I was encouraged to read the depth of creativity in the latest Baptist Together magazine, including an article about painting in lock down. First page of the article You can read the whole article by following this link.
Have you forgotten how much God wants to use you to bring His heart to those you meet? Divine appointments are characterised by: 1- People you meet saying ‘it was meant to be’ and ‘I was meant to meet you today.’ 2- An openness to what you have as a follower of Jesus. It is … Continue reading Words of knowledge and divine appointments
Painting Psalm 27 Over a few days in the Christmas holiday I painted 3 new paintings based on Psalm 27. I chose 3 verses to meditate on and paint. Verse 1: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be … Continue reading For in the time of trouble-Painting Psalm 27.
One of the most genuine, kind, energetic and go-getting kind of ministers that I have ever met came to pick up a commission today for a community cafe based in Stockport. Ed Leavy picking up the painting The painting is of a Monarch Chrysalis to butterfly process depicting new life. From death to life. Transformation … Continue reading Commissioned for a cafe
My favourite module to teach at the college is Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism. It’s a gem of a module helping students work out that unless ‘good news is understood as good news it’s no news which is bad news.’ Here’s some paintings from our lecture block with lots of hand on … Continue reading Creative arts and media in mission and evangelism
I love teaching. My relationship with teaching hasn’t always been quite so amorous. I used to teach a bit like an information spewing machine which was both exhausting for me and my listeners! This mornings experience was more about ‘caught than taught’ an opportunity to have a go, hear some stories and reflect on the … Continue reading Creativity and evangelism
I’ve just put in my shop 10 new paintings (and some BC- before Covid) that have been adorning the cafe walls of the Backroom cafe in Gamlingay. Here they are! You can order them or find out more about them by clicking any of the images.
I love third Sunday’s. They’re a highlight within a line of busy and good Sunday’s in a year where I’m often busy preaching, teaching or leading lecture blocks with our college I find it such an incredible privilege to do what I do at Gamlingay Baptist Church, a church I have recently joined to help … Continue reading Third Sunday’s
I’m so excited about my new calendar. It’s a declaration of hope that it’s a new day! This is what I wrote about it: Inspire your friends and family each day with the promises of a ‘New day.' Give hope and bring a reminder that out of what has been, the best is yet to … Continue reading It’s a new day
I love staying with my friend Glyn and his family. Not only is he my fellow co-principal of The Light College he is also my friend. A good friend who blesses me and prays for me and journeys with me as we follow Jesus. I love staying at his as it’s like going abroad and … Continue reading It’s like staying a night in a work of art