From the mundane to full of purpose

One day some fishermen were hard at work cleaning their nets. They had been working all night with nothing to show for their efforts. Tired and frustrated they were ready to give in for the day. All of a sudden there is a commotion as a teacher is followed by a crowd....

What’s in a name?

Names are important, they form part of identity. When we got married Liz went down the traditional route of changing her surname to mine. It said something about her identity. She was starting a new season in her life. It represented a change of direction in her life....

Remove the blockage!

When Mark and I lived in Slovakia we bought a house in a village, and the house had a cesspit. After we’d been there a few months, we started to have problems with the bath not draining properly, which later progressed to the toliet not flushing very well, which...

It’s not about you

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have times when I look at the calendar and say, ‘What on earth was I thinking?’ I had one of those moments at the start of April. At the start of the month I looked at the calendar and realised it was jam-packed with activity...

The life-giving stream

One picture has begun to dominate our thoughts more than any other over the past 3 years. This is the picture of a stream. In April 2013 we received a prophecy that would be the start of another change of direction in our lives. That prophecy stated that we would move...

Honouring the past but striving for the future

Five months ago, when Liz and I stood before the church on our first day as new pastors, we were very aware that God was calling us to take the church on a new journey. It was the beginning of a new season and change would be both inevitable and necessary. Change is...