Big Changes Start with Small Steps

It’s January and the shops are selling gym equipment, the gyms are selling fitness classes, the bookshops are selling diet books and the supermarkets are selling low calorie celery! Whether you call it Dry January or Red January, the start of the New Year is often a time of change

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Status Update 2

(Taken from the teaching series ‘Blurred Lines’ looking at what is Godly sexuality in a Confusing World) The most searched for phrase on Google in 2014 was ‘What is Love?’ The world is looking for love and meaningful connection. Historically we would ‘court’ someone to gain the approval of family,

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There is a Better Story

(Taken from the teaching series ‘Blurred Lines’ looking at what is Godly sexuality in a Confusing World)  Our present culture o en confuses our sexuality and our identity, that sex is seen by many as only a physical act, a transaction or a passing interaction that has limited meaning rather

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The Thinking Chair

Do you ever stop and think? I mean, properly think for more than just a few minutes? Our world is busier than ever. Information can be downloaded at the push of the button and we are consuming it as fast as possible. We don’t just have daily newspapers now, we

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What Are You Worshipping?

“We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end.” A.W.Tozer We are presently going through a series at Freedom Church entitled Greater, looking at worship – the Person we worship, the Purpose of

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

I have been thinking about forgiveness after being inspired by Jo Ibbott’s challenge in her talk yesterday to Freedom Church as part of our You Are What You Grow series that ‘if we want to pursue faithfulness in our relationships then forgiveness will be required.’ Forgiveness is not easy. The

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Conferenced Out?

I’ve just returned from two Church Leadership Conferences back to back – I’m worried I might be in danger of inspiration overload! We all know it is good to get away from our day to day job situation, but surely with readily available Leadership Podcasts on iTunes, Inspirational TED Talks, online

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And now the Good News . . .

It’s been a month since I got the phone call to say our sparkly new premises that we had just moved into, housing our Freedom Church offices, Romsey Foodbank and CAP Debt Centre, would have to be vacated within 28 days! To say I was disappointed would be an understatement…

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Dealing with Disappointment

Last week was disappointing. To be honest I’m understating what happened. It was annoying, head spinning, time wasting, emotionally exhausting all consuming, extremely frustrating! Why do we understate our reality? Is it because of a “British stiff upper lip” (whatever that is!) or do we think if we don’t tell

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Are You Living Generously?

A few weeks ago I spoke on Simple Generosity as part of our Simple Church teaching series. We may have moved onto a new teaching series but this topic has continued to be featuring regularly at the ‘inside my head conversations that only I can hear’. Generosity is at the heart

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