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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
Posted in Blessed to be a blessing, change, Faith, Learning, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, success Tagged being open to change, blog anniversary, God is changing us, God transforms, let god change you, life experiences, measuringsuccess, success, what makes a successful blog Leave a comment
Looking for God Moments
When we serve God and create our own definition of success, it can lead to us feeling we have failed when we should be celebrating the amazing things that God is doing! Last week, I spent a few days at … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Blessed to be a blessing, Faith, Following Jesus, Learning, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Not ashamed of Jesus Tagged are we open to God's leading, being honest and open, Calming of the storm, celebrations, changed by an encounter with God, evangelism, God is at work, God is at work in our everyday lives, honest about our faith, life experiences, pause, peace be still, sharing God's love, telling our story Leave a comment
Why was I annoyed? It isn’t My Woodland!
My family and I went to Hanningfield Reservoir yesterday for a quiet day out but it turned out though that it was the Hanningfield Triathlon and so our walk was far from peaceful! For the first part of our walk, … Continue reading
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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Listening to and Learning from Children in Church
Yesterday we spent the service reflecting on our church values and at one point everyone had some space to draw, write thoughts or to discuss the values. One of the children (she is 3) drew this picture and asked her mum … Continue reading
Posted in church, discipleship, Faith, Learning, Life experiences Tagged christian values, creative learning, explaining discipleship to children, God of surprises, how welcoming is the church, inspirational, interactive learning, learning through fun, life experiences, surprised by Jesus, unless we become like children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, we need to stretch our children, wecloming people in church, what is the church for, when children surprise us 3 Comments
Is growing as Disciple of Jesus more like learning to ride a bike or to drive a car?
I currently have a daughter learning to ride a bike and a son learning to drive. My daughter is 8 and was on the bike riding happily along in no time. My son is 17 and he has had several lessons … Continue reading
You don’t want to read that!
I was talking with a Minister recently who was preparing a Sermon on a very well known passage from the gospel of Luke. They mentioned they were reading a commentary for background information and my instinctive reaction was to say ‘you … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, church, discipleship, Faith, Life experiences Tagged bible, how to read the Bible, life experiences, lost coin, luke 15 4 Comments
I don’t remember reading this bit before
On Good Friday, some of us gathered to read through the Bible account of the days and hours leading up to and including Jesus’ death. We read a section together, paused to reflect on what we had read and then … Continue reading