Exploring Baptism Together

Recently we had a couple of children (9 & 11) who expressed a desire to be baptised, both having come to faith a short while ago. We were thrilled, but aware that we’ve not baptised children before and that our usual ‘prep’ wouldn’t be appropriate. Ahead of the Baptism service… Read More »Exploring Baptism Together

Encouraging Communication

Following a sudden death in a family in our church I’ve produced a set of cards to help the family communicate as they grieve. The idea is for a child/young person (or parent) to complete the card highlighting a particular feeling/frustration then hand it to a family member/friend to inform… Read More »Encouraging Communication

The Only Way…

Yesterday was quite a day, and in many ways was the culmination of a big year. A year of trusting God and seeking His way forward; a year of getting frustrated, of doubting, and of messing up occasionally (but pretty spectacularly). But God has been faithful throughout, and His leading has been evident,… Read More »The Only Way…

Windmill Reflections

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Having started by reflecting on the art of sailing and being led to the work of the Holy Spirit, I now come to some reflections on the nature & purpose of a windmill. [if you’ve not read the first post, I recommend you do so before continuing] This weekend I visited… Read More »Windmill Reflections

Sails Safely Stowed

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A few months ago, whilst on a retreat day, I was out walking, thinking, praying, listening to God, and taking photos. I was less than a mile from my childhood home, but in an area I’d not explored previously*. [* I had tried to explore it previously, but had been… Read More »Sails Safely Stowed

Easter Sunrise Service

A few years ago I led an Easter Sunrise service for our Church, then a couple of years later used the same service for a city-wide service. You can download the notes & song-sheet below. Feel free to use without need to credit me. Service Notes [PDF 168k] Song Sheet [PDF… Read More »Easter Sunrise Service

Kingdom of God…

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The Kingdom of God is like a cobweb: always there, but seldom seen unless you’re looking for it often surprising you when you run into it unexpectedly early in the morning, it is heavy with refreshing dew; pregnant with possibility Lord, open us up to see the Kingdom of God… Read More »Kingdom of God…

Misty Canal Path

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Misty Canal Path, a photo by RickyRew on Flickr. It’s been an amazing summer (for a change), but this morning was unusually & unexpectedly misty. Slightly eery, but also beautiful…