S05E009, Busy, Full or Just Right? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E046, Wood Piles and God’s Provision, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E046, Wood Piles and God’s Provision, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E045, Giving to God, Cheerfully, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E045, Giving to God, Cheerfully, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E044, Measure Twice, Cut Once, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E044, Measure Twice, Cut Once, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E043, Buffer Zones, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E043, Buffer Zones, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E042, Pace Yourself!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E042, Pace Yourself!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E041, Remember! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E041, Remember! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E040, Phone a Friend… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E040, Phone a Friend… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E039, Healthy House, Happy House, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E039, Healthy House, Happy House, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E038, Triangle Toast, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E038, Triangle Toast, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E037, You’re Greater Than You Think You Are! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E037, You’re Greater Than You Think You Are! Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S05E036, #WhatsTrending? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E036, #WhatsTrending? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E035, “You’ve got a 6th sense”… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E035, “You’ve got a 6th sense”… Andy B 2 ......

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S05E034, Watching and Actively Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E034, Watching and Actively Waiting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E033, Cogs, Bings, Engineers and me, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E033, Cogs, Bings, Engineers and me, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E032, Weaker by the turn… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E032, Weaker by the turn… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E031, Springs, Bins and Sensors, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E031, Springs, Bins and Sensors, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E030, Halloween – Good or Bad?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E030, Halloween – Good or Bad?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E029, Trinity in the Wind, Part 3 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E029, Trinity in the Wind, Part 3 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E028, Firefighter Trinity, Part 2 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute
S05E028, Firefighter Trinity, Part 2 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute

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S05E027, Swimming Pool Trinity, Part 1 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E027, Swimming Pool Trinity, Part 1 of 3, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E026, Doing Nothing on Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E026, Doing Nothing on Purpose, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E025, The Gift That Isn’t, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E025, The Gift That Isn’t, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E024, Push or Pull? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E024, Push or Pull? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E023, Splinters and Infections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E023, Splinters and Infections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E022, The Power of Friends, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E022, The Power of Friends, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E021, Wood, Trees and Blindness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E021, Wood, Trees and Blindness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E020, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 2, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E020, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 2, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E019, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 1, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E019, Weather Forecasts and Wet Faces Part 1, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E018, Toilet Seat Hinges, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E018, Toilet Seat Hinges, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E017, Just Stand Still! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E017, Just Stand Still! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E016, Take 5!!!, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E016, Take 5!!!, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E015, A Little Bit Cheeky… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E015, A Little Bit Cheeky… Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E014, Helpers are Helpful! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E014, Helpers are Helpful! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E013, Standing on the Rock of Rocks! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E013, Standing on the Rock of Rocks! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E012, Say What?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E012, Say What?!? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E011, Excitement is Exciting!!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E011, Excitement is Exciting!!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E010, Am I Imagining It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E010, Am I Imagining It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E009, Busy, Full or Just Right? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E009, Busy, Full or Just Right? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E008, Positively or Negatively Charged? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E008, Positively or Negatively Charged? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E007, Shaking, Standing, Sitting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E007, Shaking, Standing, Sitting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E006, Stuck In The Middle With You, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E006, Stuck In The Middle With You, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E005, Where Did That Come From? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E005, Where Did That Come From? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E004, Hope Never Disappoints! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E004, Hope Never Disappoints! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E003, Do Your Part! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E003, Do Your Part! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E002, Keyboards, Errors and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E002, Keyboards, Errors and Change, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S05E001, Back To Business! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S05E001, Back To Business! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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Let's Go!

Are you too busy? Are you overdoing it?

In a world of 24/7 emails, it’s almost possible to never leave work – especially when we forget to turn our phones off at night (or the phone always switches on when it is charging…just sayin!!).

We all, instinctively, know that being too busy for too long is a bad thing and medical science backs that up: during World War II soldiers in the British Army fighting in the jungles of [then] Burma were dropping dead, for no apparent reason. It turns out that we really can’t actually just keep going without significant rest, because our bodies ultimately just switch off.

Those soldiers were simply on the front line for too long, in the extremes of a jungle, and their bodies could only tolerate so much. Faced with constant ambush, and death, their bodies were subjected to intense stress and pressure that far exceeds anything the majority of us will ever even come near to.

But we still should take heed of that tragic lesson, as we still need times to rest; we still need to make a considered, regular, routine, ongoing effort to balance our work and our home life.

Right now I’d say I wasn’t overly busy, but I would say that my life is very full - and I’m loving it! However, I’m still wise enough to know that I need to check in with trusted friends to ensure that I’m not doing too much.

And, remember this next life lesson - if you’re too busy to stop and take 30 minutes a day to be with God, then you’re too busy.

That might take the form of 15 x 2 minute moments (or even 30 x 1 minute moments) around caring for a small child or your family (been there!!), or an elderly relative. And, while one day with no time to stop may be ok when emergencies strike, when it becomes a repeated occurrence we’ve got a bigger issue to resolve.

Just a thought...

Andy B

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0:06
So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video, and change!

0:11
When we think about change, when we think about life, we think about all the stuff that goes on. You can be going along through life, and you can have little changes, and you can have big changes. Well, as a family, we've had quite a big change recently, which is very exciting! Because Jo, and I, have got a radio show. It goes out on some't called Konnect Radio, every Sunday, 4 til 6. A little plug for that.

0:34
But it's been a change for us as a family. Because, with all the ministry stuff that we do online, we had to think well, how do we do it. This is a two hour show. We've got to put in preparation time. We've got other things to do for it. There's chats with other presenters, and sorting out music, and jingles, and all these different things. So it's not just a two hour show. It's more than that. And we thought, well, how do we do that? Can we do that was our first question when they approached us and said, 'Would you consider doing this?'

0:58
So we looked at our own output, our own ministry, and thought, well, are there things that perhaps we can pause, or drop to do this. And, what we did in the end, we have something called Little Blessings Online, which we felt, well we're not going to bin it, but we're not going to do it, indefinitely, unless something changes. And, maybe in the new year, we'll think again.

1:14
And we've got something called Sunday PLUS, which is a children's discipleship group. We sort of just got going and we thought, well, it's a monthly thing. Do you know what, we're gonna put that, and park it for a little while. Again, it's not binned, but it's just, it's sort of an indefinite pause right now.

1:28
So we looked ahead, and we made room for what we need.

1:32
Now, Saturday, generally is a filming day for us. And we thought, well, we need to get all these things do, and then we have to also consider the radio show on a Sunday afternoon. How are we going to deal with this, get breaks in, rest, rest day, all that kind of stuff. And it got me thinking about how we can have busy lives and there's nothing wrong with being busy. Absolutely nothing. There is something wrong with being always so busy you don't have time for people, or for God. And there's a difference between being busy and being busy all the time.

2:02
We're not in a busy season. Perhaps that's not the right word. We're in a full season. I would now say I'm at capacity. I can't really take on any more projects. It's not that I've got no time for anything. I made sure we have! But I don't have time to take on anything more.

2:16
As you go through life it's always worth thinking can I do this? So, if someone asks you don't say yes to please them go to God, like we did. Go to God and say, 'Lord, is this what you're asking me to do?' And make allowances. Move things around. Drop things?

2:29
There's nothing wrong with letting stuff go to take on new things. But go to God and ask Him what's His design? What's Gis plan? Don't just be 'Yes, I'll do that' or 'No, I won't do that.' Ask God what His thoughts are/.

2:42
Just a thought.

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  1. Alan Kearns

    07/09/2022 at 00:37

    Amazing timing Andy, even though I am watching this late in the day! After much thought and prayer I am giving up my annual reading plan in favour of an untimed slower plan. Thank you for your timely encouragement brother!

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