Saturday, 1 August 2009

A Saturday Morning.

As I write this I am looking forward to next week ,not the four long days in a row at work but Friday as that is when my Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins! As well as being a care assistant in a nursing home I am a sound engineer who has given his gifts back to God for Him to use at His pleasure. I have been used by the Lord in my home church since the autumn/fall of '97 and it has been some journey on that road. If you want to know about sound engineering ask me and I'll write a blog on the subject!

The Edinburgh Festival is the largest combined Arts Festival in Europe if not the world and I am humbled to be part of it! For those who don't know, The Festival is really many Festivals running at the same time, these are The Military Tattoo at the Castle,The Official Festival(for those who want to see high culture), The Fringe ( this is a perfect example of The US 1st Amendment!! anything goes all opinions and views respected even if disagreed upon), The Jazz and Blues Festival, The Book Festival, The Science Festival and the Television festival.

As you can see Edinburgh becomes alive with all of the above going on, It is an exciting time for anyone who loves a bit of culture. My part in all this creativity is as part of an outreach team run by a Christian organisation who have a real heart to see Christ glorified in the Fringe as this is where He lived His human life! I have been touched by many people who have served the Lord in Shine (the name of the outreach). This year we have a live band coming from the States who were here last year, they have a cool sound that puts me in mind of The Dave Matthews Band!

The main point is that for years I had asked God how I can serve Him and this is His answer! You find out what you're good at, are passionate about and more often than not you will find that it is a Gift that He placed in you, give it back to Him in service and you will be amazed at what He does through you as a result!

I am going to finish here for now as i feel that I have rambled enough! I look forward to your comments and thoughts and May the Lord Bless you as you read this!

My lips to God's ear for you always!


  1. Very inspiring Chris! Sounds like a great way to have fun! You are & the service that you render to many is truly a gift from God! I am grateful to have you in my life! Continue to be blessed as well as a blessing to others!~~PinkAngel_0704

  2. Yes! Awesome that you know this! :) I have tried many times things that were not "gifted" to me and failed terribly. It's like God said, "Lexi, I did not make you a biologist... why are you trying to be one?" LOL

  3. How exciting for you! I hope you are able to take and share some pictures with us when it's all over. Can't wait to hear about your experiences too. I would love to "do" that Book Festival! I adore wandering among books. Have a great time and I pray you will see some precious souls come to Christ.