Sunday, 30 November 2008
Well here we go! Having committed at the 10:00 service at St Peter and St Paul this morning to share my experiences of following Stephen Cottrell's book Do Nothing Christmas is Coming I've set up this blog and am publicising widely - it would be rather embarrassing if nobody read it!
I was prompted to do this by a chain of events: firstly Vicar Rosie has been plugging the book as a way of getting Christmas into a Christian perspective: she hoped that someone would record their experiences for the Parish Magazine; then the editor pointedly repeated Rosie's hope to me - so I thought I'd go one better, hence this blog.
However, while the trigger for this blog is the book, I hope to keep it going - if not every day - with a range of things including the enjoyable time I'm having as Churchwarden and my other interests.
Steven Cottrell's book, of you're not familiar with it, has as subtitle An Advent Calendar with a Difference. It contains some advice and challenging activities for each day of advent. I shall by trying to follow the advice and record my experiences here.
Please use the comment option on the blog to add your comments or, better still, your experience if you, too, are following the calendar. If you haven't got a copy of the book and would like one, it's available from booksellers - St Andrew's Bookshop in Great Missenden has copies or you can order online at http://www.standrewsbookshop.co.uk/9780715141649