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Things Hidden – Kerry Connolly

I am reading this book at the moment. As you can tell from the pencil sticking out of the pages (look carefully!), it’s one of those books that needs a lot of underlining. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest who has written a large number of books. It’s my first time reading one of them….

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Hide and Seek – John Gibson

“9,10, Ready or not, here I come!!” The person shouting at the top of her voice was my little 4 year old granddaughter and we were playing hide and seek… again! On this occasion I’d hidden under the duvet – not obviously visible but not really hard to find – I’ve learnt from experience that…

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Soaking in God’s Presence – Chris Kent

‘Jesus died and rose again so we could have a new life and a relationship with God’ I remember saying this line many times throughout my early days of ministry. Then one day in 2003 I realised I was not completely living in the truth of what I preached. In that moment, God gently brought…

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Your Kingdom Come – James Sloan

As a young boy I remember praying the Lord’s Prayer at the end of school every day: “Our father in heaven… your kingdom come, your will be done.” The class would repeat these familiar words together in a monotonous, lacklustre chorus. Little did I realise the significance of these words, what they meant and what…

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The Forgotten Ways 1 – John Harding

As a Senior Leadership Team we’ve been huddling (leadership development / coaching circle) around Alan Hirsch’s book, ‘The Forgotten Ways‘. The book was originally written in 2006, it was a fantastic book back then, but Hirsch has re-written it with lots of new material. The first half of the book is basically an observational study…

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40 Days of Transformation

Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before Easter. Lent traditionally involves giving up certain food or other luxuries so this year it’s a little awkward that Valentine’s Day marks the start of these 40 days – you might need to be more imaginative than chocolates when buying a gift for your loved one!…

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Bridegroom Fast – John Harding

Many of us fast from food weekly, eating our evening meal Monday evening, then breaking the fast with a meal on Tuesday evening (24h). We’d love for you to join us in this regular rhythm of fasting. In this blog Pastor John Harding explores why we do it. Over the summer I was chatting to…

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Managing Our Emotions (Part 2) – Dan Rogers

This is the second in a series of three blog posts on ‘Managing Your Emotions’. The material covered is a brief summary of some of Dr. Neil T. Anderson’s teaching in his immensely helpful, practical book ‘Victory Over the Darkness: Realize the Power of Your Identity in Christ’ (Gospel Light Publications). #2/2: Anxiety How do…

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Managing Our Emotions (Part 1) – Dan Rogers

This is the first in a series of three blog posts on ‘Managing Your Emotions’. The material covered is a brief summary of a some of Dr. Neil T. Anderson’s teaching in his immensely helpful, practical book ‘Victory Over the Darkness: Realise the Power of Your Identity in Christ’ (Gospel Light Publications). #1/2: Guilt How…

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Where is your chair? – Jack Mariner

Jenny and I recently shared the great news that baby #2 is on the way… and already we’ve seen a number of changes taking place. Morning sickness has meant that Judah (our 2 year old) and I have been enjoying more time together… and that Bing and Paw Patrol have become my best friends (they…