GEMMASOPHIE

  • March 26, 2013 8:06 pm

    joncherry:

    A couple of weeks back I visited The Bristol Bike Project and took some snaps. I saw this on the wall somewhere:

    “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand”

    Great quote.

  • March 11, 2013 10:29 am

    Here at Bless we are pretty much in love with pallets. We think they are great. They are so useful & the burn well too.

    Justin (@Juststuijv) made a sweet pallet kitchen shelf in Rotterdam.

    Why don’t you tell us the best thing to make with a reclaimed pallet and we will make our favourite over at Bless HQ a la France!

    Tweet us your ideas @blessnetwork #palletable

  • February 3, 2013 10:12 pm

    Sometimes simple is sufficient

    Everything stripped away

    Raw. Uncomplicated. Childlike

    Bedsheets unceremoniously draped over an array of furniture and weighed down with big books and pegs

    Forming a kids den

    A Holy space

    A tabernacle

    Gods perfect presence

    A scrap of orange paper taped to the wall

    ‘Wall of thankfulness’

    Ice cream, hand outlines and stickmen adorn the wall

    ‘Thank you for my friends’

    God of the simple things will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent

    Written by thelongnowPhotos by Laura. 

    Emma made a den in the prayer room to remind us to have a child like faith and to pray simple and expectant prayers. 

    It is so great.

  • January 29, 2013 10:06 pm
    Hello. I’m Gemma.
I have a passion for cinnamon swirls, kiln fired coffee mugs and France. 
This is my first foray into the world of online storytelling…

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    Hello. I’m Gemma.

    I have a passion for cinnamon swirls, kiln fired coffee mugs and France.

    This is my first foray into the world of online storytelling…

  • January 20, 2013 8:47 pm
    City Highlight #1
Green Light District:
Last night three teams spread out across Caen with backpacks of clothes and arms full of flasks to meet the homeless. Lou and I prayer walked the cities streets. 
Starting at the Gare de Caen we headed straight up Av. du 6 Juin to the Chateau, passing through 11 sets of traffic lights. As we approached each intersecting road:

RED turned to GREENRED turned to GREENWe came alongside an elderly woman and her dog waiting to cross.RED turned to GREENRED turned to GREENRED turned to GREENRED turned to GREENWe came alongside some students and a mother with her child waiting to cross.RED turned to GREENRED turned to GREENWe came alongside two young men and a family waiting to cross.RED turned to GREENWe came alongside a man in a hurry.RED turned to GREENRED turned to GREEN
We figured we had mad light changing skills but on reflection perhaps God was teaching us something about our move to the city. 

Revelation 3:7 says ‘What he opens no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut’.
ACE. View high resolution

    City Highlight #1

    Green Light District:

    Last night three teams spread out across Caen with backpacks of clothes and arms full of flasks to meet the homeless. Lou and I prayer walked the cities streets. 

    Starting at the Gare de Caen we headed straight up Av. du 6 Juin to the Chateau, passing through 11 sets of traffic lights. As we approached each intersecting road:

    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN
    We came alongside an elderly woman and her dog waiting to cross.
    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN
    We came alongside some students and a mother with her child waiting to cross.
    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN
    We came alongside two young men and a family waiting to cross.
    RED turned to GREEN
    We came alongside a man in a hurry.
    RED turned to GREEN
    RED turned to GREEN

    We figured we had mad light changing skills but on reflection perhaps God was teaching us something about our move to the city. 

    Revelation 3:7 says ‘What he opens no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut’.

    ACE.

  • January 19, 2013 2:19 pm

    This afternoon we are heading into Caen to spend some time with the city’s homeless community. We will be armed with hot soup, donated winter woolies and some homemade postcards that can be posted back to Bethanie with their prayer requests.

    A separate team will be camped at Thierry and Mylenes house praying for the city and for those of us out on the street.

    We are hoping that this evening will be the first of a number of opportunities to bless the city and create lasting relationships with the local people. 

    It’s going to be great. I’m also pretty nervous. Have a pray.

  • January 12, 2013 5:18 pm
    lauraamyliderth:

Rad People, Rad Poster.  Follow here.

    lauraamyliderth:

    Rad People, Rad Poster.  Follow here.

  • January 3, 2013 8:32 pm
    Andalusia, Summer 2012 View high resolution

    Andalusia, Summer 2012

  • January 3, 2013 8:22 pm
    A395 Sierra Nevada, September 2012 View high resolution

    A395 Sierra Nevada, September 2012

  • January 3, 2013 8:08 pm
    Sierra Nevada, September 2012 View high resolution

    Sierra Nevada, September 2012

  • January 3, 2013 8:01 pm
    Granada, September 2012 View high resolution

    Granada, September 2012

  • December 24, 2012 12:00 am
    liveforothers:

BLESS ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 24 | CHEZ & GEMMA
The waiting is over …
Massive congrats to Chez & Gemma on their engagement

I am Gemma. WIN. View high resolution

    liveforothers:

    BLESS ADVENT CALENDAR DAY 24 | CHEZ & GEMMA

    The waiting is over …

    Massive congrats to Chez & Gemma on their engagement

    I am Gemma. WIN.

  • December 11, 2012 9:18 pm
    "Even in our more mundane moments we can stop to register where we are. Right now I am aware of the chair supporting the weight of my body; i feel the keys of the keyboard under my fingertips as I type. There’s a draft coming in from the window so I pull a cardigan around my shoulders, the knitted cotton soft against the nape of my neck. This is where I am right now, sitting in this room, the touch of things around and against me confirming I am here.”
- Susannah Conway [The Simple Things Mag]
Today was about details and learning to be rooted in the now when future plans are overwhelming. View high resolution

    "Even in our more mundane moments we can stop to register where we are. Right now I am aware of the chair supporting the weight of my body; i feel the keys of the keyboard under my fingertips as I type. There’s a draft coming in from the window so I pull a cardigan around my shoulders, the knitted cotton soft against the nape of my neck. This is where I am right now, sitting in this room, the touch of things around and against me confirming I am here.”

    - Susannah Conway [The Simple Things Mag]

    Today was about details and learning to be rooted in the now when future plans are overwhelming.