Snogging Annie…

This week I have been on a first aid course. Now, I know what you’re thinking, that opening sentence has completely destroyed your excitement having read the blog title.

Annie was in fact a figure made mostly of plastic, kept in a zipped up bag and didn’t have any legs. Now, please interpret this correctly otherwise you will get completely the wrong idea.

I have not stolen the top shop mannequins.

Anyway – I have spent two full days of intense training on managing an incident, assessing a casualty, dealing with unconsciousness, respiratory problems,wounds & circulation, bone, muscle and joint injuries and a whole lot more.

Not that I would be any good in a real-life situation. I’d like to say that I’d turn into inspector gadget, fixing the situation immediately, but sadly that’s not the case. I’d be more likely to stand looking like a cat in headlights.

I would always hope for a second first aider. Someone else to take some of the responsibility.

Despite the low expectations of myself, I thankfully believe in a God who is always available and he’s always prepared. He’s always watching out for us, he’s got our back. God is bothered about times of hurt, pain & upset. He’s bothered about times of frustration, stress & anxiety.

Jesus once said, ‘Come to me, all who are weary & burdened and I will give you rest’

Friends, God is bothered about you. Let me remind you that God wants you to live life in all it’s fullness and he’s there to journey with you. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t mean you are problem free, it means that Jesus lives through the problem with you.  It’s not about God observing you live life, it’s about doing life with God in the driving seat.

God is first on hand, he’s there to aid & heal, he’s the calm presence that’s needed.

If you are stressed, tired, hurt or upset, why not ask God to intervene and wait for his response. You have nothing to loose, but everything to gain.

As always, if you have found this blog thought provoking, I’d love to chat about it more with you. Please contact me at

Now excuse me, Annie’s arm has fallen off….

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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.
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