Serving as chaplain on Bardsey…

Last week I got to serve as chaplain on the beautiful island of Bardsey. It’s a far cry from city centre chaplaincy but the principles stay the same: love Jesus and hope that others may also come to love him too. It really is a privilege to serve as chaplain as I got to do…

Sharing faith

My co-worker Revd Glyn Jones has recently written some insights to sharing faith. It’s awesome what he’s written. Enjoy! A student has asked me any thoughts on sharing faith so here are mine – for what it’s worth… Become more yourself – no more and no less, that is the way God made you and…

Reaching for the Spirit

Once a month I help lead ‘Encounter’ an event in Cambourne which has a focus on worship and interactive teaching with an opportunity to put into practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also have an artist who paints a prophetic picture during the severing and last night it was me! I painted a…

The funeral wake in the next door room…

I had my staff appraisal today. It went well. You’ll be pleased to know I still have my job! We met in a hotel and we had a good lunch too. And while it was a very affirming and worthy process there was something that kept grabbing my attention. The wake next door. You see…

Resourced love

I’m often asked to paint for people to mark special occasions. I had the honour to paint for a couple who got married this week. When I was asked to paint for them I had an image in my mind straight away of a beautiful lake, tranquil and calm.Two swans looking eye to eye with…

Nations to the light

My friend Nicky turns 50 this week. Coupled with such a landmark Birthday is her new role as a pioneer minister for Hamptons East near Peterborough. I was asked to paint for her to mark these too momentous occasions in her life and this is what I created: The inspiration for the painting came about…

Bardsey, a thin place.

Last week we spent time as a family on the beautiful island of Bardsey. Blue sky thinking. It was stunning. Not having WiFi is a gift. Not having electricity brought us closer together and we played loads of games, undistracted by the TV or watching a DVD. There isn’t any running water on the island…

You’re my rescuer

At last nights worship event ‘Encounter’ in Cambourne Church (a local ecumenical partnership church which I am a member) I had the treat of being the artist who seeks to paint something that would bring words from God’s heart to ours. All I could think about and paint was ‘a saving’ of a person in…

Fruit of the Spirit

At The Light Project we’re passionate about how we deliver the gospel. We believe that the way it’s delivered and the message are almost equally as important. We believe that ‘Good news’ delivered shabbily, angrily, half heartedly, cheaply or without any ‘connection’ with those who hear it isn’t good news. It becomes no news. Which…

Sailing with Jesus

I’ve been drawn to painting water scenes recently… I’m not too sure why other than I’m having fun with the abstract nature of the paintings that all seem to contain a sense of journey or adventure. This painting is no exception as it’s all about sailing with Jesus to new places and heights, with abstract…