7 Steps to overcoming depression

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During the lockdowns of the last nearly 12 months, the BMJ reported that 64% of people were experiencing some of the symptoms of depression. Depression is described by Selwyn Hughes as a mood swing in which a person is cast into varying degrees of sadness, melancholy and hopelessness. It can be utter hopelessness, despondency, self-disgust, […]

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5 phases of Quiet Times

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Introduction When embarking on a journey the best time to get directions is before you begin! That for me is a great stir to spend time with the Lord first thing in the morning. It sets up with the day. It tunes us in to God – the challenge is to stay tuned in!It’s how […]

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Reading aloud

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One book to go with our journey through the Bible this year. And this one you will be blessed just by reading aloud! And you will be blessed by hearing it read aloud. That’s one reason why in 2021 our journey through the New Testament will be an audio one, with folks recording their readings […]

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With Jesus in the boat…

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Kees just had a call from Gerda with a word she got after watching Sunday’s service. “There is storm, panic, and peace because Jesus is always in the boat.” Storm because of the current situation, panic because of people’s reactions, peace because Jesus is always with us. That’s so helpful. Be at peace because the […]

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7 marks of the kingdom

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This morning I have been praying about God’s Kingdom coming in greater and greater measure and power in and around us. I was stirred to pray, having come across and handout for some teaching I had done a while ago. May we see more and more of this in our workplaces, clubs, homes, life groups […]

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Something is stirring

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Pete Greig (author of the excellent book How to Pray) has just posted this and I think it is worth sharing to our church family… Something is stirring in the UK. There, I’ve said it. I’ve hesitated to write this post. It’s probably premature. We’re still bang-slap in the middle of a vast crisis and […]

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Why am I weeping randomly?

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Beene pondering overnight and posted the following on Facebook etc… Jan and I have spoken to a few people the last couple of days who have been bursting into tears or randomly weeping and wondering why. Mostly these are people who don’t normally struggle too much with mental health. Here’s some thoughts to navigate how […]

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Isolation before the breakthrough

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Breakthrough after isolation

I’ve just written an article for next Tuesday’s Lynn News in the lead up to Easter. This is a slightly extended version! As I write this we have been adjusting to a new normal. It’s a traumatic time – local people have died of Coronavirus and we grieve for them. Others are sick and we […]

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