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Each week we ask a different Freedom Church Partner to write a Blog. We simply ask them to write what is on their heart, with the aim of encouraging and challenging, inspiring and instructing. You can read the blog over breakfast, get to know some of our partners or share a great blog with your friends. Enjoy!

Abandon Annually

Abandon Annually

Rick Warren, the writer of Purpose Driven Life and the master of the well crafted sentence, famously says that “To avoid burnout you should Divert Daily, Withdraw Weekly and Abandon Annually” In a...

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Can you win and be humble?

Can you win and be humble?

I love this time of year because I can find Wimbledon being aired on BBC iPlayer for a solid two weeks…what a joy!I love to watch underdogs come back from 2 sets down to then winning the game. I...

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The Use and Abuse of Hyperbole

The Use and Abuse of Hyperbole

Hyperbole (the use of exaggeration to make a point) was often used to great effect by Jesus.We can smile at the imagery but also get the message when he told people to remove logs from their own...

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When the Door Slam

When the Door Slam

I wonder if you’ve ever experienced the pain of doors slamming in your face? Of wounds inflicted by hands you know you should have been able to trust? I wonder if you have watched as the pathway...

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Extremely, Abundantly, Fully

Every morning and evening Jews say “The Shema” which is a prayer from Deuteronomy 6:4-5.“Hear, O Isreal, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one, and as for you, you shall love the Lord your God with...

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Thank You for the Music

I love all things Abba from the song to the fashion. I still have fond memories of getting ready to go out on Saturday evenings with Abba music blaring in the background. I even know all the words...

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Marathon Season

Marathon Season

Recently, I was in London to watch my son run the Marathon; not quite giving Mo Farah any competition but he did great and was faster than the average time. It was quite a challenge to keep up...

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Turtle Egg Hunting

Each year in the UK, we consume over 80 million Easter eggs. Whether it’s a classic chocolate egg, a sweet filled extravaganza, or a chocolate avocado, we are officially a nation of egg lovers....

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Peace Be With You

I wonder if Jesus had the Monday blues?Post-event let down or Post-adrenaline blues is really common in people who experience high level events they have to prepare for. People such as athletes,...

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Words Stick

Words Stick

Things my parents used to say were, “I’ll turn this car around MR!”“If you sit too close to the TV your eyes will go square”“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”Other than being stereotypical parents...

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The Pursuit of Unhappiness

The Pursuit of Unhappiness

It seems the world is becoming more and more unhappy. Just consider the sheer amount of angry posts, hate-speech, aggression, tribalism and divisions in the world. Do you ever feel like you've...

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Discovery

We have recently relocated back to a place where I grew up right beside the sea. There is something about being near the ocean that will always stay with you no matter where you go. It gets in your blood...

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Dance with Me

I have an incredible capacity for worry. My ability to make a mountain out of a molehill would make me a millionaire if only I could monetize it.I wonder if it’s the same for you?If there’s one...

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Clear the Clutter

This last weekend I did something I had been putting off for sometime. I cleaned out the garden shed! For months I knew I had to do something about it but I kept putting it off, creating excuses...

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Suffer with or without Him?

The congregation Sarah and I were part of for two years while in El Salvador knew suffering more than most. Many were missionaries who served the poorest of the poor and had been working for years, often with...

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Why do I do this to myself?

Why do I do this to myself?

Do you ever find yourself asking that question? I did the Sunday before last! At 8:55am, I was stood on the start line with another thousand likeminded lycra-clad runners wearing just a vest and a...

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A Whole Lot Of Shaking

You could be forgiven for thinking, at the time of the referendum, that with just a few weeks before the Article 50 is enacted, we would all have a much clearer view of what arrangements would be in place...

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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...

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