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Lent – Day 6

Living two lives? A few years ago I invited my Mum, Sister & Brother to join me at church one Sunday when I was due to lead the service. They are not Christians, so it was a surprise when they accepted the invitation. I’d not long been leading services and they wanted to ‘come and…

Lent – Day 5

During Lent Sundays are considered ‘feast days’ and are excluded from your fast. So if you’ve given up chocolate, you’re able to enjoy some on Sundays. For the purposes of the Lent Challenge, they’re a day off. There won’t be a reflection posted, but there will be a video or picture to reflect on. Or…

Lent – Day 4

Following or Stalking? I’m a big fan of Twitter. At the time of writing I have 874 followers, and I follow 441 people/organisations. Some are people I know personally, some are acquaintances, others I have things in common with. I’m interested in what (most of them) have to say, but I struggle to keep up…

Lent – Day 3

What is your next step? God created you because He has a plan for your life (see day 1 and day 2) – but it doesn’t always feel like it. We can mess up at times, and others can cause us pain and distress, and those things can shape us. But although we are products…

Lent – Day 2

You are not an accident… ‘I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born.’ Isaiah 44:2 CEV We hear a lot these days about poor self-esteem & people thinking that they’re not worth anything. Some people wish they’d never been born. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth or who your…

Lent – Day 1

We’re at the start of a journey through Lent, and I’m glad we’re sharing it together. I pray it will be a special time where we are transformed by the time we spend with God. Let’s get started… Pray: Father God, as I commit to spend this time with you through Lent, I pray that…

Lent Challenge – Introduction

We’ve all got busy lives and struggle to fit in everything we think is enjoyable and/or important. Often the first thing to go is our time with God & our focus upon Him. We’re just starting our new series on Discipleship, we’ve just launched the redesigned website, and are just about to start Lent – so what better way…

Identity: God Covered Them

Although we were technically continuing our ‘Identity‘ theme, this week we took a bit of a detour to reflect on a verse we passed over last week. Adam & Eve had sinned, realised they were naked, and were suddenly ashamed. They sewed together some fig leaves and made themselves some clothes. When God was walking…

Cupcakes Galore

On Saturday a small team of us gathered at the Church Centre to start baking for ‘Operation Cupcake’. Others who couldn’t join us for the morning baked at home and brought the cakes to us, loaned us equipment or funded ingredients. The aim was to make and decorate cupcakes and then give them away to…

Let Them Eat Cake

It seems like forever since we first suggested the possibility of starting a Lunch project to provide hot meals for pupils whose families struggle during school holidays. In fact it was only back in November [read the details here…]. But believe me, it’s been far from quiet since – the project, Let’s Do Lunch, has…