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It’s been a very rough week and weekend, but finally getting a chance to do a bit of painting has helped a bit. 🎨 DF69B3D0-0829-4831-867B-8C579D340286.jpg

Sometimes you only need another 15 words for a paper, but sometimes those words just don’t seem to be there…

Working in Procreate again for another women’s event flyer for Trinity Church Everton.

Page one in my new Maruman Croquis S163. I think if the paper was 20-30g heavier, it would work really well for on-the-go watercolour. Not that that’s going to stop me. 29E033A2-CD1C-4F8A-902C-B2E781C2F5BB.jpg

Time to play around and hope that I don’t end up completely sick with whatever my kids have.

More showering of birthday presents!

My best friend/arch-nemesis wrote a beautiful poem for Ash Wednesday.

Getting ready to begin this with my family tonight. Really looking forward to it.

It’s a heck of a day when a friend gives you a book for your birthday. And then, finding out that it’s a book like this is just something else. D2B1F0AE-3DD4-4CC0-9E36-60C418E0DA2F.jpg

I’ve never really done anything with Lent before, but this year I’ll be reading through this and meeting weekly with one of the guys from church. I’m really looking forward to it. F92C30C1-83B1-468D-B633-8D5FA2863075.jpg

It’s Pancake Day!

There’s nothing quite like being in an office that smells of both burgers and Christmas.

Today is the day I began playing D&D.

Drawing again. Decided to signup for Skillshare after being beat over the head by ads for them. Turns out, it really is worth it.

If I had to use one word to describe the new Cactus Blossoms record, it would be:

flawless

I’ve been listening to it while walking around this morning and I really can’t find anything wrong with it. Some people were a bit unsure about the new sound, but I think it’s a really good evolution from You’re Dreaming.

Today was one of those days where you get to the end and you know something happened between the start of the day and now, but you can’t figure out what it was.

“God is willing to wait.” - C. John Miller

¾ of my kids four years ago today. Our youngest was still a couple years away at this point.

Match.

How to avoid lazy praying

I just read through this article and find it really helpful and practical, especially as it says a lot of what I am finding through my counselling course. The biggest idea of which is that the more specific you get in working through an issue, the more intense and lively your prayers will be.

One of my favourite things about Micro.blog being my main place on the internet is that people link to original content rather than publish it with attribution.

On evangelism across multiple cultures

I’ve spent most of the day doing research on how to approach the topic of Serving Humanity. In a couple of weeks I will have the privilege of speaking during an interfaith event at a local mosque. Right now, the biggest challenges seem to be:

  1. Remembering that I am in a culture not entirely my own
  2. The same goes for those who will be attending
  3. The topic is way too broad

This is all still really exciting because it’s exactly what my family and I came to Liverpool to do.

Nothing takes me back to the first year of being married to my wife like this song. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist came out the same year and quickly became one of the first films we both loved as a couple.

It was a joy to sing with our family at Trinity Church Everton this morning after a week away.

Quick little drawing based on a tutorial by Christopher Hart. My Master Slim notebook again; the initial sketch was done with a Blackwing 602, line art with an 03 Micron and then the Staedtler Noris coloured pencils that my kids say they use at school. This is fun!