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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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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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

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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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Reflections From The Highlands

I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in the Highlands of Scotland.  Wow! What beauty. Really, the beauty in that part of the world is breathtaking. It was a real time of reflection as I spent many hours walking on my own when I wasn’t hanging out with friends. I

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Do you speak English?

‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.’ Leviticus 19:4 It’s been a long while since I found myself in a

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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

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Press Pause!

Recently there were a few days of heavy snowfall and as a result everything seemed to stop and go into slow motion! I had two ‘snow days’ off school and other appointments cancelled and suddenly I was left with lots of extra time on my hands. At first the opportunities

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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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