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When God Surprises You
One Sunday morning we were praying and someone shared ‘I think there is someone here who needs to talk with someone who understands’. Following the service someone got talking to the person next to them about a situation that was … 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
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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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
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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
Jesus Surprised me but I didn’t realize it
I’ve been reading the gospels a lot recently and as a result I’ve realized that my expectations of Jesus in amongst the busyness of my everyday life are often too low. If something goes wrong and I need help I have … Continue reading