Last week I had the first book launch of Philip, a novel…

On Friday I launched my new book Philip, a novel at Lighthouse cafe in Great Gransden. But don’t worry if you missed it I’ve got another 7 up and down the country! Alternatively you can purchase your copy by clicking: Buy my book here. On the first event there were some selected readings and an…

Pub chaplaincy 

  Our training day in how to run a pub chaplaincy is just over and there’s a few highlights I would love to share that I’m deeply encouraged about: 1) The staff at The Pub where we met at the start of the day where so encouraging in what we do! As part of the…

I sent a painting to a stranger today… 

On Monday I painted on the streets of Cambridge with a fellow prophetic painter. It was so good to meet people and share the meaning of the paintings I worked on.    This one I felt was for one of the guys that was working with the punts on the river Camb. He loved it…

Everything… 

Sometimes down the pub we get some strange prayer requests. For people to get all the right numbers for the Lottery to struggling football teams to win the league. We have produced 25,000 beer matts for different pubs over the years and the main one we regular have a team is The Drapers in Peterborough. …

Protection and calm

Again I’m humbled  by the way a simple painting with a simple message can speak so powerfully.  Today I painted amongst the hurley burley and busyness of the pub.  These two paintings connected with people in extraordinary ways:     

If…

I was commissioned recently to paint based around the words from 2 Chronicles 7.14.  After wrestling with a few designs and pondering what to do I felt the best thing was to create something on the words with emphasis on the word ‘if.’ The word is represented by old maps of where my friend lives…

Good coffee, creative arts and good news

  The coffee tastes great. Really great. But what’s even more exciting than the blending of the beans is the pioneering way the mixing of creativity and faith sharing seems to happen.  Husk coffee is a creative space. Lots of space. Space upon space. Space for art studios (room for 4 artists) and a music studio…

Seeds across the nation 

I recently painted this for one of our students who had in turn painted for me some stunning signs for our ministry on the streets as well as a watercolour painting.  Amy Bilson lives in Poole and has a similar heart to mine for reaching out to people.  At first I saw seeds of good…

Dreading an introduction to Biblical studies 

   Last weekend I had the joy of lecturing at our college of evangelism based in Chester.  There was much to reflect about afterwards but the thing that really got me was some thoughts from a first year student. Emma said that she had been dreading coming along to the learning weekend and wasn’t keen…