Hundreds set to propose to David Cameron this Valentine’s Day!

Treat Someone SpecialValentine’s Day is less than one week away! So if you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship, you may wanna do something about it. In fact even if you’re not in a relationship, and you just like buying decent cards for weddings and things, you may also want to check out the following from Share Creative:

In the run up to 14th February, hundreds of people in the UK will send Prime Minister a Valentine’s Card to raise awareness of the 27 million people all over the world (including the UK) who won’t be shown that they are a Special Someone. These are the people that are trafficked into situations including prostitution, begging, forced labour, military service and domestic service.

This year, you can help stand against human trafficking through a number of the ‘Special Someone’ initiatives.

There is an opportunity to buy Valentine’s cards for your loved ones at www.treatsomeonespecial.com. For each card sold, another will be sent to David Cameron asking him to hold to his commitment to prioritise tackling the trade in people and opt in to the revised EU Directive on Human Trafficking. Proceeds from the cards will support the work of anti-trafficking agencies.

Last May, when the Coalition Government formed, they promised to make tackling human trafficking a priority. However, the UK is currently one of only two EU member states that are yet to opt in to the directive – an agreement which offers better protection to child trafficking victims, greater powers to prosecute traffickers and protection for victims in criminal proceedings.

There are a host of other creative initiatives on the Special Someone website. Sarah Burnett of Share Creative says, “With human trafficking now the fastest growing illegal industry, we need to realise that it’s a very real, very lucrative and very close problem. As we treat those we love this Valentine’s Day we’re also taking action to fight the treatment of people as commodities.”

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Why Macs are better than PC’s

I’d like to say that quite clearly the two of us sat on the church sofa are not biased in anyway. At a lot times we’re complete opposites in opinion for example I clearly love chairs in church whilst the other Andy clearly loves pews* and this time is no different. You see I’m a Mac and the other misguided member of the church sofa team is a PC. So here’s a number reasons why Macs are better than PC’s.

1. My Mac still works
2. Macs do what you want them to with out much effort (i.e. connect to a wifi internet connection and you can use the internet, no fiddling round with IP addresses)
3. Macs are sexy
4. Macs are ready to go out the box – everything is already there install a few extra applications you want and you’re set
5. My Mac still works
6. You only need anti virus so that you don’t pass on PC viruses to PC users, the just don’t do anything to Mac at the moment
7. Loads up quickly – turn a mac on and it asks for your password, turn a PC on you go and make a cup of tea and then wait for it finish

And did I mention my Mac still works?

I’m sure there will be an appropriate Why PCs are better post soon, well as soon as the other Andy fixes his PC/buys a Mac.

If you can think of any other reasons please post them below.

*to be honest I can’t really remember which way round the chair and pew thing was anymore.

**Please note this post is made in jest and is not a definitive guide on why Macs are better than PC’s and The Church Sofa still remain entirely unbiased on this issue.

Do we know who we really are?

I came across this comment by Gerald Hinson on VickyBeeching.com, thought worth while sharing (hope he doesn’t mind)

“A friend of mine who is now a follower of Jesus once lead a very different life. At his lowest he dabbled in Satanism and the occult. During that time he was mentored by another person much farther along in the occult world than he. One day the mentor shared with my friend that he was able to “see” a very powerful force emanating from within followers of Jesus. “However” he said, “the curious thing is that most of them have no idea they possess this power. Not really…. at least not enough that they are a danger to us. If they knew who they really were and the power that lives inside them, they would be a formidable force to reckon with.”

I was first told this story 23 years ago and have never forgotten it.”