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She was planted to display His glory

Dear Minster and Friends, On Sunday morning I spoke about the incredible life of Henrietta C. Mears, a Sunday school teacher whose influence spanned globally and across generations. Among many of her accomplishments for God (and there were many) included mentoring and raising up significant leaders who, in turn, would make an impact on the […]

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Life to the Full

Dear Minster and Friends, “I have come so that they may have life and life to the full…” John 10:10 After a game of squash, I was either commiserating a loss or celebrating a victory in the bar, and I was brought into a conversation about my faith. It is an opportunity I am always grateful for […]

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Friend, Guide and Counsellor

Dear Minster and Friends, “When He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13) In the recent wartime film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ one of the heroines, Elizabeth, leaves her daughter momentarily with a friend, uncomfortable with the responsibility the friend asks – but why me?  […]

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Rocks in Your Bag

Dear Minster and Friends, Whilst standing in the line at Costa the other day I began to notice that my handbag seemed heavier than normal. As I peered into this bottomless pit I noticed several rocks. It made me smile as I remembered from our last holiday at the beach, Jonathan’s favourite activity was to […]

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Friendship and Adventure

Dear Minster and Friends, “The Lord said to him, “Get up and go… look for a man of Tarsus named Saul… Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem…But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom […]

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Don’t Let The Dirt Stick

Dear Minster and Friends, As I sat praying with Grace recently before bed time, I asked her the question who shall we pray for? She replied, “let’s pray for people who do bad things; that God would put His goodness into their hearts and clean away all the dirt.” As you can imagine I was […]

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Rethink

Dear Minster and Friends, I came across someone’s quote on twitter this week which said, “Much of modern discipleship has focused on making believers strong enough to survive the culture instead of bold enough to transform the culture.”  I felt incredibly challenged by this not just in my own discipleship but also as I disciple my young […]

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Summer & Friendships

Dear Minster and Friends, ‘As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David […]

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Friends

Dear Minster and Friends, For some people reading this email ‘Friends’ is the name of a long running American Sitcom (236 episodes!) which ran for ten seasons from 1994- 2004, which explored a new urban reality of family being forged through friendships, rather than the nuclear home. The three men and three women overacted their […]

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Coming Home…?

Dear Minster and Friends, As the heat of this last few weeks continues to bake the ground and roast the population, and as football fever and high hopes gripped us… a song rose that gave voice to those hopes… ‘it’s coming home…’ Since Jesus first told a wonderful story of the prodigal coming home, he […]

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