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Do we want to become more like Jesus?
Whenever we on a walk in the countryside, my daughter looks for two long sticks to carry. Looking at this picture, can you guess why? My wife uses walking poles when we are on longer walks and my daughter just … Continue reading
There’s a hole in my roof
Sadly we have had some vandalism at the church and a part of this has involved some tiles being ripped off the roof. This vandalism has resulted in a lot of time and effort being spent on repairs and securing … Continue reading
The Kingdom of God is Near
Have you ever really, really looked forward to something? I was once in a school staff room where there was a white board with a series of marks that were being crossed off to remind everyone how many days were … Continue reading
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We’re going for a Walk: Our 2018 Adventure!
During the Summer, Tracey and I are planning to walk the West Highland Way which covers 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland. We have talked about walking the West Highland Way for years since we drove through some … Continue reading
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When the Elf on Shelf met Jesus
Can you spot the character who seems out of place in this nativity scene? This year we have had an elf on the shelf stay with us. Each day when our children wake up the Elf can be found in unusual … Continue reading
Posted in christmas, Christmas story, Faith, Following Jesus, God is with us, Life experiences Tagged acceptance, best christmas present, called to follow Jesus, christmas, elf on the shelf, first Christmas, friend of sinners, God is at work in our everyday lives, God so loved the world, God with us, Immanuel, Jesus friend of sinners, nativity, nativity story, ordinary life, real nativity, the perfect christmas present 1 Comment
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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Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions?
Do we relate to Jesus primarily as his Mates or his Minions? To put it another way, do you mainly approach Jesus as his friend or as his servant? Jesus chose disciples ‘that they might be with him and that he … Continue reading
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The one about showing people how to find the way?
I had been in the hospital before with my son and had followed him to the correct department. Now I was back a few months later without him and unfortunately I couldn’t quite remember the way. Fortunately the receptionist told me … 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
Don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet
So, Tracey and I were out geocaching and as we walked along we came to a section of footpath that was underwater. We were right next to a footpath sign and we had our gps unit and so we knew … Continue reading
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