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Category Archives: God is our father
In the Hands of God
I love this sculpture of giant hands outside of Woodbridge Quay Church. When I was in the area recently I took this photo of my daughter curled up as a reminder that she is safe on God’s hands. I want her … Continue reading
I’m So Proud
Tonight I am going to watch my son perform in the final of local Band Wars competition and I couldn’t be prouder. My son and his friends made it through the heats and because of their excellent performances and they … Continue reading
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What do you want to do with the Prodigal Son?
The voice on the other end of the phone said ‘What do you want to do with the Prodigal Son?’ There was a short pause and then encouragingly they said ‘Save’. This happened a while ago when I was preaching at … Continue reading
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Good Evening Holy Trinity
I was sat at the concert, minding my own business when unexpectedly I heard: ‘Good evening Holy Trinity!’ It turned out that the person speaking was announcing that pupils from Holy Trinity school were there but their announcement caught me … Continue reading
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The One About True Love
I recently came across the picture ‘Love that Lifts a Child’ by Kristi Valiant which is I think is a beautiful image and illustration of true love. The picture is inspired by the story of the Prodigal son in which a son asked for … Continue reading
You always tell Santa NOT to give me a Present
As we talked about how we couldn’t visit Santa because he was no longer in his grotto, I certainly wasn’t expecting my daughter to say ‘That’s okay, you always tell Santa NOT to give me a present anyway!’ This happened … Continue reading
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Elvis Presley, Who is He?
So, we were talking about Elvis Presley and my daughter said ‘who’s he?’ Now, my daughter is only 11 and so there is no real reason that she should be familiar with Elvis, but in that moment it still came as … Continue reading
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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Before you go …
So, I’m away at a conference this week and on Monday morning before I left my daughter ran up to me and said, ‘Dad, before you go ..’. Can you guess what she said next? ‘I want you to know I … Continue reading
The One About Sleeping Peacefully
Have you ever thought about how daft the phrase sleeping like a baby is? Babies do sleep peacefully at times, but they are also helpless. If they have a wet or dirty nappy, they have been sick or they feel unwell … Continue reading
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