Category Archives: Being honest about our faith

The one where people looked at me in a strange way

As I was walking around the supermarket, I began to notice that people were looking at me in a strange way (it may surprise you to know that this is an unusual experience for me). Although it took me a while, … Continue reading

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The Church in the Wild and Outdoor Enclosure

I have walked past this sign many, many times but a few days ago it really struck me in a new way (no, I didn’t walk into it but I do believe that God spoke to me through it!) The words … Continue reading

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What are you looking at?

Yesterday my wife and I visited our local Zoo and as we were there without our children we spent a lot longer watching individual animals than we would usually do. As I watched this Orangutan I became aware that I … Continue reading

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Advent 24: What do we really need for Christmas?

There once were some parents who wanted to buy their daughter the perfect Christmas present and in the end they decided to get a bike which was something that she really needed. Because they cared so much, they put a huge amount of … Continue reading

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Advent 17: That is Amazing News!

The shepherds must have been shocked and amazed by their angelic visitors and the really exciting news that they were hearing. It’s really no wonder that they left their sheep in the middle of the night to go to see if … Continue reading

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If God hasn’t surprised you recently then there is something wrong with your faith

I hate the fact that church is often a place that is safe, steady and dull. I love the way that Jesus leads in adventurous, new and exciting ways. Which would you prefer? Do you want your faith to be … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with Jesus: What is important to him?

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend of mine who helps with the rehabilitation of people who have had a Stroke. Something he said really struck me and I wanted to share it and some other thoughts … Continue reading

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More Please?

We were absolutely stuffed after enjoying our meals when the waiter asked if we would like any desserts. After some insistence from most of us that we couldn’t eat any more we actually ended up getting something to share. We … Continue reading

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The One About the Taxi Ride

Over the past few months life in our family has got much easier. My daughter has started a new school and every day a taxi/minibus comes and picks her up and takes her there. We don’t even have to pay for … 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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