Monthly Archives: October 2016

You have got a way of helping us to see things differently

At the end of church yesterday, someone was kind enough to thank me for my sermon and then they said; ‘You have got a way of helping us to see things differently’. Their complement really meant a lot to me … Continue reading

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The One About Star Prayers

We used a star prayer activity at church last week. Every person was given a paper star and we were all invited to write a prayer on each side of it On one side we were to write something about God, … Continue reading

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The One About 100% Attendance

My daughter came home from school with this certificate. I asked her f she was proud of herself and she said ‘I don’t know’. As we talked further it became evident that she had no idea what ‘100% Attendance’ meant. My daughter … Continue reading

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The Church that does Glueing

A mum described Orchard Baptist Church today us as the church that does glueing. She was on her way to our toddler group and was bringing her 3 year old daughter who hadn’t been to the group since she had started pre school several … Continue reading

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Do you ever feel like life is too busy?

Do you ever feel like life is too busy? Do you think that it is God’s intention that we are really busy? Those of you who follow my blog will have noticed that I have written a lot less over the … Continue reading

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I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray

I stood there in disbelief as I realized that he really had just said. ‘I am a priest so I’m afraid that I have to pray’. These words were spoken at the end of a talk given in a school assembly and I don’t … Continue reading

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The One Where Someone Threw A Dog At Me

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So, we were tidying up after our toddler group and I noticed that there was a toy dog underneath some chairs. One of the toddlers was toddling (it’s funny how they do that) around…

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But it’s only 20p!

As the cashier in the shop handed me my change I could see it was 20p short. I thought about saying something but then decided not to, after all it was only 20p. Later that same day I needed change for a … Continue reading

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Should I have left the light on or not?

So, my girls were up at 3am shouting at each other. One of them had had a bad dream and she was worried about going to sleep again in the dark but her sister couldn’t get back to sleep with … Continue reading

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