Little garden of Hope

I’ve been following our College and Collective daily challenges to be light in this painful and strange time. You too can see them on our Facebook page here: They’re simple daily challenges ranging from painting a picture for someone to putting up a poster of encouragement in your window. The idea that really caught my…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A pink teddy, red hat, a hand massage, and a heart to bring good news!

I’ve just spent the morning with Lowestoft town centre chaplains. They’re an inspirational bunch from different churches in Lowestoft. The team is led by The Light Project College student Esther Day who is in her second year of part time studies with us in a foundation degree in Theology, Mission and Evangelism. What I witnessed…