Do You Need a 2014 Calendar?

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014. Now I know that apart from writing the date wrong for a few days its mostly going to be business as usual, but there are a few things that need to be organised as we go into the new year, such as which 2014 calendar do you need?

There are many many options you can choose from such as a Mums Family Calendar, a Big Bang Theory Calendar, or even one featuring Border Collies.

Have you considered a calendar featuring Vatican Priests?

Vatican Priest Calendar

Available for just 10 Euros from the streets of Italy or online at calendarioromano.org

(h/t to buzzfeed.com )

The Sixty Minute Marriage

Just a quick note.

And I think I’m talking to husbands / guys in any relationship here.

Do your relationship a favour and read this book.

Granted it took me some 7oish mins, but I’m not a fast reader.

I’m not saying it will transform your relationship, but it may help to spend some time focusing on it for a while.

Now I’m going to disappear and try and work out why I didn’t read this years ago…

Amazon

Video Games Are Just Stupid… apparently

Are lego video games as stupid as Mark Driscoll reckons?So. Last night, myself and Mrs Mac go out, have a nice meal, come back and spend a fairly amazing couple of hours playing Lego Harry Potter. Mrs Mac loved it. It’s a fun, cheerful, playable, and a really quite funny video game. And a fun way to spend her 30th birthday.

According to this well known Bible teacher… that was stupid:

 

There are comments on youtube that suggest he meant people that spend hours / days on games like WoW, not video games in general. Do you think thats what he meant?

Are sweeping statements like this helpful from the pulpit?

A Valentine’s Day Something…

I don’t normally like posting multiple youtube type videos, but Tim Hawkins is funnier then me ranting about the Hallmark Holiday known as Valentine’s Day…

The Church Sofa Lads had nothing to do with putting this together by the way… in other words please dont blame us for the cheesy titles…

Sorrow and Joy

A little bit of poetry, with thanks to @richardlittleda who suggested reading this while I was pondering the relationship between hating going to Church, but loving being there…

Sorrow and Joy
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sorrow and Joy:
startled senses striking suddenly on our
seem, at the first approach, all but impossible
of just distinction one from the other:
even as frost and heat at the first keen contact
burn us alike

Joy and Sorrow,
hurled from the height of heaven in meteor fashion,
flash in an arc of shining menace o’er us.
Those they touch are left
stricken amid the fragments
of their colourless, usual lives.
Continue reading “Sorrow and Joy”

I have a Beard. Beards are cool now.

Ok.

I admit it.

Thats me in that rather dodgy dark photo – Its the best I could find online.

Why do I have a photo of myself on the site? Well its because I’m looking totally ridiculus cool in my new beard that I grew as part of ‘Movember’, a campaign designed to help raise awareness of, and funds for the fight against Prostrate cancer.

Please take a moment to take a read of Movember and the Prostrate UK website, and if you feel inclined please make a donation towards Movember.