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Lent – Day 11

Get Your Feet Wet It is often the case that the better known a story from Scripture is, the more we miss. Here’s the story of Jesus walking on water – and even in the title, we miss the fact that Peter also walks on water. It’s so easy to overlook things when we think…

Lent – Day 10

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt It’s confession time: I have doubts. There, I said it. Some are little doubts & others are huge. Some are theological, some philosophical; some are particular to me and others, I’m sure are shared by other people. But I’m pretty sure that Jesus is OK with my doubts, and that I’m in…

Lent – Day 9

Blind Spots At Summer Camp a few years ago I’d loaded everyone into the minibus after an activity and was reversing out of the car park space. The bus was full of chatter as people discussed the fun they’d had, the radio was on, and the guy in the passenger seat starting making a loud…

Lent – Day 8

Forget Yourself Do you know anyone who just likes to talk about themselves? It doesn’t matter how hard you try to change the conversation, or speak about something you think is completely unrelated; they have ninja-like skills when it comes to making your choice of topic somehow relate to them. And before you know it…

Lent – Day 7

Top Priority not Last Resort Yesterday was an absolutely manic day. We all have them from time to time. A very full diary of appointments, combined with a long to-do list and a few things which cropped up when I least expected them, all conspired to make it a tough day. Having lots to do…

Identity: A New Name

Continuing our ‘Identity‘ series, this week we were thinking about the fact that in the beginning God created, and then He named. Our names are a really important part of our identity – which you’ll know if you’ve ever been called by the wrong name, because there’s something within us which objects to that other name.…

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…