The Colossians Series: A Life Worthy of the Lord (Col 1:9-14)

Week Two! Last Monday we kicked off our new series on the letter to the Colossians - we read the beginning of Paul's letter to the Church in Colossae, and thought about what it means to be called faithful brothers and sisters. You can read the first blog post in this series here. Today, we're moving onto a…

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I Am Not Waiting.

When you talk to Christians about being single, there are a few different responses. At this point, I've had them all: some will tilt their head to the side, give you a gentle smile and say something like "it's OK, he's out there somewhere"; some of those who are married will nod knowingly, and talk about…

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This is For Somebody.

This blog post was written at about 11:30 at night, sat cross-legged on my bedroom floor with a giant cup of tea and an old Matt Redman album on in the background. It's going to be one of those blog posts that is straight out of my journal - but I figured that if you're anything…

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The Colossians Series: Faithful Brothers and Sisters (Col 1:1-7)

Colossians - a letter from Paul to the Church in Colossae - is one that I find myself flicking through pretty regularly, mainly due to the sheer amount of gems that we find inside of it. Any of the verses could be written on a post-it note and stuck to your wall: Paul packs so much…

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Jog On: What God has Taught Me While Running.

It's Saturday morning at the time of writing this, and I am currently laying down as flat as I possibly can on our living room floor, having just come back from a run. I went for my first ever run, using the couch-to-5k app, about two years ago, and I have officially caught the running bug:…

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What Makes You Beautiful.

It’s funny how the way that we look (and the way that others look) is one of the things that has become so very important to us. We spend time and energy trying to make ourselves look acceptable before we go out. We dress a certain way, do our hair a certain way, look a certain…

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Plan C is Just as Good (I Promise).

"If you don't do what God has told you to do, then He'll find someone else to do it - you'll have missed what He has for you". It's one of the first things that I remember being told as a new Christian. It was the week of one of the many summer camps that young…

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Should we Burn Dirty Fuel?

[Stick with me -- I'm not talking about petrol, I promise!] This post is a kind of response to a video that caught my attention on Youtube - Hank Green is a well-known figure in the YouTube community, and in this video he was sharing his thoughts on motivation, and where we get our energy from.…

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Lean In.

One of my favourite parts of the Christmas period this year, was a morning that I spent lazing on a friends' sofa, with a blanket and a cup of tea and my Bible, while the rest of the house still slept. It was that odd time between Christmas and New Year, when we were all floating…

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Five Minutes With: the Director of a Bible College (Robin Barden from Ridley Hall, Cambridge)

We've spent the last few weeks talking lots about the Ridley Lay Ministry course at Ridley Hall in Cambridge: we were invited to partner with Ridley to share our thoughts about the course, and to chat about my experience of studying there. While these are sponsored posts, I jumped at the opportunity: my experience at Ridley…

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