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Fervr Launch Event

Yesterday afternoon I got along to the Fervr Launch Event down at the Courtyard Marriott, North Ryde.

It was good to see a whole bunch of Christians supporting Fervr. After mingling for a bit, we all sat down to listen to Eugene Hor talk about social media and how it fits into Christianity. The most helpful point being that the tools are there, we just need to use them to facilitate Christian community. A few ways that we can do this is by being regular, and Christ focused in our statuses, updates and responses. It’s also helpful to take note of peoples updates and to pray for them.

There was also a panel with representatives from Crusaders, Scripture Union, EMI and Google, as well as other web ninjas and media aficionado. There was some interesting discussion about Gen Y and their online habits, how to reach them and what not to do.

We heard from Kitty Fung, Fervr‘s marketing manager giving a rundown of what the site does, which is a general site with plenty of Christian content covering culture, reviews, Q&A and other helpful articles, video and audio clips. Then there’s the fervr groups; a customisable site for Christian groups to create and share information and media. It’s a great resource for those that are less tech savvy, as well as having the ability for greater customisation by those that are. I think the greatest and most useful feature is the ‘find-a-group‘ google map based search function.

Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon, good to catch up with Mark Earngey in the flesh as well as meet a couple of people, like Anthony Flatt.
I did have an awkward moment with Alison OpdeVeigh where she asked me if I needed her to run me through any information on the Scripture Union table, to which I responded no, and then turned down her followup of offering me a bag. I do apologise Alison, pretty girls that I don’t know tend to make me nervous and less communicative.

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Focal adjustment – Legs

I have to admit I’m a fan of legs. In the city of Sydney there is plenty of opportunity to see ladies wandering around displaying legs of all shapes and sizes, especially on a work day. The most impressive, I find, are definitely toned, usually of the longer variety, and in a pair of high heels. I find it hard not to look at them all year round. In summer, they stride around tanned and bare, and then in the colder months out comes the fancy hosiery, in all it’s various forms and patterns, from seamed to fishnets.

God is not taken aback by them, as written by the Psalmist in Psalm 147:
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.

So I should not be as much as I am, despite them being His creation, rather, I should fear the Lord an continue my hope in his steadfast love.

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Mis-fortunate rebuke

I’m feeling kind of upset at the moment after a long and tiring KYCK weekend up at Katoomba with SALT.

My role at KYCK was two-fold: part of the site-host team for Katoomba High School and SALT-o-grapher.

Having taken approximately 300 photos. I managed to rush together a slideshow of some for church this evening… As about half of the service watched the show during supper, we reached the end and my desktop wallpaper showed up, then randomly rotated, as it has been set to do, to a picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt to everyone’s surprise and my embarrassment and surprise…

Now this isn’t something I’m proud of… and something that I need to work on. So it was a timely rebuke, and the mis-fortune was that it was a very public one… My feeling of upset-ness is that there wasn’t much of a personal reaction to it from my Christian brothers or sisters…. They were all very much surprised and made comments when it popped up, but I felt so much like a black sheep when almost no one said anything to me after it had happened… Please pray that I will give this up to the Lord and that He will help me to overcome this and other related areas of my life….

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Christmas Cards

I know that it’s now January, but as I sit here at work, there’s still cards sitting above my pod. There’s one in particular that’s caught my attention, given by one of the girls at work to another.

Part of the message inside reads:

I wish-and-pray- God will give you all happiness you deserve!

What an interesting thing to write on a card; I’m not sure whether either are Christian, I assume that the receiver is not as I constantly hear her blaspheming and swearing, but the giver seems to be ‘religious‘ in some degree. As a Christian, she should know that humans don’t deserve happiness, rather we deserve judgement. It’s only by Gods merciful grace that we are saved, and it is an undeserved gift.