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** Disclaimer ** This blog post is not about strong arming helpless volunteers to be canon fodder while you do “ministry” if you are looking for warm bodies to make up the numbers – what I’m writing here won’t be for you. “Leader” is a word which seems to have replaced priest, pastor, minister in the......
A report published yesterday by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, warns that children are unprepared for the social media cliff edge as they start secondary school.  You can see a summary on the Commissioner’s website [here] and download the full report “Life in Likes” [here]. You can also hear a brief interview with......
It is 2018. I’ve only just got used to writing “2017” as a date and yet, here we go again, another year. Maybe you have struggled to get yourself motivated – back at work; the thought of making packed lunches again; uniform for the kids shoved at the bottom of a wash basket needs to......
I have two daughters, amazing gifts from God.  Hannah is twelve, Ellie is ten (today)!  They are a constant delight (and occasionally, challenge)!  The gift of children though, is not just for me and my wife to enjoy.  Our children have doting grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, godparents etc.  Children are a gift to the community......
What follows are my brief thoughts on prayer, which I shared with a classic “three pointer” talk at a Family Service (I’ve not included the myriad illustrations and visual stuff) Practice. Firstly, prayer requires practice – we cannot pray if we do not pray.  That might seem obvious, but we need to have a go......