2013 in the rearview mirror

As far as this blog goes 2013 was a low-point. In fact, I wondered if I’d lost the will to carry it on and perhaps I would just leave it to slowly decay in the blogosphere. Obviously I decided against that.

Life on the other hand has not been dull and there are many things worth noting about the year passed. Here are a handful of personal highlights:

  1. Skiing on snow for the first time in my life. Terrifying, daunting and then slowly exhilarating.
  2. Building my first igloo and walking on frozen lakes
  3. Our first, of what we hope to be many, visits to Tallinn and the beginnings of our friendship with these guys.
  4. Visits to England for weddings, teaching, inspiration, friends, family but not rest.
  5. Being joined by 50 people from around UK & Sweden to pray for Stockholm
  6. Visits from family, new friends (including a team from this great church) & old, all while enjoying 5 months of warm Stockholm sunshine
  7. Eating surströmming
  8. Running my slowest and most painful marathon in a torrential downpour (also in the Stockholm summer)
  9. Starting a job at a supermarket, working totally in Swedish
  10. Going ice skating with my son
  11. Seeing new people join our church plant and love it
  12. Celebrating 9 years of marriage to my wife, 6 years of life with my son and 3 years of life with my daughter

For what everyone else got up to in 2013, watch this



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