A quiet Wednesday morning…

Well, I’ve taken today off on leave because I’ve quite a bit to do.

So I may start by telling you what’s happened since I last wrote here.

Friday night was really good in the end, although I had a very scary moment when I realised that most of the team couldn’t make it… but we were fine in the end staffwise, and the event made enough money to cover most if not all of the loss from Andrew Flannagan – an added blessing to just how good Adrian and Bridget were.

We found out that my press release made the early edition of the Belfast Telegraph on Thursday, but by the time I got my own copy it had got shunted to make room for something else… ah well…

Saturday was Lifespring, and a new low for the event – four people came along. We’ve committed today to pray and stuff, and that’s part of the reason I’m off. It was a real pity, because Soul Purpose were really good – but Doreen (yes, Claire’s mum again) talked about encouragement, which was timely. Caroline’s very discouraged, and by Monday, when Infectious Word looked like breaking up altogether, Claire was too… Thankfully though, IF:W is together for now. Lifespring is of God, though, and nothing will stop it if we can just keep going, trusting and listening. During Saturday evening, I texted about 100 people to get them praying for it…

Last two days have been pretty routine, just getting stuff done at work and so on – I’m up to date there, which is useful. The snow on Monday night was a real nuisance though, as the trains were delayed – but my boss took two hours to get in from Carrickfergus. I suggested he let the train take the strain – the roads were terrible apparently!

I forgot to mention that we’ve had a slight water problem at work – they’re building a fifth floor, and something happened in the tank room so that for a while, every time it rained it came through the ceiling. The leak is now resolved, but the parquet flooring under our carpet tiles was all swelling and lifting – but at the weekend they laid some floor covering to provide a safe walking surface rather than the wee jenga blocks (for want of a better description!) which were sticking up all over the place under the carpet tiles and making things a little dangerous. Should now be resolved, but they’ll have to lay a new concrete floor in the end – and replace a few more ceiling tiles.

So today… I pray (more updates later, but they’ll be on my friends only filter), I do a little work on www.andyboal.co.uk, and I think carefully about the layout on www.xtremeevents.org because I’m not happy with it at the moment…