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The start of a journey – Darren

A few months ago, I heard about the Tim Mackie podcast series ‘Exploring My Strange Bible’ and felt a nudge to start listening. As I worked through each episode, I started to realise that the Bible is a bit like a lift-the-flap book – you can take the words and stories at face value, or […]

A New Revelation – Anthony

This week, a paramedic crewing the ambulance with me asked me about my church. I told her how this community has supported me and my family for many years – how we have good friends, and strong links that have seen us through good times and bad. I went on to reflect about our values […]

Meeting God at the weekend away – Trevor

Before the weekend away, I felt like I was pretty distant from people, and didn’t bother me as much as it should have, which was a bad thing because I was missing out on fellowship and opportunities and stuff. So later on I think it was Martim that texted me, “Are you coming to the […]

After 16 years in the wilderness – Gary Easter

I’ve spent the last 16 years in the wilderness because I was afraid of what God had in store for me. In 2005 I did Doulos with 14 others. I didn’t know what to expect, but I got a download from God that scared me at first – and I certainly didn’t know why I […]

One touch from the King changes everyday life – Elspeth

We were a bunch of leaders, praying together over the summer. We were seeking God for ourselves, recognising that God’s word to the church about a fresh touch from Him, started with us coming before Him ourselves. I was listening to others, hearing their heart cry and admiring their vulnerability. I was pondering what a […]

Renewing my covenant with God – what does it mean to me?

As we have been talking about Jesus knocking at the door and God’s forgiveness, I have been reflecting on when forgiveness first became real to me, and I opened the door to welcome Jesus into my life.  I was in an evening church service saying the Lord’s prayer. As I was reciting the words “forgive […]

Fabulous Fruits

During the Summer of 2020 a team of volunteers and I ran a summer project called the Fabulous Fruits Club (FFC). The vision was to develop a sense of community and belonging both for the children and volunteers who came. I felt very stirred up by God over lockdown regarding children not eating good cooked […]

A Place for Presence

Genesis 3:21-24 says, “And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.  Then the LORD God said, “Look, the human beings have become like Us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take fruit from the tree of life, and eat it? Then they will live forever!” […]