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The Great Maestro

I heard a story of a young boy who wanted to learn how to play the piano. His mother decided to treat him, and she booked tickets to a concert…

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When it doesn’t come home

I would have loved to write a different article after Sunday’s football final. It would have brought me great joy to celebrate the victory of an England…

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New Beginnings

If you have seen the film The Truman Show (and if you haven’t seen the film, you really must!) then you may remember the film poster – a photo mosaic…

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God, Grace, Grass, and Guinea-pigs

In the book of Proverbs, the writers prompted people to consider various animals to see what lessons we can learn from them. Ants are commended to…

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Together Again

Easter Sunday saw us meeting together in our building for worship for the first time this year. It felt like an occasion for celebration, a small but…

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Signs of Spring

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks, and the mood of the nation seems to be lifting. There are signs of spring arriving, daffodils are out, the weather is…

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Courage, Character and Captain Tom

We recently saw the passing of a national icon, Captain Sir Tom Moore. There’s not many people in recent times who have earned the love and approval…

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Loving our Health Services Healthcare Workers

Recently we recorded a conversation between myself and Dr Lysa Owen, a hospital consultant and lecturer at a Medical School. In our chat before we…

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One step forward, two steps back

New year, new hope and expectations. And then new lockdown. Hmmm. It feels like as soon as we see some progress or positive steps…

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That Was the Year that Was

Well, there we go. As 2020 draws to a close, I’m sure you’ll join me in looking back over the year and thinking…. what was that?! We’ve never had…

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Flourishing in the House of God – prophetic encouragement for the Lockdown

It would be easy to go into the next Lockdown with a weary “here we go again attitude” and that would be totally understandable. Also…

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Revelations from an ageing Ford Fiesta

I have briefly mentioned my car in previous blog articles, an 18-year-old Ford Fiesta. It is a source of great joy to me and the subject of some ridicule…

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Oh Sit Down

As a child of the 90s, the song “Sit down” by James formed part of the soundtrack of my teenage years. You may well recognise the well-known opening…

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Reimagine Evangelism from God’s Perspective

Have you ever thought about how God originally designed evangelism and how he intended us to experience it? Seeing…

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It’s alright for you…

People have had very different experiences of lockdown. Our ability to live, thrive or survive during this season is affected by social situation, finances…

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Over The Hedge

Recently I went out for a bike ride through the country lanes near our house. I’ve driven this way for years on my way to work, but hadn’t been that…

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Some Reflections from the Nightingale Hospital London

Dr David Whittington, his wife Jill Whittington, and Joyce Hill are all members of Eastgate, and second year students at Eastgate School of Spiritual Life…

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Garden of Gethsemane

During this period of lockdown I have, personally, found plenty of time to think things over. This may not be true for everyone – for example home-schooling…

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It’s OK to not be OK – feeling your way through Psalms

All of us go through rough times. For some it’s so bad they describe it as “the dark night of the soul.” In the present atmosphere of the corona…

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Being Powerful and Vulnerable

It struck me recently by how much Jesus openly acknowledged his need for help from other people. The trigger for considering this was…

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Cross over the road, my friend

Some of you may remember singing a certain song in school assemblies entitled “Would you walk by on the other side?” For those of you…

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Courage in the Crisis

At the moment we often hear people say that no one has really experienced what we are going through. Few of the war time generation remain…

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Easter Saturday

I don’t know how it was for you, but it certainly felt like a strange Easter weekend for me. We are used to celebrating Easter with our family, where…

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Feasting in the Famine

Hi! Trust you are all well and finding creative ways to deal with this period of self- isolating. Today’s blog was mainly inspired by a few brief comments Bill Johnson…

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Letting Go

I want to share with you something that I have found very helpful in these recent days and weeks, and that is the concept of ‘letting go’. Letting Go is…

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Death and Resurrection

I thank God for all the positive things going on in our country today – the amazing courage and hard work of our NHS staff, Social Care workers, everyone…

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Keep coming to the Father – the Place of Power in the Pandemic

Some years ago I was in a meeting where Bill Johnson posed the question, “Why did Jesus come to the earth?” I remember my mind went to all kinds of…

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I see courage

I see courage in the woman who with pregnant aches, continues to make breakfast for her child. The toddler who tries a new food today, moving…

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Maintaining a good news culture in a time of worldwide panic

I must admit I do love a good meme. Anything that can make me laugh at a familiar subject is always enjoyable. My social media accounts generally…

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Understanding the times

Many of us recently are probably grappling with the question “How do we approach times like this?” We face a situation which is almost unprecedented…

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