An amazing Newday!

I’ve just spent the last week at Uttoxter Racecourse with 6000 teenagers. The weather was good, the young people were mostly well behaved and we survived the Newday plague (at one point 7 of the 9 young people were throwing up – nice!). It’s always good to take young people to massive gatherings of other Christian young people, it gives confidence and encouragement and reminds them, they are not alone. It’s also a great opportunity for them to deal with issues in their lives and open themselves to God’s leading…

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This can't be one of the best blogs on simplicity can it?

It’s a funny thing when your blog gets noticed (we all secretly hope they will) but I’m genuinely surprised it has. Anyway this blog has had an honourable mention here The Road Less Traveled: Top 100 Simple Living Blogs. Appropriately, you can find us down at 91 under odds and ends. I sometimes, feel guilty that I’m not more disciplined in sticking to the main theme of this blog. But I guess, I don’t want to separate this issue from everything else so here it is along with everything else.…

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It is not 'irresponsible' to say 'God Does Heal Today'

Recently I’ve found myself and the church I lead in something of a mini-controversy. Here is how it looks from where I stand. During May, we held a guest service where we preached the life changing message of Jesus Christ and prayed for the sick, with hope and expectation that God would heal. We’ve seen a number of people blessed by God in this way, so we decided to do an invitation/flyer to our community, which we called Beautiful News. The service came and went, and although no healings occurred…

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