Paintings that bring hope

I love using what I’ve got to let others ‘in’ on the good news of Jesus. There were a few people I painted for recently who needed to know that they can have and hold on to hope. That they are known and loved by God. Each painting carried a specific message- they’re simple and…

The beige man on the train and the bouncy ball

I had a meeting in Sheffield today and on the train I got chatting to a man who was dressed in brown and beige. We had a fascinating conversation about spirituality and he shared with me about his recent adventures in art and creativity which was sparked by him watching me write in my sketch…

It’s been one of those “It was meant to be” kind of days…

I’ve heard a number of times recently from people I’ve met the phrase “It was meant to be…” Today was no exception as a lady in the pub was prayed for. It was the first time she had been ‘out’ in 7months apart from hospital appointments. At the time of being prayed for by one…

The Gospel as Signs and Wonders

A lecture for Fresh Streams Theology School, June 2018 Introduction: The question that sparked the need for this lecture is: ‘Should the Gospel be communicated through miracles such as healing and provision, just as much as good deeds and words?’ Without running the risk of speaking at the world’s shortest talk the answer is yes!…

Sunday morning down the pub…

It’s my favourite time of being church when I get to hang out with the majority of people who don’t go… and I ‘be’ church around them! Today in Cambourne I painted prophetic paintings in Morrisons cafe and then the local pub with fellow prophetic artist Steph Philips. The opportunities to connect with and share…

Postcard prophecies

Most Wednesday’s we have a team day. It’s a day of support for my students and an opportunity to study the bible together and also learn or do something practical in evangelism. Yesterday I challenged each of them to buy three postcards and write words that they felt could be from God’s heart to those…

Painting messages from God…

I had another great morning painting down the pub as part of what I do as city centre chaplain. It always blows me away how God seems to speak through the simple paintings that I do. I want to be honest with you that when I hand people a simple picture I don’t know how…

Signs and wonders through signs and wonder-full flowers.

How do you get to pray for miracles in other people’s lives? Today we used our usual ‘signs’ as well as giving lots of flowers away that were generously given to us for free from the very kind street flower sellers who always encourage us and help us. Through acts of kindness and availability, together…

Evangelism as blessing

What does it mean to bless someone? Is it just a nice saying or twee parting: ‘God bless!’ Or saying ‘awwwww bless’ when we see something cute?! Over the past weekend I had the joy of spending time with 2 of our students on a practical weekend. It’s that time when part time students get…