Tag Archives: restoration

Pushing through the Pain Barrier

Those of you who know me well will realize that I am far from athletic! I may not have run a marathon but I know that in order to complete one that you have to persevere and to push through … Continue reading

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Today is an Exciting Day!!!!!!!!!

Today is an exciting day for me! Our church boiler which has had no end of problems is being replaced with a larger capacity boiler which is also a very well known make. As our installer was ripping out the … Continue reading

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The Church that does Glueing

A mum described Orchard Baptist Church today us as the church that does glueing. She was on her way to our toddler group and was bringing her 3 year old daughter who hadn’t been to the group since she had started pre school several … 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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Fix you, Brave, brokenness and transformation

One of Coldplay’s most famous songs is ‘Fix you’ and I recently came across this video which uses the song to help remind us of the way that God has transformed Christians. The visual imagery matches the song perfectly as we … Continue reading

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It’s not as useless as it looks

Take a look at this picture. What do you think it is of? My wife and I came across it whilst on a walk recently and it took us a few moments to work out what it was. Can you guess? … Continue reading

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A work of art, brokeness and restoration

I’m not brilliant at drawing but imagine if I took a picture I had drawn and told everyone how proud I was of it. Imagine as I was talking of how I had worked so hard to overcome adversity to produce … Continue reading

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Old wax crayons, brokeness and restoration

A simple and creative illustration about restoration. Place broken pieces of wax crayon in a mould then bake it in an oven until the crayons melt and then let it set. These two pictures show the before and after. This … Continue reading

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