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It’s my last week with the good ship UCCF. It’s been a good 5 years, but last night, as I watched Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman head around the world,  I realised I could have been doing something entirely different with that time. For my job I have had to drive a lot. I mean. A lot. The A27 is a road I know every twist and turn of far too well. My poor car had 35,000 miles on the clock when I started, it now has 123,000. Admittedly lots of that is due to my unhealthy obsession with the Lake District but really. Apparently there are 23,600 miles around the world. (clearly that depends on where you start and what counts as ‘around’, walking in a circle around the North or South poles doesn’t count.) But bear with me. If that is true, I could have spent my time happily driving around the world 3 or 4 times instead of doing this job. Think of the sights I would have seen.

(Lou, my housemate, pointed out that I wouldn’t have been able to encourage so many students etc if I had, but really… I could have driven round the world 4 times…)

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There has to be an outlet for my random meanderings. (well there doesn’t have to be, that’s more of a wish thing. But bear with me…) Here is as good a place as any to swirl the thoughts of my brain around.  So some from the last week for future recollection, fear not, they are not particularly profound.

I like boys. (see not profound at all).  My life has become lacking in boys recently and I’m glad to see that trend being reversed, on the whole they are lots of fun.

I love praying when it really is just about talking to God and not impressing the people around you. Times when you laugh a lot at the random stuff that comes out of our heads sometimes and people do things as simple as tell Jesus they love Him. (note to self, start really praying like that more often.)

I’m not sure REM’s new album is a return to form. It’s better than the in parts tedious Around the Sun, but it’s nowhere near as good as In Time and Automatic. I could be wrong. The guitars are loud and fast and that is swaying me to be kind to it.

It turns out there is a God who is at work in this world. Three conversations already this week have made me smile at seeing His work in peoples lives and hearts. I sense the words privilege-to-do-this-job rising to the surface so I’ll hastily carry on before I skip further down the path of jargon phrases.

This one is for Anna H: We’ve got to bring people to the fountain of life, and we’ve got to be drinking deeply ourselves. There is no point just running cups of water to people without drinking ourselves, there is no point people being dependant on us. There is every point in bringing people to Jesus and watching as they encounter him and are changed.

There really is no better way to spend your Saturday than a walk in the wind on the downs, downing cups of tea, watching Top Gear repeats and then feasting on a banquet of lush food. Mmmm.

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