Category Archives: Life experiences

Time to Press Pause?

Today I am joining with others on a Ministers retreat day and I am really looking forward to it. I have to be honest though. I am not always good at making the time to press pause and to allow … Continue reading

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Seeing Blockages as Opportunities and not Obstacles

As we walked along we came to a barrier under a bridge but there was also a diversion sign. As I paused it occurred to me that this was a perfect illustration of what I believe that God has been … Continue reading

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How do we Measure Success?: People really are are more important than Statistics

The stats counter on this blog has just ticked past 100,000 hits and as a result of this and some other things I have been pondering what success is and how we measure it. 100,000 hits in three and a … Continue reading

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Knocking in Expectation?

Lots of children are going to be knocking on doors today in the hope that they will be given treats. I remember one parent telling me how he would only take his children trick or treating to houses that had … Continue reading

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The one about being Ordinary and Amazing at the same time

As they listened to the two men who were on trial, the members of the council were amazed. It was fairly obvious from the way they talked that they weren’t professionals but there was something about the way that they … Continue reading

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You’ve left your Heart at Home

As I heard the text message alert on my phone, I thought about stopping but then decided I would read it when I got to my destination which was only a few miles away. On arrival I had a real ‘Oh … Continue reading

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What are you doing here?

I was in town late one evening and I met someone who I know who was on her way to a night out. She walked towards me with a shocked look on her face and said ‘what are you doing … Continue reading

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If we believe that God is enough why do we feel like we have to be enough as well?

If I go into a shop to buy something that costs £10 and I have £10 note then I have enough to pay. There is no need for me to worry about whether I have any extra money because I … Continue reading

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As I prayed for you, I saw a picture …

As I prayed, I saw a picture of a child peering around a door. I felt that I should tell the person I was praying for but I was unsure because it sounded such an odd thing to say and … Continue reading

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Dining with Jesus

It took me by surprise when she said ‘it’s better than dining with the queen!’ We were about to share communion together and there had been an opportunity for people to discuss in groups what communion meant to them. We … Continue reading

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