Category Archives: Life observations

HOP gathering in Europe

I have just returned from Augsburg, Bavaria in South Germany, from a prayer summit. With my friends Paul, Kev & Katie, we spent four amazing days with 120 leaders of houses of prayer across Europe. 42 HOPs, 20 nations, every … Continue reading

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I haven’t blogged my reflections on life in the last two months. Not that I haven’t been thinking, far from it, but we have been living a busy and interesting journey in the city and as a family. Last month … Continue reading

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Making sense of God’s call

I’ve been musing about many things in recent weeks because there has been much in the news and in the world around to try and make sense of. I’ve shared in the sense of shock surrounding terrorist attacks in Boston … Continue reading

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Faith to overcome

When I knew that two Nigerian bishops were going to visit our house of prayer, I was really looking forward to meeting them. I knew that the church in their country was growing fast, but I also knew from the … Continue reading

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Tackling trees and other challenges!

We’ve been putting it off for a few months…knowing that the back border needs tackling in our garden. One tree dead and another overgrown conifer trespassing onto the patio. So last Wednesday we set at the task. My wife cutting … Continue reading

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Credible leadership

Two things in the news about leadership this week have caught our attention. The first is the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, former Conservative prime minister and watershed political figure. Her passing has cause a virtual storm of comments on … Continue reading

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Always resourceful!

The news article that exposed the recycling con last weekend was quite sensational. Government officials now admit that much of the recycled waste, carefully sorted by the British public, ends up sold overseas to companies that then discard it in … Continue reading

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Worshipping and wondering

Every Easter I look for the moment where something fresh clicks in my heart. Nearly forty years celebrating this festival with eyes of faith, fifteen of them leading services as a minister. Knowing the stories, accompanying others towards an encounter … Continue reading

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Knowing who and whose you are

The world’s press has been in a fever over the appointment of the new pope. Jorge Mario Bergoglio! Who is he? What are his credentials? What does he believe?¬†He is the first Jesuit¬†pope, the first from the Americas, and the … Continue reading

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A sense of perspective

A family trip to London this week has proved an education. Not just for our children, though it was four years ago since our last visit to the capital. But for Karen and myself as well. Three days of being … Continue reading

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