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“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” Ephesians 5 v 1-2 1 Don’t be defined by what you’re against: its about embracing Jesus! 2 A great summary of […]

five on Friday

“Most churches have not developed a good way of combining spiritual formation with missional living. That’s a capacity issue. It’s one thing to want to see your people move forward; it’s another to have the calling to actually move them forward. As the leader, you may be gifted to move into this personally, but if […]

favourites

as the year winds down…..here’s been some of my favourites…..so what about yours? Five favourite fun moments: Walking with a church through pain and loss into a new and enduring knowledge of Gods love, Grenson vibram footwear gifts aka my new preaching shoes, sitting with others in the possibility and hope of new beginnings, the extended […]

rest?

Might seem highly unlikely…..for Christmas isnt’ just busy but exhausting. Here’s five tips that will help you to stay sane and to enjoy the Christmas season. From a seasonal mailing bulletin: here’s the fuller resource. Tip 1: Remember to enjoy the message of Christmas personally. see Luke 2 v 19 for more… Tip 2: Remember that it’s […]

five on Friday

“The huge irony is that the more the gospel is offered in consumer terms, the more the consumers are disappointed.”  Eugene Peterson 1 Citizen or consumer. Ally Simpson’s perspective. 2 For your usefulness as a leader, please do read. Read more! 3 Transition, learning and leadership. Brad’s story is worth reflecting on. 4 Lasting relationships […]

funnies…..

Lines from others in the last few days. Who says life is boring….?! ‘The Holy Spirit often likes to turn up and say boo!’ From a vicar friend, “Stalk me on Facebook but don’t look me up on Crockfords!” Have we become more salt and vinegar, than salt and light people? Nobody actually eats welsh […]

five on Friday

“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing: that love is bigger than anything anyone can throw at us.” Anne Lamott 1 Philip Yancey tells us where the grace has gone.  2 Parker Palmer on what is and what could be. A few mins of video. 3 A six pointer […]

ongoing

A change of pace during half-term has been very good to me. A change of pace, always brings a change of perspective. The confidence of Christ’s never failing work in His people, continues to so encourage me. The kiddies have been growing in their technology skills. They love YouTube more than I love printed books. We had […]

so….

this is what’s occurred this week. Well some of it anyhow….. I’ve loved the recent British movie classic, ‘About Time’. Quirky, brilliant, poignant relational dynamics. Progress and pain, often co-exist. And people can often cease to move forward…..Helping some people get unstuck this week has been my delight. Deep listening is seriously important and properly tiring. Discouragement […]

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