Hold onto God’s word; let it take root

Almost a year ago, during Kim Blyth’s testimony, God told me that He wanted to be a part of my work. Then I had a difficult time at work (many clients reduced their budgets or projects because of COVID). This took me by surprise because of what God had said to me previously. It felt […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!” […]

Streams in the Wasteland

As well as setting out God’s plan of salvation, the Bible gives us instruction about how we should live and helps us to know God better and his purpose for our lives. Here’s what a passage from Isaiah meant to me at a particular point in my life. Isaiah 43:18-21 (NIV) Forget the former things; […]

Stepping out in trust

It was a Sunday morning three years or so ago. I was enjoying the worship time, singing: ‘I will trust you with everything’. Suddenly I was very aware of God’s presence – ‘Are you ready?’ He asked… It stopped me in my tracks and the question hung in the air. ‘Ready for what, Lord?’… ‘Ready […]