CD in my life!



Watching a small bird wash itself in a puddle whilst walking the dog...that was pretty cool.

Meeting Becci. Talking about UCCF/church/church and UCCF/the future/the past/relay/people/award giving blogs. Good times.

Knowing i'll be at Fam tomorrow worshipping the God i love in the church i love.

meet me in outer space we could spend the night watch the earth come up

Friday, July 07, 2006



Thinking the whole thing was a bit weird because no one prayed at all throughout the ceremony. Knowing that the awesome God that got me this far is the same yesterday and today and forever.

The pleasing symmetry of having a letter published in Bucks Free Press on the day i graduate on the same issue as i did in september 2003 before leaving for uni.

lacey green: no beings pass through

Thursday, July 06, 2006


'i'd rather be talking about real life with you than getting a decent night's sleep'

lets go see raul

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Being on MSN into the wee small hours with anna and making my heart long for Heaven and the perfect eternal fellowship we'll enjoy there.

sister: where is somalia
me: east africa...on the horn of africa
sister: i see, so is it somalia that runs into Israel?
me: falling to knees and beating carpet with faux! no! no! no! i'll fetch an atlas (i like my little sister)

driving home from cell along a deserted A 4 and A 404, singing along to Tim Hughes at the top of my voice...enjoying the peace of His presence...

rip it up and start again

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Hard to go past what's happening right now: Bish formatting my support letter and Nicola working on my CV. Seriously guys, thank you. I know i come across as a loud mouthed baffoon, but i am seriously thankful!

Reading about the Ministry into New Nations task team in the newfrontiers magazine and thinking in quite a calm measured way 'yeh, this is where i want to be'

Being able to pray for things happening in Bournemouth, loving being part of the kingdom.

seriously though, what are we gunna do when the aliens get here?

Monday, July 03, 2006


I really really might have found a house in Guildford (i just typed Reading and had to delete it..!)

Lying in my gardenin the sunshine contemplating Psalms 55 and 56. Fighting to trust the trustworthy.

Random texts that have made me smile.

in my own summer the shade is a tool

Sunday, July 02, 2006


The very cool conversation i had with Sean about my future before church.

Getting goose bumps watching the 'together on a mission' promo dvd in church on the hottest day of the year.

The text i got from Ceryn (again!) about my new house, and the subsequent conversation i had with the guy whose room i might be having.

Rediscovering the power of simple words.

nb: on msn with Nicola, talking about how great mission is, and of course, how great Jesus is!

lets go

Saturday, July 01, 2006


Getting a text from Ceryn that made me smile during and after the football...thanks mate.

Meeting up with an old mate in Wycombe and still laughing our guts out at jokes that probably weren't funny six years ago, and certainly aren't now.

look calm down i just wanna mr whippy