Sierra Leone, Oct ’23 Team
Church under attack: not on my watch
In a world where faith is often challenged, the church stands as a symbol of hope, resilience, and unwavering faith. But it’s no secret that the church has been under attack for years, facing intimidation, undermining, bullying, and threats from the enemy. However, there comes a point when enough is enough. As believers, we must […]
Even When We Can’t See It, He’s Working!
We occasionally sing those words concerning God, from the song “Way Maker”, and there’s no question about their truth because even when you and I are asleep, it does not mean God is asleep. Quite the contrary, as David declares in Psalm 121… “He who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches […]
Worship as a Battle Cry
The Battle is Subtle
Sometimes battles are subtle. Perhaps the ongoing erosion of something we had hoped for – maybe for a person or the place where we live. There’s a part of each of us that is made for belonging, connection and relationship. God made that blueprint, and we are made in His image. Think about the first […]
Leading in Battle
I manage an additionally resourced provision (ARP) for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Pupils are usually referred to us when their behaviour puts them at risk of exclusion from their mainstream school. We generally take children for a year, during which time we aim to assess their needs and give them the […]
The Battle is Real
The battle is real. But so is God, and He’s a mighty warrior. We were on holiday, (Iceland – yes, it was wonderful, thanks for asking 🙂 ) and travelling through some spectacular terrain. Extreme, unfamiliar and wild beauty. I started to feel nervous. There were hardly any cars on the road, we’d only seen […]
Reality check – Crocus and the empty tomb
As I have been tracking the news of the Russian invasion and the dreadful conditions ordinary Ukrainians have suddenly been thrown into, I have been racking my brain to synchronise what I read and see online with who I know Jesus to be and what He has done and is doing. I’m standing in Mayfield […]
A war? Is this the scariest thing?
Yes, a war looks scary: people are dying, cities are being wiped off the face of the earth, shells are exploding, families are breaking up, grief, sadness, hatred are all around …. but war is not the worst thing, it only wants to be so, that this fear paralyzes us and turns us away from […]