Author: zippyhawkes

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

"Do you want Grass with that Bacon"?

“Do you want Grass with that bacon”? Port Talbot Mission 8  Story 8 The wind was blowing hard, the canvas snapped and strained as the rain beat down; I was half asleep listening to the howling wind when I...

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social Care is not My Problem?

Social care is not my problem? On the way from Middlesbrough to London Mission 7 Story 7 I lived in Middlesbrough for five years and during that time I got very involved with the students in the local college. ...

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck

There was a large yellow dancing duck Mission 6 Story 6 My new wife Pauline and I moved to Middlesbrough, new area, new situation, new problems, but the same need for people to hear the good news, and the...

The Students Are Coming…

The Students Are Coming…

The students are coming…. Mission 5 Story 5 I went to a college in a place called Capel, Surrey; it’s just between Horsham and Dorking. I used to come home to Birmingham during the holidays, if I couldn’t cadge...

Days out in the Country

Days out in the Country

Days out in the country Mission 3 Story 3 Claverdon Nr Henley in Arden In the early 1960’s I was part of a team of young people who wanted to see change. The team, by the way, was call...

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup Mission 2 Story 2 Birmingham at St Martins in the Bullring In the late sixties I was living in Birmingham and trying very hard to have an effect on young people.  At that time we were running...

Tea Biscuits and Rockers

Tea Biscuits and Rockers

Tea, biscuits and rockers Mission 1. Story 1. I am always puzzled by what people mean when they used the word mission. Do they mean sharing good news, or something else?  Claire Smith from ourlab blog fame has asked...

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series)

Relationships 5 Tuesday Blog (The last in this 5 part series)

RelationshipsThe Principal of Judgment I am sure you must have often heard that frequently quoted phrase; ‘You mustn’t judge!’ When questioned, people will quote the bible verse saying ‘Judge not, or you will be judged’. Actually it does not...

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships 4 The Tuesday Blog

Relationships The Principal of First priority We have talked about meetings and the reason for them. Now let’s now take a look at what I call the ‘principal of first priority’. What is the most important command for people...