January Blues

Scraping ice off your windscreen. Having more month left than money. Going to work in the dark. Coming home from work in the dark. Bad weather. Failing new year resolutions. Post-Christmas chocolate withdrawal symptoms. The January diets. All things we hate about January! There are only two more weeks and

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I didn’t see it coming

In the run up to Christmas a few of us got together and filmed a spoken word video titled “You Are Not Alone”, to use as part of the Freedom Church Carols event. I hope you had a chance to watch it, but if not it is still available online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj_ctS16_0Q&t=11s. In

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Ever had an extension built to your home?

Ahhhh! Run for the door! What, the door out of Europe?  I think we have all had our fill of the political ups and downs of the Brexit procedure, but without getting political or taking sides, I have a few observations:   One… Transitional arrangements are always messy. Ever had

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Blessed to be a Blessing

I have just returned from an amazing adventure in Rwanda and Uganda. I had to almost pinch myself many times as I did so many things that I have dreamt of doing since I was much younger. God has surprised me with many unexpected blessings as I have grown older.

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First Man

The credits roll. The Lights come up. People around me begin to move. The film has ended and yet I find myself stuck in the chair, having just experienced something that happens once every few years.   If you know anything about Hannah and I you’ll know that we love

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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

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Don’t Go It Alone

This blog follows our message on Sunday around Pornography. You can listen in on the podcast. 9 Two are better than one,     because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down,     one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls     and has no

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Do you find Standing Strong easy?

Recently we drove up to Edinburgh to visit our youngest son Simi and on the way we passed by the enormous sculpture, the ‘Angel of the North’. It stands on a hill overlooking Gateshead 20 metres tall with wings 54 metres across. It is certainly imposing and takes your breath

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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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Who is writing your story?

Sometime ago I use to really enjoy browsing through one particular book on my parent’s bookshelf. It was a biography of notable people throughout history. It gave a short summary of their background and history and on what events happened in their lifetime. I found it fascinating how these people

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