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Last Saturday we had the 11th annual South Reading Churches Fun Day with an estimated 5000 community members in attendance. It was just fabulous watching people move from being spectators to participators and having a whale of a time! It had me reminiscing about the different communities where I have helped facilitate community building festivals;... Continue Reading →
Last week I took part in a survey by the Evangelical Alliance on British values. The survey was in response to assertions by the British Government on what the Nation’s values are. This subject is one that is close to my heart so I thought I would share three short reflections. Values don’t just happen,... Continue Reading →
I just finished reading the gospel of Luke again, I read it over a few days, several chapters at a time like a novel. It was great!! As I read the last chapter I was reminded of a challenge from Holy Spirit that I had felt recently. It’s a small phrase in the account of... Continue Reading →
Last night our church gathered for an evening of prayer. It was a lovely time, prayer stations where people could engage with different areas and concerns were scattered around the building. I was running the station focusing on praying for our nation, especially in light of the elections coming up this Thursday. Following on from... Continue Reading →
Last week my colleague and I got to spend an afternoon being shown round a community by a friend, the local Pastor. He had invited me to speak on community transformation that evening at the AGM of the local Churches Together group. As I reflected on what I saw that afternoon, my thought was: the... Continue Reading →
Is it just me or do others find themselves stuck sometimes, not knowing quite how to get to where God's called us. It’s like we can see the Promised Land over in the distance but it’s all we can do to stay alive let alone make the journey over there… and do battle. We know... Continue Reading →
Why is it that as individuals and ministries, we Christians can sometimes find ourselves trapped in a cycle of poverty, scrounging around for the resource to do life? I think there are many reasons, possibly as many as there are people and ministries in this situation! For some us though, we get a quirky sense... Continue Reading →