General

I love Christmas and I love what it stands for, the Saviour of this world born to die for us. Wishing everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas.

General, Hymns, music, worship

I just got back from Mission Worship, it’s an annual worship conference in Eastbourne, England. It’s for worship leaders and pastors and anyone else interested. This was my second year to go and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We get to learn new songs, go to lots of workshops and most of all to worship God with fellow Christians. This was a new song to me, but probably not to a lot of you. The song is very well known, since it’s based on a Christmas carol, but it uses the chorus of the carol and adds two new verses.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

We’ll give Him all the glory . . .

For He alone is worthy . . .

I have used in church a few times since coming back from Mission Worship.  If you would like to go Mission Worship check out this link!

Belfast, General, Ireland

Since I am on holiday back home here are a few things you must do if you visit my home town of Belfast.

  • Titanic Walking Tours – I enjoyed this tour so much I did it twice. The tour guides, Ed and Mepggan were great. There is a shorter tour which takes in the Titanic Pump house and the Thompson dry dock which lasts about 40mins. However there is a longer tour, over two hours, which will guide you from the birth of the Titanic right through to the day it left Belfast. This takes you through to the Harland and Wolff headquarters and the famous drawing halls, to the slip ways on which the Titanic was built to finally the Thompson graving dock where she was completed. There is a half hour break for a snack at the pump house cafe. Click Here for their homepage
  • The Maedb

  • Ulster Folk and Transport Museum– I love history and all things engineered and this place covers all bases. On one side of the road you have the transport museum which has exhibits from all over Ireland and beyond. It’s collection of steam trains is wonderful and in particular the “Maedb” (Meave). This train is not only the largest train in the collection but it was also the largest train ever built and used in Ireland.On the other side of the road is the Ulster Folk Park. Continue Reading
Belfast, General, History, Ireland

Ten Things I learned about the Titanic today!

H&W LogoI grew up in Belfast and as a boy I remember being fascinated by the Titanic. I remember watching such films as, “A night to Remember” and “The raising of the Titanic”. Not to mention the big block buster, “Titanic”. Anyway, I went for a tour of the “Titanic Quarter” in Belfast today and learned some great stuff about this mighty ship of the seas.

  1. Harland and Wolff, the Belfast shipyard where the Titanic was built was founded in 1861.
  2. The Titanic was the second of three ships to be built by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line. The Olympic was completed first in 1911 and the final ship, the Britannic, was completed in 1915.
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