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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister in Colchster in the UK who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.

When God Surprises You

One Sunday morning we were praying and someone shared ‘I think there is someone here who needs to talk with someone who understands’. Following the service someone got talking to the person next to them about a situation that was … Continue reading

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Sharing Some News With You

I wanted to let you all know that I have been called to become a Regional Minister in the Eastern Baptist Association. Sadly this means that I will be leaving Orchard Baptist Church in October in order to respond to … Continue reading

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She Came Last but the Crowd Cheered Loudly

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I had never been to a school sports day like it. The largest cheer of the day was for someone who came last in what was the slowest time of the day by…

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She Looks Young and Old at the Same Time

My wife and I were walking our dog recently when a passer-by stopped to say hello (it’s amazing how easy it is to meet new people when you are walking a dog). He asked how old our dog was and … Continue reading

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Surrounded by God’s Love

When I think of being surrounded it feels like it has a negative connotation. The police officer might shout ‘we have you surrounded’ to the criminals in a building. Soldiers might shout to their enemies ‘we have you surrounded’ as they … Continue reading

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When I can’t do it is the right answer!

To certain members of the Ross household it felt like the end of the world – our internet had stopped working at home! While we waited for an engineer to come and fix the problem I bought a mobile wifi … Continue reading

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Are you excited about the Royal Wedding?

Are you excited about the Royal Wedding? My oldest daughter is, to the point where she has asked a few times now if we can go and watch. We are only 98 miles away from Windsor and so we could … Continue reading

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Honest about my faith is 4 years old today!

WordPress have just sent me this reminder that my blog  is 4 years old today. This seemed to be a good opportunity to thank all of you who take the time to read along (127,583 hits so far).  I would … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Knowing God rather than just knowing about him

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It’s Pentecost Sunday but did you know that during the Jewish festival of Pentecost (originally called Weeks) they remembered the giving of the 10 commandments? What do you think that the significance is of the…

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Are we thankful for Pentecost?

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It’s Pentecost Sunday tomorrow but did you know that the Jewish festival of Pentecost (originally called Weeks) was a harvest festival? What do you think that the significance is of the giving of the…

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