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God Carries the Anxieties of the World

Anxiety is a real problem for many people. According to recent research, 6% of people in the UK suffer with a generalized anxiety disorder¹ and most of the rest of us will have to contend with different levels of anxiety as … Continue reading

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Advent 16: The Wrong Sort of People?

So, the first people who God wanted to tell about the arrival of his son were people who weren’t allowed to go to worship. The shepherds were in a field at night taking care of their sheep when a bright … Continue reading

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What are you afraid of?

So, the carrot looks afraid of the rabbit which is ironic because in real life, the two people in the costumes are good friends. You can even watch them together on youtube if you don’t believe me (I’ll post a … Continue reading

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The One Where the Panels Appeared Broken

So,  I received an e-mail that said that the solar panels had generated nothing for the previous month. Unfortunately I received it on a day when I couldn’t get to the church to check on the system and so I had to try to … Continue reading

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Do you ever feel like giving up?

Elijah had traveled all day in the desert heat and as evening came he collapsed, exhausted, terrified and broken and he prayed that God would let him die. He poured out his heart to God as he prayed, ‘I have had enough Lord’ he said. ‘Take … Continue reading

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The not so great escape

A few months ago I came across a lamb while I was out on a walk. As I approached it, it ran towards the nearby fence and squirmed underneath and back into the field with all of the other sheep. This happy little lamb … Continue reading

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The one about total loss cover

So, I bought a car and after we had agreed on the price, the salesman tried to sell me (amongst many other things) something called total loss cover. He explained that if the car was ever written off that insurance … Continue reading

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The one where I was scared

Okay, so this is a bit of an embarrassing story but I think that it’s worth telling. I was delivering leaflets recently and as I bent down to post one I saw something large (this thing was huge) through the glass and it was … Continue reading

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The parable (and true story) of the toy plane

Once there was a boy who was given a toy plane for Christmas. He was desperate to fly it but he had had to be patient as the plane needed lots and lots of room to fly in. At last, the day came when … Continue reading

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The one about the cows who weren’t as scary as they looked

I met some scary looking cows recently. As we walked past their field they all moved toward the fence and these two (who reminded me of a pair of nightclub bouncers) just stared at me. They were fenced in and so they … Continue reading

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