A Good Read For Women

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July 2017

Social media might be replacing print media, but as far as women are concerned, the content is not a million miles apart. Whether looking over the shelves of women’s magazines or novels in the station bookshop, or scrolling down women’s Facebook pages, one  significant characteristic stands out. It’s that women are interested in the lives […]

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Invited to the party!

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June 2017

Picture the scene.  You’re in an upper room with others from your team, none of whom are in the mood for conversation.  You’re waiting.. waiting.  Suddenly your senses are bombarded with a pyrotechnic display of sound, colour and movement..   flames like tongues appearing from nowhere and landing on the heads of the people around […]

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“What is Christian Coaching…exactly?”

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May 2017

I’m often asked this question. Twice this week in fact! The last time from Margaret Austin who kindly stopped by my table for a friendly chat as I was having a ‘cuppa’ in the church café last week.  When YOU think of the word ‘coaching’ or ‘coach’ what springs to mind? A sport’s coach, a […]

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YOU choose!

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April 2017

Special offer, 3 for £10!  Take your pick!  Buttons, balls, or bunnies – it’s up to you!  Plain, dark, milk?  Bows or bonnets?  Nuts, paleo, gluten free?  Decisions, decisions, what to do..  too much to choose from.. Yep, you’ve guessed it.. I’m talking EGGS!   I’m talking commercials.. I’m talking shops,  talking er… possibly Easter?  […]

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Sympathy for Jonah?

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March 2017

Every now and again I read a book that makes me think out loud (actually there are quite a few…) and without doubt, this is one of them! Sympathy for Jonah is written by David Benjamin Blower.  By digging deep into the familiar story of Jonah, we are reminded in compelling, disturbing and inspiring ways, […]

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Three Streams, One River

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February 2017

So close to the beginning of a new year I want to share the following key themes that are increasingly important to me.  For a variety of reasons they have always deeply resonated with my life, work and ministry, perhaps more so in this season than ever before, which is why I’m taking the time […]

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Seize the Day!

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January 2017

Here we are again… at the turning point of a new year.  We find ourselves looking both ways… back over the past year, and ahead to the future before us.  The prophet Isaiah draws our attention and calls us to action, at this significant moment. “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.  […]

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Are you paying attention?

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December 2016

Noooooooooooo…oh! What? Really?! Him? You couldn’t predict the result, the final outcome. (No. I’m not referring to the US Presidential election!) But it’s all there, foretold in scripture, The Arrival, the long anticipated Coming. Who would have thought… that God would choose the least likeliest of people, an ordinary teenager, virgin, unmarried, to give birth […]

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Leading Lights

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November 2016

Picture the scene…  a 76 year old Sikh grandmother lying in a hospital bed.   She doesn’t speak English and is illiterate.   Through interpretation and translation, she is told that she has to have an emergency operation for a quadruple bypass, or she will die…   Interestingly, she is peaceful and calm when she […]

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