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“If you look up into His face and say, “Yes, Lord, whatever it costs,” at that moment He’ll flood your Life with His presence and power.” Alan Redpath 1 Wilson’s wisdom on Bethel life and ministry. 2 Daily getting smarter….? tools and helps? 3 Blocks to leading well. Courage to overcome.  4 Salty faith, and […]

five…..returning?!

Yep a stupid amount of delay…. “Ministry to broken people is messy. And there’s no more beautiful ministry to be involved in! In fact, we leaders, we teachers, we pastors need it way more than we’re willing to admit. It’s the best way to extend the ministry of Jesus through the church as we “bind […]

five on Friday

“Your ministry doesn’t need the flair of your inflated ego; rather, it is your authenticity that will most effectively motivate those you serve in leadership. And that genuineness is most often communicated in a soft tone that has no relation to bravado— a well- reasoned argument that can be coupled with passion to get the […]

simplicity

“The Christian mission was not directed merely at centres of power. It was consciously aimed at the common people, and the ideals of simplicity and humility were never far from the minds of those who had to propagate their faith…..” Henry Chadwick, The Early Church

advice

I continue to be asked about what constitutes my discipleship and ongoing formation. One invaluable part of my routine for almost sixteen years has been a spiritual director. The accountability, depth, insight and fellowship of these times remains….Sister Theresa played a precious part of this in my life for a clutch of those years…..here pictured with my son Noah some […]

loved

“The gospel of justifying faith means that while Christians are, in themselves still sinful and sinning, yet in Christ, in God’s sight, they are accepted and righteous. So we can say that we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope — at […]

inviting, health….

I used the questions below, again this week while working with a great local church as they engaged with change and fresh possibilities. OK that’s code for uncertainty and discomfort, initially. But as they started to map things out…..it was incredible, how quickly things moved in 90mins. Faster paced and more hopeful than all the English […]

life

Yes it’s about to bud. I can feel it…… This is something tended and growing well in our garden. Yet another reason for bright hope.

five on Friday

Marilynne Robinson’s, Gilead says it well. “That is how life goes–we send our children into the wilderness. Some of them on the day they are born, it seems, for all the help we can give them. Some of them seem to be a kind of wilderness unto themselves. But there must be angels there, too, and springs […]

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