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  • Writer's pictureAlan and Jean McKinnell

What's it all about?

If we were still living in Liverpool I would probably have put 'What's it all about, Alfie?' as the heading, a hit song for Cilla Black in the 60's. I remember whe we first arrived in Liverpool we went up to the church, St Gabriel's on Yates Street, to see it cordoned off with spotlights and camera crews, (how did they know we were coming?). They were filming part of the Cilla Black story and Yates Street was being used to film a scene from her early life, she never actually stayed anywhere near there but the terraced housing was the best match they could come up with. The song was written by Burt Bacharach and it has some interesting lyrics.

But what is life all about? Well in every season and in every situation what it's all about changes, this season for us is all about being there for our family.... last week we dropped everything to look after Axel who was off school for 48 hours with a stomach bug, today we are off to look after Rufus who is off school, yes you guessed it, for 48 hours with a stomach bug. It is what we are all about for this season of our lifes but seasons change... So is life all about change with no guaranteed constant? Well for many yes, but not for us, while circumstances change we are rooted in the constant that is Jesus Christ, we trust in His mercy, rejoice in His salvation and sing to Him as our Lord as we thank Him for the bountiful life we have, we're not rich or even particularly well off in money terms, but the bounty we have, includes Kerry, Andrew and the boys, and is worth more than money and things, that's what it's all about, Alfie.......

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