Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Duty and a Drag or a Pleasure and a Privilege?

So, I’m writing this on a Friday night and my daughter has just asked me for card, paper, a paper trimmer (she called it a shredder which sounds way cooler), a hole punch and a pencil. She then sat down … Continue reading

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The one with Green Footprints and Less Litter

A friend of mind was telling me about how green bins with green footprints leading up to them had reduced littering. This approach is based on an experiment from 2011 where Pelle G. Hansen and students from Roskilde University gave out … Continue reading

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Pay attention!

I think that one of the ways that God is trying to develop patience in me is through ketchup sachets. I have fairly poor fine motor skills and so I really struggle to open them. Over the years I have … Continue reading

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Why does God allow suffering?

Why does God allow suffering? I have to be honest and say that I don’t fully know. What I do know is that God created a world without suffering, sickness and pain. He created a paradise, a world without war, … Continue reading

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Do we really believe that we are loved unconditionally by God?

If someone could hear our thoughts (now that’s a scary thought) I wonder what they would say about what is driving us? Do we believe that God only loves us when we live a holy life or when we are … Continue reading

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The one with the dancing bag

At a recent service at Orchard Baptist we used a lot of props which were in a large carrier bag. Near the end of the service I noticed that the empty bag on the stage was moving in time with … Continue reading

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Do you suffer from checkout stress?

I was in Tesco recently and I did the thing that many of us do as we come to pay. You know the thing where we attempt to measure the length of each queue and then look at how much items … Continue reading

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A pain in the neck, microwavable animals and Godincidences

My dad is unwell 😦 and he has had a lot of pain in his shoulder and neck. As I was talking on the phone to my mum yesterday I was asking if he had tried a heat pack. My wife … Continue reading

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Do we really believe in freedom of speech?

There has been a lot written about freedom of speech over these past few weeks. Many people have talked about it being a key and important principle but do any of us really believe in absolute freedom of speech? Look … Continue reading

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Did she say pray time?

My daughter has recently started a new school and she is really enjoying it. Thanks to all of you who have been praying for her, it has really been appreciated. My daughter writes a diary every day and it is quite … Continue reading

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