Wednesday: I'm writing this from a hammock

Tid Bit about living in Recife: In the UK, even in London and larger cities, I don’t think that we really have a full understanding of what Noise Pollution is, or how it can affect you, both positively and negatively. For example, last night when really, all I wanted to do at 3.30am was sleep, I was kept awake by fireworks and by the fact that this community has finally discovered Despacito and was playing it on a loop (although I must say that this is quite rare for the community here. They don’t usually have parties until 5am, and the whole place is abuzz with the scandal this morning). Despacito is just universally a cruel tune. So, yes, there are times that it seems quite unfair to have to adjust your body clock along with others who have made the decision for you! On the other hand, I must say, thanks to the light and the movement and the music in the mornings, I find that I wake up much easier and much happier, it feels more natural, the cocks crow at sun-up (they really do!) a…

Tuesdays are for Teams

Happy Tuesday all.
I have been thinking recently about what makes a good team. I mean, not only recently but generally in life, this is something that someone in my position is constantly thinking of. How to motivate, how to be a part of and how to lead a team. As I was thinking of this, I came to a realisation about my favourite teams to be a part of, which I think gave me some insight into what kind of team works best.
Throughout my life in ministry, from before I was even a regular member at church, I have been drawn to a specific ministry – teens. Even when I was a teen, I loved working with teens, at confirmation camps in Finland, to the YF at Hebron, to Legacy and so on. These were not projects that I was paid to be a part of at the time, although later on that would come to pass as well, but it was something that I was willing, and eager to commit to and to be a part of. When I first started working for Hebron, YF and Legacy (our inter-church teens work in Aberdeen) were my outs…

Monday: Emotions were made to execute change

Psalm 12:5 "Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."

Hello All!
The temperature is rising here, summer is on its’ way, which means we have entered into a month of targeted action to the city, and we are all in that stage of adulting where we enter into arguments about who is more tired than the last person. But I must say that it has all, so far been very worth it.
I know I haven’t written in a couple of weeks. This is mainly due to the fact that I stopped and started a bunch of possible posts, making it about half way through each before realising that I wanted to write about something else! And through this process I realised that it was ONE big post that I should be writing, but perhaps to describe the events that have been happening over the last couple of weeks and my day to day life, should actually be written up in a little series of …