The art of searching

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story of the ‘pearl of great price.’ You may know the short parable already, but just in case here it is: “Also, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who was searching for fine pearls. When he found a valuable pearl, he went away, sold everything he…

Holy socks!

It’s become part of ‘what we do’ for our students at every residential at The Light Project College. Every Sunday after lunch we send our students out with a gift to give away and yesterday each student received a pair of socks. The challenge to them was to carry the socks and look for someone…

Refusing to go through the motions!

I’m on my way home from spending a weekend with one of the most beautiful bunches of people I have had the joy to teach and lead over a church weekend. I’ve been with New Life Baptist Church from Nottingham as their guest speaker and I’m heading home deeply encouraged as, I must admit, and…

Evangelism and art

Recently I led a small team of 7 people to explore different ways of painting with the hope that together we would then give some of the paintings away. For some, this was a brand new experience so I gave plenty of time to ‘play’ with the materials and explore different techniques as well as…

Catch me if you can!

I spoke on Sunday morning at our church in Cambourne on Philip the evangelist. It’s a treat for me to speak about his life and the biblical stories about him. He’s a bit of a hero of mine. As part of the talk I shared a poem that I had written years ago, but it…

A message in Malaga

My socks and shoes are back on and the sandals and shorts are tucked away in my luggage. I’m on a bus back home and I’m mulling over my trip to Malaga where I have been the ‘key note’ speaker for the Missions Europa Network. And as I get used to a colder climate writing…

Open the doors and love people

They had 3 members in the church 18 months ago. Yesterday the place felt half full with over 25 people, mainly young people and little ones adding to the service a wonderful buzz and playful noise that only children can bring! I was there to do the talk and also to encourage my friend Sue…