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Worship – it is what we are made for.  Saint Augustine says, from “The Confessions”; “And so we men, who are a due part of your creation, long to praise you – we also carry our mortality about with us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that you thwart the......
Yesterday afternoon I was in a meeting.  The meeting was not a church meeting, or a christian meeting.  I was there as someone from the “voluntary sector” to engage with the local authority around the changes being introduced to enable services for children and young people to be more effective. I was sort of listening,......
Watched “Sophia The First” yesterday with my daughters.  I have to say – well done Disney!  The story is about a little girl learning about being a princess (and, having two of my own, I am interested) – Sophia believes she can be and do anything, despite the expectations of some of the other characters......
Well, this is a really brief post – just to share something we did yesterday at Franklands Village Family Worship (during the coffee break at the training I am at today!) Rather than actual flowers, we gave out to all the women present origami flowers. Something different and something we had made an sown thing......
In ministry, and in life, it can be hard work sifting through the  dross, finding the intelligent, quality comment from the inane cliche . . . or christian soundbite.  Books (even Christian ones) can be like this, which is why I am doing this list.  This next book is not a Christian Ministry book, but......
This is not a picture of my room . . . but it used to be (before I got married). I did an assembly this morning on “Encounters with Jesus” and I picked Zac up the tree.  I don’t do clever assemblies – so, look away now if you are waiting to be impressed. I......
I have to confess, my reasons for first buying this book back when it came out in 2001 was twofold, I thought the cover was cool (and I still do) and because Tony Jones was also born in 1968 – there is something about that year! Glancing now at those who contribute throughout the book,......
Well, i just really like whisky – this is a helpful graphic to remind me of what is missing from my collection . . . (as I only have one bottle at the moment it is nearly everything!)...