Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why does a reliable machine need an extended guarantee?

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My wife and I recently bought a dishwasher and encountered one of the pushiest sales people I have ever met. We arrived at the shop knowing what we wanted, we just needed to…

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The One About Trying to get Signal

As we walked down the path, my son kept holding his hands up in the air. Apparently he wasn’t praising God or even trying to block the sun that was shining in his eyes, so what was he doing? You have … Continue reading

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The One Where I left My Mark

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‘You might want to look in the mirror.’ My mind raced as I tried to understand what she was saying to me and as I looked frantically around I noticed the ink on my fingers and…

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I want to tell you the good news but I can’t

We were eating a family meal a few days ago when all of a sudden my youngest daughter shouted out ‘I want to tell you the good news but I can’t’. We had got some new pet rabbits that day but my other … Continue reading

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A simple game/illustration to remind us that Jesus is in the midst

Jesus said that where two or three of his followers were gathered that he would be among them or in the midst. At a recent church service, we learnt about this through an activity. I invited the people who wanted to … Continue reading

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The One About A Special Moment

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It had been a fantastic day out and we were nearing the end of a lovely walk. My daughter appeared alongside me and took my hand, we walked in silence for a while and then…

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Surely he wasn’t worth inviting, or was he?

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The father knew that the celebrity was coming to town and so he gathered his 7 oldest (out of his 8 sons) to meet the honoured guest. What does that say about the…

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The One Where Mary Poppins Came to Church

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A few weeks ago, Mary Poppins came to Orchard Baptist Church and she even lent me her umbrella to use as an illustration in my talk. We had invited people to come dressed…

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Holding On and Being Held

As we paddled in the lake, the rocks were getting a little slippy and so my daughter took my hand. As we waded deeper she held my hand tighter and I made sure that I had a good grip on … Continue reading

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The one with the funny sign

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I saw this sign recently at Colchester Zoo but unfortunately I can’t swim very well. Signs really can be funny things! The people designing and making them know what they mean but sometimes they…

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