S05E017, Just Stand Still! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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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

14 5

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

17 5

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

12 5

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 ......

7 5

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

14 5

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

8 5

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

15 5

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

11 5

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

22

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

28 5

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

15 5

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

10 5

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

16 5

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

9 5

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

16 5

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

26 5

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

30 5

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

22 5

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

19 5

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

15 5

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

25 5

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

15 5

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

26 5

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

18 5

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

11 5

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

19 5

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

8 5

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

21 5

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

20 5

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

30 5

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

11 5

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

28 5

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!

In 1996 my girlfriend, and I, were walking through the central heart of Manchester City Centre. We had noticed a very heavy police presence, and police helicopters flying overhead but we had no clue what was shortly coming!

There was a sudden crack, and a thunderous noise - with a shockwave I’ve never been able to verbalise. People were screaming and glass panels, many times larger than a person, were falling dangerously close. One strike from any one of those panes would have killed you outright.

Jo and I were standing underneath those panels as they fell to the ground.

All in all we got off fairly lightly – I only had to deal with a pounding, excruciating headache that never abated, for several weeks. I was told I got off lighter than many other people.

The initial blast sent me into shock. Meanwhile, my cool as a cucumber girlfriend, found us a way out of Central Manchester – a City she did now know. Her shock, and tears, would come later.

We had survived the largest, ever, British mainland bomb in history. I went on to marry that woman and she is now my wife, Jo. Told you she was a ‘good ‘un’.

You can never know how you’ll behave at high altitudes, or when a bomb goes off!

Our vastly different responses to a shock have been repeated many times over the years, although we’ve only had to survive one bomb blast so far.

About a week ago we found out we were going to face a sizable loss to our income. The timing couldn’t have been worse: I reacted with panic, and Jo didn’t seem to notice. Again, her shock would come out later.

As a family we’ve been living by faith for quite a good number of years. What I mean by that is that we don’t go out of way to ensure we have enough money but, by doing what God has asked us – and serving Him with [my] time, we are utterly dependent upon Him for all that we need.

But that situation has passed. We’ve had two gifts, and we can now get through the month.

Situations change and I’ve always said that living one day at a time is too much because life can change in a second!

So, when panic mounts upon you, try and stand still long enough to let God rescue you.

If you’re facing a bear, or even a charging cow, running away can be the most dangerous thing you can do. Standing still can save your life. And that works for our lives as Christians too.

So, don’t be in too much of a rush to help God fix your situation – give Him the right to intervene in His timing. And, don’t be too hard on yourself on not reacting well. Just give it to God and move on.

Just a thought...

Andy B

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0:06
So, another Andy B 2 Minute Video. And, in a sense, this is a little bit of a testimony. Because I don't know about you, but when when bad stuff happens, I don't mean, the good and the evil, I mean, when something shocking and dramatic happens, how do you respond to that?

0:22
I've done a few videos on this. But we've recently had quite a big shock. It was something sent me into a bit of a panic. We got some prayer. Jo was really calm and it reminded me of the Manchester bombing in 1996.

0:34
Jo and I were actually both in Manchester City centre, where the police said people couldn't be, 'cos he hadn't quite got to his yet. Actually, there were people there. And we were some of those. Glass sheets fell down as the largest explosion ever, on mainland British history from the IRA, went off. And Jo and I were very, very close.

0:51
A shockwave is something I've never been able to verbalise, The glass sheets that would have killed us, falling around us. I went into panic. Jo was so calm and got out of the city centre. We got to where I lived. She burst into tears. How we dealt with that situation was very different. We've seen that many, many times when, when things suddenly come along, that grab you we respond in different ways.

1:18
But I was thinking about either, even, well a bear is an obvious one. Perhaps even a cow that's charging at you. They can both kill you. But, actually, running away isn't really going to be the safest option most of the time. Sometimes it might be. But how we respond is something it's very hard to know unti you've been in that explosion, you don't know what's going to happen, until that finance suddenly goes and you lose your job how are you going to react, you don't really know. Until you find your child has got a terminal disease, you don't know how you're going to respond, and how you're going to react.

1:52
Now, as it happens, we've had some gifts. We've tried to stand peacefully, as best as we can through the panic, and the terror and the white knuckling. And we've had a gift today, which is going to carry us through to the end of month and partly into next month as well, which is an amazing gift.

2:05
So, it's my simple encouragement to you this.

2:07
We don't know what's going to happen to us. We cannot plan for the future. Jo and I would not have been in Manchester City Centre in 1996 if we knew that bomb was going to go off. Well, what do you do when it happens? Well, in those first moments not even training's gonna help. But that will kick in. And, as we've gone through life, actually, we've learned, living by faith as we do, that God's gonna meet us.

2:26
A bit like the Israelites sometimes we're looking back thinking, 'Yeah, but it used to be better. Look at the cucumbers', the Israelites used to say.

2:32
My encouragement is this. When terror comes your way suddenly, stand long enough, and give God the right to intervene in His timing.

2:41
Just a thought.

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