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The Kingdom of God is like a tiny mustard seed planted in a field

It’s amazing that something as small and seemingly insignificant as an acorn can produce something as large and majestic as an oak tree. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed planted in a field. Although … Continue reading

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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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Advent 8: Mary served God Gratefully rather than through Gritted Teeth

A few days after she was told that she would give birth to the son of God, Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth. The angel had said that Elizabeth was also miraculously pregnant and Mary jumped at the opportunity … Continue reading

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Advent 7: Mary says YES

Mary agreed to be the mother of the son of God! It is surprising that she didn’t need to think about it for longer before saying yes because becoming pregnant whilst unmarried was going to cause her some real problems … Continue reading

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Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?

The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum. This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm … Continue reading

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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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The One About God Doing A New Thing

When God is doing a new thing we need to stop trying to plug the holes in the old thing. We can be so busy holding together the way that we want to do things that we can miss entirely what God … Continue reading

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Prepare New Cartridge?

So, we bought a new all singing and all dancing* printer copier for the church. The sales blurb told us that the high-capacity toner cartridges would produce 3000 copies and so I was surprised to get a warning to ‘prepare … Continue reading

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The One Where I Forgot the Tent Pegs

So, we got to the campsite and carefully picked the spot for our tent. We unloaded the car and began putting the poles into the canvas and that is when we realized that I had forgotten to pack the tent … Continue reading

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The One about Awesome Bubble Blowing

Yesterday there was a fun day organized by some of the churches in Colchester. It really was a lot of fun and there were so many great things to do and try. (Those of you who regularly read my blog won’t be surprised … Continue reading

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