From now on

We sit in a circle. It’s a small prayer space, but it’s our space. A safe refuge from the hubbub and noise of the café. Tuesday at 2 is a regular break, a time to breath and a space to take stock. We usually do a Lectio Divina together, a simple way of doing bible…

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…

Prayer paintings

It was fairly quiet at our weekly community lighthouse cafe this week so I did some prayer paintings for some of our regulars to encourage them. Each one carried a simple message and encouragement:

Prayer and painting retreat

Here’s some highlights from a prayer and painting retreat I led this week at the beautiful Foxhill Centre in Cheshire.

‘From- to’ paintings

I was at Ridley Hall in Cambridge today lecturing on creative worship. One of the exercises was to encourage the Studnet’s to consider what they desired for their placement churches- I called it ‘from -to’ paintings inspired by a verse in Romans from ‘death to life.’ The paintings were abstract but with distinct colours to…

Obedience

I’m thinking a lot about ‘obedience’* to King Jesus and the things he asks me to do and whether I do them or not. It’s not just that the New Year brings in a sense of resolutions and a desire for a closer and better walk with Jesus, it’s also, (and I must be honest…

Putting in the big stones first

I’ve just had 48 hours of prayer with one of my co-leaders of The Light Project. Glyn and I spent the time talking and praying and seeking God. Preparing for the academic year ahead for The Light Project college. It was a good time. On a walk I was drawn to a magnificent coastal wall….

Opening my eyes to what is right under my nose…

I’m still fascinated with the detail of the grasses and plants that are right under my nose wherever I go. Ruth and I are travelling around Italy, inter-railing with our 3 teenage children and celebrating 20 years of marriage. It’s a non stop jaw dropping ‘soak it all in’ kind of holiday with medieval scenes…