In sickness and in health – who is the church for?

Its a Sunday morning and I’m sat at home on my own with COVID. Its been circling for awhile, like a bird of prey, waiting to dive and snatch its next victim. Since December 21st someone in our home has tested positive. We’ve had back to back isolations, a bit like a busy night clubContinue reading “In sickness and in health – who is the church for?”

Running a Narnia Trail

“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said” by C.S. Lewis During lockdown I decided I wanted to do something with our community and for our community. Over the space of 18 months we ran many events that brought families together. I organised this all through a simple Facebook page called Bitterne Park FamilyContinue reading “Running a Narnia Trail”

Lucy and the bird

The stories are written for families to read together with a focus on the 6-10 age group. Through reading the story readers are left wanting to hear more and wishing it were true. These can be bought and given out in gift bags, at Christmas markets, family events, carol services or schools. These are intendedContinue reading “Lucy and the bird”

Sharing the Incarnation with your community

We’ve got two girls and have spent more hours in soft plays than I wish to admit. I have never warmed to these places and am grateful that adults aren’t allowed to play and join in. Apart from the inevitable, MUMMMMMM I’M STUCK. At which point I put down my coffee and book and putContinue reading “Sharing the Incarnation with your community”

Building community through vulnerability

“For many businesses, coronavirus was the toughest problem they’ve ever had to face. With customers under lockdown, shops shuttered, cashflow drying up and staff on furlough, they wondered how they were going to survive. But amid all these threats, some companies found ways to forge ahead.” Coronavirus: Five firms booming despite the lockdown, BBC. ForContinue reading “Building community through vulnerability”

She needs you to stop fudging the issue

“Employees who experience role clarity are 53% more efficient and 27% more effective at work than employees who have role ambiguity” Recent research shows that clarity in the workplace is essential for workers. I’ve been wondering if the same is true for the church? For decades I’ve seen women sent by their church to workContinue reading “She needs you to stop fudging the issue”

Engaging online seminars

Dozens of conferences around the world have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. It’s hard to imagine the amount of stress and frustration that event organizers, vendors, and participants must have felt. While some conferences were completely cancelled, others postponed, and still others went remote.  But what about you as a speaker? As a speakerContinue reading “Engaging online seminars”

Become a House of Light this Halloween

Halloween is the one time in the year that people knock on your door wanting something from you. And yet as Christians we close the curtains, switch off the lights & tell the kids we don’t believe. There are so many things that we do engage with and yet Halloween and Harry Potter seem likeContinue reading “Become a House of Light this Halloween”