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

Continue reading

Catching a glimpse of Mary

As I spend this festive period utterly exhausted running round after an energetic toddler, I am often finding my thoughts turning to Mary. Time and again I’ve found myself coming back to consider this courageous follower of God who once chased round on hands and knees after a toddler named

Continue reading

Must there be more?!

Last week, I had a conversation with a friend who told me stories of what her dad had encountered in Columbia. He visited a Church, like many others around the world, who had had experience in seeing God’s power move dramatically and miraculously here on earth. She described it as

Continue reading

אתה אוהב ירקות ואני אוהב ירקוית

The Hebrew scholars amongst you will instantly recognise the words of this old Jewish writer, but for those only know Greek, I’ve helpfully included the translation:   σου αρέσουν οι πατάτες και μου αρέσουν οι πατατες   The text speaks of the fallout from disagreement. How, when we let secondary

Continue reading

You’re My Favourite

I loved the conference last week and especially the teaching from Christy and Paul. One of Paul’s humorous little illustrations was of an imaginary conversation that he has every January with God where God tells him “You’re my favourite and you are fantastic but there is just 10% of you

Continue reading

What Gorgeous Weather!

The other evening I sat with our Connect Group in the garden as the sun was going down over the fields. We were chatting through the issues raised by the message given on Sunday at Freedom Church, and it dawned on what a great time we were having, enhanced by

Continue reading

Being a Follower

I have a confession… I don’t like football. Whilst the rest of country are enjoying the crazy heights of the World Cup, I remain baffled and at worse, bored at the prospect of yet another football game. Now don’t me wrong I’ve read the statistics, I watched the news and

Continue reading

Leadership Matters

Recently, I attended a 2-day, leadership course as part of my role as a middle leader in my job as a teacher. It was challenging, humbling, enlightening and completely exhausting. There were many things I took away to work on and develop but one quote really stuck with me, “People

Continue reading

Hidden Treasures

I love studying the Bible and for some reason I am especially drawn to those scriptures that we tend to find challenging and difficult to understand. I am intrigued by passages which have significant variations in translation among the Bible versions and also those where something slightly strange or unexpected

Continue reading

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

Continue reading