Yes, somewhere people still
make and keep promises. They choose not to quit when the
going gets rough because they promised once to see it
through. They stick to lost causes. They hold on to a love
grown cold. They stay with people who have become pains in
the neck. They still dare to make promises and care enough
to keep the promises they make and Iím no different.
I have learnt that when a
person makes a promise, they reach out into an unpredictable
future and make one thing predictable: they will be there
even when being there costs them more than they want to
When a person makes a
promise, they stretch themselves out into circumstances that
no one can control and controls at least one thing: they
will be there no matter what the circumstances turn out to
be. With one simple word of promise, a person creates an
island of certainty in a sea of uncertainty.
I made a promise several
months ago to shave my head for Stand up to Cancer on the
11th September. I promised to do this because I have seen so
many lives lost to this terrible disease and I felt I wanted
to do something that would make a difference. Last month I
was offered a large donation not to shave my head which I
accepted but knowing that I had promised my hair to make a
wig for a child I am still having it cut very short on the
Today Iím asking you to make
a promise to pray with me during a Half Night of Prayer for
Stand up to Cancer on the 11th September from 6 pm to
midnight. You can stay for as long or as little as you would
like. Refreshments will be available throughout our time
together and candles to be lit for those you have loved and
lost to cancer as well as for those who are still standing
up to it.
I know this is a big ask,
but I have lost too many friends and people not to stand up
to cancer in the only way I know how and I invite you to
join me on the 11th September from 6 pm in All Saints, St.
FESTIVAL - "ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL"
We had a very successful Flower Festival last
month at All Saints, St. Maryís Bay. When I walked through
the open door at 10.20am on the Friday to open the festival
the sight and smell was wonderful. Many people, including an
incredible team of flower ladies were involved and I would
like to thank everyone who helped before during and after
the festival as well as all those who attended for their
encouragement, help and support.
Thank you to the sponsors, without
their support we could not put on such a good show, and once
again to the flower arrangers who gave so much time, effort
and thought into producing the displays.
STAND UP TO
CANCER - FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
All Saints, St. Mary's Bay
Ė 6 pm to midnight
A time of prayer, reflecting, courage and a
fighting spirit towards cancer