Category Archives: video I have taken

Following Jesus can feel like a White Water Raft Ride

In this past year, things have changed massively in our lives and the lives of the churches we are a part of. Now that we have the opportunity, do we want to go back to how things were or are we willing to continue in any of the areas that we have learnt about? Will we follow and obey God even when things seem overwhelming and we want to turn back? Continue reading

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Where is your Focus?

These two photo’s were taken by the same camera, from the same angle of the same view but they are very different because of their focus. Where is your focus? In the picture on the left, everything is blurred in the background because the focus is on the mug … Continue reading

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Is Lent primarily about giving things up or giving more time to God? (Lent short reflection 1)

Lent is most commonly associated with giving things up but if that is all that it means to us then we may be missing the point. This is the first in a series of short videos which can be used … Continue reading

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Are we Learning to Look to our Lord in Lockdown?

So, let’s be honest, many of us are struggling! 2021 began with such hope, Covid vaccines were becoming available and the end to the pandemic appeared to be just around the corner and yet we find ourselves in lockdown again. … Continue reading

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The Monument that was always there: A Parable about God being with us.

I find that God speaks to and guides me through things that happen in everyday life. In this short video I tell the story of how God reminded me that he is with us always through a Monument that was … Continue reading

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Are we full and overflowing with the presence of God? A Pentecost Sermon

This is a talk I have put together using a variety of Bible passages, visuals and video clips that thinks about how we need to be overflowing with rather than just being full of and content with the presence of … Continue reading

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The Church is like a Piece of Elastic

Someone recently said to me ‘churches are like a piece of elastic. However much you stretch them, they always ping back into place’. This made me chuckle but I hope that it isn’t necessarily true. As we have been stretched … Continue reading

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Are we Trying to Bottle or Pour Out God’s Presence? Some thoughts inspired by the Transfiguration of Jesus

As I was walking in some local woods a few days ago I walked past this shelter and I began to think about the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17.1-9). On a mountain top, Peter, James and John saw the majesty … Continue reading

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The Archbishop takes on the bishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell visited the Joy youth event near Colchester where Archbishop Welby spoke about prayer. They decided to have a go at the gladiator joust together. I would love … Continue reading

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