Nidarosdomen

I love visiting this church. It is stunningly beautiful and a great place to reflect, pray and think.

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I had the privilege of going to a church service here this past Sunday..and I saw my first baby christening too. Which was lovely.

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Votiv Kirche Window

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I wandered round a beautiful example of gothic architecture this morning.. Votiv Kirche in Vienna, Austria. Photo taken with my ipod camera.. I’ll definitely be back there with my dslr next time..

Capturing a sunrise

DSCF6885 edit 2I went to my first Easter sunrise service this morning. It was great to meet together with other believers..and to watch the sunrise..

Thankful..

Sunset over my home town

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This week has been very busy so far. But its one of my favourite weeks in the year because my church hosts its annual youth conference. It’s a privilege to serve the young people. I took this after the meeting had finished. I love moments like this.

Lundy [part two]

Here is part two of my Lundy trip. I took a trip to Lundy on Saturday 5th May. Oh and its two years today since I started the blog! The past two years have flown by..and I’m still enjoying life!

For those who missed part one. Here is the link. https://apoetsjournal.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/lundy-part-one/

Enjoy.

Entrance to the church.
Stained glass window.
A group of bird watchers.

The old light house.
Cross in graveyard.
Blue house.
Passengers waiting to board M.S Oldenberg.
British civil ship ensign.

Looking back..

Its a good day as any to reminisce. I’ve come such a long way. I remember back in the days when I was at school and, I had no self confidence. I was very shy and kept to myself and spent lunch times reading. How things have changed.. :-D. Thinking of how far I’ve come really does make me smile.

Listening to old RPM songs reminds me of how incredible my God is and how he really does come through no matter what. Also about how important it is to be faithful in everything you do. How over the years I’ve had the privilege to be involved in three album recordings…and I know I don’t have the best voice but I just kept showing up and what an hour it was to serve alongside such incredible singers and musicians.

That reminds me of the time when I played RPM’s (now Iam Future) first EP in my registration class at school and my classmates actually liked it. I so thought they’d ask me to turn it off.

I have so much to be thankful for.. I’ve got the most amazing friends and family who are so good at cheering me on and being the best encouragers.

I’ve also got so much better at writing.. I was looking back at some of the poems I wrote in my mid teens and its so good to see how more confident I’ve become at getting things down on paper.

I’ve been on many incredible adventures…to Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, France and Norway…

Its incredible to think that 8 years ago today I made one of the most life changing decisions ever….to follow Jesus..

The journey so far has been full of ups and downs but I wouldn’t change it even if I could because in the hard times I discover more about my character and how persevering really helps to make me stronger. In the times when we most want to give up it’s in these times that I have found courage to keep going.

I’ve grown so much in confidence…I can do public speaking even though I still don’t find it fun..Its still a challenge and I really have to get outside of my comfort zone.

I would have never have thought that eight years later I’d be studying in Devon…….and the journey continues…

It’ amazing how life turns out. 🙂

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Gila Radner

[Light]: Burning bright..

On the way home from college I was walking past the local parish church. I love how the town still has quite a few of the old gas/ candle street lamps. They add so much character to the place.

Light up the world.