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2019-02-18: There’s something special about writing while listening to sad piano music and seeing the British …

2019-02-14: February is a big birthday month for us. This time, it’s Chloe’s turn to be 8!

2019-02-08: Did some baking. 🍞

2019-02-06: a farm, a firehose and a broken dream The more time I spend away from traditional social media, the more I realise that these places are …

2019-02-05: And just like that, everyone at Casa De Alcantara is battling the same cold.

2019-02-03: I cannot believe my eldest daughter is 9 years old now!

2019-02-02: I’m not yet 30 years old but I still bought a shopping trolley today.

2019-01-30: I really want to start a TinyLetter but I have no idea what I would even write about in it. I can …

2019-01-28: “The soul is a complicated thing. The soul is a wormhole, multidimensional, polyhedral. We have …

2019-01-28: I’m giving time tracking a try but my biggest issue right now is that I just worked an entire day …

2019-01-28: Blackwing 602s smell like cumin.

2019-01-27: Red Bull & Hennessy by Jenny Lewis is the single I wish Fleetwood Mac was still capable of …

2019-01-25: This little guy is 2 today!

2019-01-24: I think I’m addicted to cortados.

2019-01-23: One from the weekend.

2019-01-22: And just like that, I finished reading Bird Box.

2019-01-22: Of an evening.

2019-01-22: One of my biggest challenges with all the drawing that I have been doing lately is remembering that …

2019-01-22: The community centre where our church offices are located is starting a Tuesday afternoon social …

2019-01-19: I took the big kids into town so that my wife could have some quiet and a chance to rest while she’s …

2019-01-18: Nothing like having a bunch of people over for a prayer meeting on a Friday night. Now it’s time to …

2019-01-18: It’s snowing in Liverpool!!! ❄️

2019-01-17: Having one of those days where I seem to only get a third of anything done.

2019-01-16: Regarding the reading plan again, it is really helping me to be familiar with books of the Bible …

2019-01-15: The early morning belongs to the Church of the risen Christ. At the break of light it remembers the …

2019-01-14: Currently reading: Bird Box by Josh Malerman 📚

2019-01-10: It’s a very grey day and it’s been perfect for working through reading the second half of a book for …

2019-01-08: The reading plan - a week in I’m about a week into the new reading plan and so far my favourite aspects of it are: My wife …

2019-01-08: “The very reason we pray is because of God’s sovereignty, because we believe that God has it …

2019-01-08: It’s been a couple of years but I’m actually installing some stuff via the Terminal.

2019-01-04: Your Friday isn’t funky enough until you’ve had this in your life.

2019-01-04: truth in love When communicating in person, one of the things that I have always struggled with is the love part …

2019-01-02: If we respond (to hardships) with, “I don’t understand all this, but I know that my …

2019-01-02: And the first new 📚 of 2019 that I’m starting is Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I …

2019-01-01: I made a pie!

2019-01-01: Happy New Year, Micro.bloggers! It’s 2019 in Britain!

2018-12-31: Roasted off some sweet potatoes, celeriac and beetroot for a vegan pie I’m making tomorrow. …

2018-12-31: My favourite music (2018 edition) One thing that sort of passed me by this year was music. We were so busy with the process of moving …

2018-12-29: Yard.

2018-12-29: Another shot from our walk in Stanley Park the other day.

2018-12-28: This guy’s illustrations always amaze me and I’m so glad he’s finally made one that can be …

2018-12-28: Reading through the Bible again Thanks to the Christmas gift of the ESV Reader’s Bible (the single-volume one), it looks like I will …

2018-12-27: A shot from the lake at Stanley Park this morning. It’s been a good day.

2018-12-27: First time making/eating kedgeree. Omg.

2018-12-26: That feeling when you’re drinking a glass of white wine, reading (for fun!) while you’re poorly …

2018-12-20: Having the opportunity to read a novel for an hour or so feels like such a luxury now that I can’t …

2018-12-18: 2 Chronicles 21:20 is probably the harshest summary of a persons life that I have ever read.

2018-12-17: Thanks to the Lego Batman Movie, I get to occasionally hear my 6-year-old son singing (I Just) Died …

2018-12-15: I’m going through one of those phases where I try to make all of my stuff platform …

2018-12-15: One interesting part of the experience of trying to do ministry in the UK is finding out just how …

2018-12-14: This nativity play just got kind of intense. I haven’t been behind a set up like this in a long …

2018-12-13: Britain really needs to rethink this colour scheme for weather warnings.

2018-12-12: Sewing together 14 metres of fabric today. Pursuing ministry for 15 years didn’t prepare me for …

2018-12-08: 6 hours, 4 drafts, 1 cup of coffee, 1 cup of tea and my final assignment for this counselling module …

2018-12-08: I’ve only baked a couple of loaves of bread since we’ve been in 🇬🇧. Hopefully this changes that …

2018-12-08: Right now the wind is going at 52 mph. Guess we’re definitely staying inside today.

2018-12-07: Was in another part of Liverpool today.

2018-12-06: It’s a study day again, but this headache is threatening to send me back home and straight to bed.

2018-12-05: Knowing is not a static achievement - David Powlison

2018-12-05: The dedication that goes into crafting a scene like this is beyond me.

2018-12-05: Today, I learned that having a good umbrella doesn’t mean your trouser pockets won’t get …

2018-12-04: that feeling when you decide to just let a word count shrink My word count has gone way down over the last couple of days. I have a feeling this project is going …

2018-12-03: I shouldn’t be scrolling through my feed here because I should really be writing. I’ve …

2018-12-03: Hitting the streets to hang posters for Trinity’s upcoming Nativity. Enjoying the sun after a long, …

2018-12-01: I missed NaNoWriMo but that’s not stopping me from trying to make it happen in December since I’ll …

2018-11-29: Channeling my inner-Doc&Devo today with a couple 602s, Golden Bears, a regular Blackwing and a …

2018-11-29: Today, my office is the nearest Costa Coffee while I try and get this last paper revised, rewritten …

2018-11-28: I found this article on reading the Bible to kids really helpful and convicting.

2018-11-28: Now that it’s basically December, one of my favourite Christmas albums gets to keep me company while …

2018-11-27: Lesson learned today: cold, rainy days in the awkward time between autumn and winter are definitely …

2018-11-24: Finished reading: The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson 📚

2018-11-23: Death, when its sting is drawn and it’s powerful fears are rendered harmless, is but the means of …

2018-11-23: Currently reading: A Better Story by Glynn Harrison 📚

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2018-11-22: thanksgiving Thanksgiving has long been my favourite holiday. So as I sit in the living room of our house in …

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2018-11-20: grace that’s taking us somewhere One of the great joys of being a Christian is knowing that the life of a Christian isn’t a …

2018-11-20: Nights that have to be spent studying rather than relaxing are worth it when you get to read stuff …

2018-11-19: Did not expect to see these in Britain.

2018-11-17: Took the boys to Stanley Park to play and go for a walk.

2018-11-16: It really is Lemsip season.

2018-11-15: Paul was not more justified than you are as a Christian! - Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life

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2018-11-15: Today’s office for study day is the library’s reading room.

2018-11-14: So very thankful for getting the hang of using Procreate.

2018-11-14: This week, I have done more drawing than I have in the last decade.

2018-11-12: As I work on drawings and lettering for upcoming Christmas events at Trinity Church Everton, I …

2018-11-11: David Powlison’s cancer David Powlison’s wisdom and words are a big part of why there was restoration in my family. He is …

2018-11-10: Currently reading: The Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson 📚

2018-11-10: We had an amazing time in Chester, but it is good to be back home in Liverpool with the kids.

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2018-11-08: Early afternoon tea at the Booth Mansion. It sounds like an Audrey Hepburn film in here.

2018-11-07: We’ve been married for ten years today and it still feels like day one.

2018-11-06: The sweet taste of success when you get second place in the pub quiz that you attended by accident! …

2018-11-06: We’ve arrived in Chester!

2018-11-05: I’m really looking forward to the coming week. Tracy and I get to go away without the kids to …

2018-11-05: Nothing can destroy brutal relationships faster than the Gospel rightly applied. - DA Carson

2018-11-04: I’m typing this so I don’t break my streak so I can get a pin.

2018-11-03: More reading in my attic office with a pale, grey sky to keep me company.

2018-11-02: It was great getting to join the leaders from churches all over Liverpool for their monthly joint …

2018-11-01: We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it. - Martin Luther

2018-11-01: Also, hello Lemsip…

2018-11-01: Well, that was a short-loved attempt at it but the amount of reading I have to complete this month …

2018-11-01: Study day means that I get to stay home and read and hang out with my youngest kid while the older …

2018-10-31: Halloween in Britain. I’m going to feel a lack of Reese’s peanut butter cups tomorrow…

2018-10-30: Finished reading: The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes 📚

2018-10-30: Unfair Forgiveness is a courageous, clear-minded choice to be mercifully unfair. - David Powlison One of …

2018-10-30: I shouldn’t be, but I’m thinking of attempting NaNoWriMo this year…

2018-10-30: I got to do the most missionaryesque thing I’ve done so far, going door to door to let people know …

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2018-10-29: The biggest downside to having a lovely, old house is the cost of heating it when you didn’t have a …

2018-10-27: Concerning anger, David Powlison very wisely says this, ”momentary complaint, vocal argument, …

2018-10-27: Walking to and from the grocery store really makes you appreciate being able to get the bulk of your …

2018-10-27: Saturday morning tunes today: Pink Moon by Nick Drake. 🎧

2018-10-26: When we have strength only to resist, we may know Christ’s government in us will be victorious - …

2018-10-26: Because of the Lego Batman Movie, my 5-year-old son has asked me to make him Lobster Thermidor …

2018-10-26: How to treat people is always near the center of Christian discipleship. - DA Carson

2018-10-26: I’m always blown away by astronomy photography.

2018-10-26: the least likely to While going through my Bible reading for the day, I was struck again by the way God chooses to use …

2018-10-25: Big Bird is doing the bedtime story on CBeebies. My and my kids’ childhoods have officially merged.

2018-10-25: But he gives us more grace. - James 4:6a

2018-10-25: Thursdays are generally my day for studying for my biblical counselling course. I usually try to …

2018-10-25: Had to run a couple of errands in town, which always leads to photos. 📷

2018-10-24: “A simple and time-tested formula for building a big audience: 1) Call yourself a Christian. 2) …

2018-10-24: The calm before the match.

2018-10-24: Truth is truth, and error, error, and that which is unlawful is unlawful, whether men think so or …

2018-10-24: It is one main fruit of Christ’s exaltation that he may turn every one of us from our wickedness. - …

2018-10-24: Currently reading: The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes 📚

2018-10-24: A good reminder on proclaiming both the glories and the pains of following Jesus when we share the …

2018-10-24: Young and (car) free Young couples ‘trapped in car dependency’ I feel really fortunate to be able to live outside …

2018-10-24: Hyperbole is dead.

2018-10-23: It’s so crazy that we live so close to a spot as beautiful as this.

2018-10-23: It’s autumn so I guess that means I’m going to give blogging another go.

2018-10-23: It’s great to hear some of our ministry partners talking about the persecuted church. Speaking …