Andy B 2 Minute Video, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, S4, E16

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, S4, E16

When we go cycling, things can stick to our tyres. If you go mountain biking, you might end up with plenty of mud liberally applied to your bike. And if you’re really unfortunate, you’ll end up with a clay/grass mix that will stick to the outside of your tyre, and weight your bike down enough that you struggle up hills you can normally cycle up, without much effort or thought.

Well this is exactly what happened to Jo, and her bike, when we were out Mountain Biking one day.

It seemed as though the weight of her bike had been doubled! And holding a pile of it in my hands, after I’d scraped it off her bike, I could easily believe it.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Wells, Digging and Jesus, S4, E15

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Wells, Digging and Jesus, S4, E15

When a well runs out of water, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is no water left – just that the water table may have dropped, so our well runs out of water. When we dig down a bit further, we find that water again, and our fill will be filled with water once more.

And in our relationship, and walk, as disciples of Jesus Christ, we can often feel as though God has moved away from us.

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Daniel and That Dream!

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Daniel and That Dream!

In this episode, JoJo tells us more about Daniel. This time Daniel needs to figure out what the King dreamed and what that dream meant, or he will be in big trouble; like Dave says poor Daniel will have a serious ‘Time out’!

What is Dave the Dog’s thoughts on dreams and what do you think Dave dreams about?

What will Dave the Dog make of the King’s strange dream and are Dave’s dreams stranger then the King’s?

Check out this week’s Story Time to find out Dave’s take on it all!

Art Time, Making, Dreamy Drawing, Daniel

Art Time, Making, Dreamy Drawing, Daniel

For art time, JoJo encourages us to make a dreamy drawing. It’s quick and simple art time this week, so you might want to play the clip again as it was so quick and just to make sure you were not dreaming!

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference!

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference!

We have several items in our recording studio that are nearly identical. They may be the same length, or the same brand, they may just look really similar. And this can make setting up the studio entertaining, when you’re trying to connect one specific microphone, or whatever.

Andy B loves simple solutions to life’s troubles, so when he had given up trying to be patient plugging into cables, that he can never tell apart, he came up with a solution – velcro.

Little Blessings Online, Season 5, Episode 3, Daniel and a Dream

Little Blessings Online, Season 5, Episode 3, Daniel and a Dream

In Season 5, Episode 3, of Little Blessings Online, JoJo and Andy B talk about dreams, good dreams, not so good dreams and strange dreams and JoJo has to call Andy B back to earth as he daydreams about food! What do you daydream about?

When Andy B does return from his dreamland, he has some interesting stuff to tell us about dreams, so top tip be careful what you do before bed, you might dream about it!

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Beating The Wall

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Beating The Wall

Go Deeper with Andy B, as he talks about spiritual walls in our lives.
Having read our two Scriptures for this week, Andy begins by speaking about those walls that we can face when exercising.

He relates a personal experience of hitting a wall while cycling one time.

And he looks at the idea of overcoming that wall in terms of not giving up because of feelings – feelings that the wall is impassable or impenetrable.

He also talks about another type of wall, which is more of a warning, such as when we feel pain.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Reflection and Progress – a written post!

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Reflection and Progress – a written post!

I’m working on two books at the moment.

And by working, I mean I have a title cover for both; I’ve got one book basically ready for publishing, and one book about half the way through as I rewrite some previous works into what is already a 3 part series.

I’ve been working on writing a book for nearly 20 years…the one I began back then is still where it was when I first wrote it…it’s a good book, but I’ve never really finished it.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Rocking Chair Worries, S4, E13

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Rocking Chair Worries, S4, E13

Andy B took Jo for her return trip to the dentist, but while Andy and Jo share many traits and interests, one thing Jo does REALLY well, is not worrying about things she either has no control over, or things that haven’t yet come to pass.

With a hyper-sensitivity to needles, Andy would have been worrying for two weeks straight, letting the anxiety grow, thinking through the various things that could go wrong. Positive side of that trait, is the ability to read ahead, see the problems before they happen and prevent them – which makes event planning really easy.

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, S4, E12

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, S4, E12

Andy B loves his kitchen, and he loves kitchen shops, or departments with cooking equipment in them.

For ages now, he has been trying to make Yorkshire Puddings, using his super cheap cupcake baking tray.

In one way it is perfectly functional – it has a number of bowl like shapes, that help Yorkshire Puddings grow into the right shape as they cook. But, on the other hand, it is super cheap, ultra thin metal, and has the non-stick ability of super glue!

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Vegetables and Water

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Vegetables and Water

In our second episode of the season, we move form angels to vegetables, but we stay with Daniel who totally promotes the eating of vegetables and water – What a good guy!

What will Dave the Dog think about a diet of vegetables and water?

Will Dave be able to join JoJo and Any B in promoting vegetables?

Well Dave the Dog be impressed will Daniel and his diet of only vegetables and water?

Check out this week’s Story Time to find out Dave’s take on it all!

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, S4, E11

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, S4, E11

How is the framework of your life and world holding together?

Are you leaning to one side, under pressure, distorted by the tensions of life, that you feel pulling you in every, which, way?

We’ve had something of a refresh to our recording studio, here at BerryBunch HQ, and it meant adding some super cheap breakfast stools someone was throwing away – which makes everything more roomy, and easier to set up and adapt around the different recording projects we’re regularly involved with.

But it also gave me a good opportunity to sort something that has been bugging me since we set up.

Art Time, Making, Toilet Roll Vegetables

Art Time, Making, Toilet Roll Vegetables

For art time, JoJo shows us how to make vegetables out of toilet rolls this time! – Not just one vegetable, not just one sort of vegetable, but a whole range – carrots, broccoli, corn on the cob and leeks – a basketful of goodness!

Little Blessings Online, Season 5 Episode 2, Daniel, vegetables rock!

Little Blessings Online, Season 5 Episode 2, Daniel, vegetables rock!

In Season 5, Episode 2, of Little Blessings Online, JoJo and Andy B talk about vegetables, join them in seeing how many vegetables you can name in 10 seconds and ……go!

They say, ‘You are what you eat’ and vegetables are, of course, good for you, so JoJo and Andy B do their bit to encourage us all to eat our vegetables – even broccoli!

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Spiritual Food

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Spiritual Food

Go Deeper with Andy B, as he talks about spiritual food.
He reads a few different Scriptures, including Hebrews 5:11-14, all of which speak of food and sustenance in one way or another.

He talks about the way water travels in a flood, how it will always follow the path of least resistance. Similarly, we often ‘take the path of least resistance’, in many areas of our lives, such when exercising; we might cycle ten miles, but might not be especially fast or focused, thus taking the path of least resistance.

One of God’s Greatest Gifts is Unanswered Prayers

One of God’s Greatest Gifts is Unanswered Prayers

Jeremiah 29:11 – New Living Translation: For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

I was flicking through some music the other day, and came across one of older albums. It’s a live version of Garth Brooks on tour, and the one song that always jumps out at me is the I’ve linked below, and it’s the title for this blog.

Throughout our life, we’ve often faced trials of many kinds, and this frequently leads to prayer. But, sometimes, our prayers are more like we’ve rewritten that well known scripture above.

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Quick and Slow Prayer

Story Time with Dave the Dog, Quick and Slow Prayer

In our first episode of the season, we kick off with a quick and slow story involving angels.

Will Dave the Dog be able to tear himself away from his email to join us and will he help us understand what’s happening in Story Time today?

Will Dave be able to concentrate or get distracted by sticks – sticks – sticks?

Well Dave the Dog get frightened by cows or crocodiles?

You’ve got to watch to find out!

Little Blessings Online, Season 5, Episode 3, Daniel and a Dream

Little Blessings Online, Season 5, Episode 3, Daniel and a Dream

In Season 5, Episode 1, of Little Blessings Online, Jo Jo and Andy B focus on quick and slow things – prepare to get slow down or speed up! There are cool video clips of fast cars and guess what is slow!

There are quick and slow angels in the StoryTime and so we just have to make some angels in Art Time, but how will JoJo do this!

Quick, Quick, Slow…. sounds like a dance – well you can definitely dance during SongTime!

Little Blessings Online, Quick and Slow!

Little Blessings Online, Quick and Slow!

In Season 5, Episode 1, of Little Blessings Online, Jo Jo and Andy B focus on quick and slow things – prepare to get slow down or speed up! There are cool video clips of fast cars and guess what is slow!

There are quick and slow angels in the StoryTime and so we just have to make some angels in Art Time, but how will JoJo do this!

Quick, Quick, Slow…. sounds like a dance – well you can definitely dance during SongTime!

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Self Control, Endurance S3, E3

#GoDeeper with Andy B: Self Control, Endurance S3, E3

Go Deeper with Andy B, as he talks about self-control.
He touches on 2 Peter 1, Proverbs 25, and Matthew 7.
He explains the idea of supplementation, keeping in mind the words of 2 Peter 1:3-8, which talk about supplementing lots of godly traits with other godly traits, including self-control.
He also talks about road rage as a perfect example of a lack of self-control. When we get angry with others and start raging at other drivers, our witness is awful, and we fail to show others the righteousness of Christ through our actions.
And more…

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, S4, E10

Andy B 2 Minute Video, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, S4, E10

Matthew 7 verse 16 says that by our fruits we will be known.

This means that our actions are more important than our words because words, while very important, don’t necessarily lead to change, or action. But by their very definition, actions, are the outworking of what we truly believe and think.

Andy took his wife to the dentist and it made him think about what we can, each of us, do every single day to show the love of Jesus Christ to the people we meet, to the people we love, to people who know Jesus again, to people who need to know Jesus for the first time.

Standing On The Rock

Standing On The Rock

Another great post from my friend, Alan, over on the Devotional Treasurea blog. Anstruther Harbour, Fife, Scotland, summer evening, just after sunset. Photo by Neil and Zulma Scott

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Andy B 2 Minute Video, We’re Going On A  Bear Hunt, S4, E9

Andy B 2 Minute Video, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, S4, E9

The bible clearly teaches us that we should expect to find people in positions of authority in our churches, and church communities, who exist simply to destroy.

Jesus dealt with it and so did Paul, so we shouldn’t be surprised.

We shouldn’t accept it either! But how can we work out who is for Jesus, and who is not?