Category Archives: encouragement

Is it time to make God the focus of our prayer lives again?

I’ve had quite a stressful week and so I was looking forward to homegroup last night as an opportunity to share and to receive prayer. We had a great conversation about Mark 5 and part of our discussion was about the miracles … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Plants

I was looking through some photos of storm Doris in action and I noticed the two plants in this picture. They were planted at the same time and have received the same care but they look very different. What can … Continue reading

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The Stressed Stone is now Super!

We had started the conference by laying stones down as a symbol of us letting go of the burdens we were carrying and at the end of our time together we encouraged everyone to take away one of the stones … Continue reading

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The One About Labels

Whilst I was helping to run a prayer space recently I was given these three stickers. It started with someone giving me the one that says Graeme and this was closely followed by my daughter giving me the crazy man … Continue reading

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The Frustration of having Something to say but feeling Unable to Speak

Those of you who read yesterday’s post will know that I have been unwell for a few days with flu. I have been trying not to speak at all over the weekend because when I do it results in me … Continue reading

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It’s Nice to Feel Appreciated

A few days ago, one of the church members here at Orchard Baptist posted this on our church Facebook page: ‘5 years today since our pastor Graeme Ross was inducted, just want to say how blessed we have been since you and your … Continue reading

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If you picked two words to describe your friend what would they be?

If you had to pick two of these words to describe your friend, which ones would they be? This was what I asked a number of teenagers earlier this week when I spent a few hours helping at Sanctum which is … Continue reading

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‘The own goal won’t define her and I won’t allow it to’

England lost their semi final at the Women’ World Cup in heartbreaking circumstances. In the dying seconds of the game with the score 1 each, Laura Bassett deflected the ball into her own net. If you watched the game, you will … Continue reading

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The one about the Pig Popper

So, I bought a pig popper for £2.67 and I had fairly low expectations because of the price but it is actually a really great toy. I was expecting something quite small and flimsy, but as you can see from … Continue reading

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The one about the Head Teachers Award

So, I finished a school assembly and the staff were handing out stickers and certificates for achievements. I like seeing children praised, especially when it’s for things that were challenging or hard for them. As I was about to leave, … Continue reading

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