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“Spending New Year’s Eve with ‘Dadda'”

Quiet Time Coaching bonus episode 68a Are you ready for 2019? I spent some time on New Year’s Eve reflecting on my birthplace, and my relationship with my heavenly Father – “Dadda”. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching […]

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“What to do when you’re hurried and worried”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 68 Have you been feeling the Dec/Jan pressure like me? Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Phil 4:6)   I developed the following arrow prayer to help me get through this busy period:   Busy, not hurried; […]

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“Simple is beautiful”

The Sunday Sample, Episode 64 As worship leaders our goal is good communication.  This communication has many layers. Ours with God; ours with the worship team; the worship team and the congregation; the worship team and the rest of the congregation with God … and so on.       For this to be effective and healthy, […]

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“Dealing with distractions”

Quiet Time Coaching Episode 67 How do we stay spiritually focused when distractions are dominant? I bring you a slice of my own experience from a recent prayer walk through my neighbourhood. If Paul and Silas managed to stay connected to God whilst in prison (Acts 16:25), and Daniel found the discipline to pray despite his life […]

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“The value of ‘Pause/Pray'”

Quiet Time Coaching: Bonus Episode 66a Sometimes it’s hard to switch off the noise in your head. I’ve had a challenging week with this, and found the following resource to be a tremendous help. Here’s the link to the podcasts I mention in the recording.   Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn […]

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“How to be a ‘wonderful’ speaker”

Tuesday Teaching Tips: Episode 137 In his article, “God is not a Cosmic Egotist”, Brian Morykon writes this, Our job as mothers and fathers, artists and writers, pastors and teachers and worship leaders is to help others see reality—to behold the beauty of God. We’re tour guides. We drive people out to the Grand Canyon of God and stare breathless […]

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Carol Service 2018: Complete Service, Thames Valley churches of Christ

We finished the year with a tremendous sing-song.  The Christmas spirit was strong as we sang carols, listened to children reading, took communion together and rejoiced over the birth of our King. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the […]

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“Jesus’ Christmas story”, Watford church of Christ

Malcolm read a story for the children (and, perhaps, for the adults) about the innkeeper and his part in the Christmas story. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your […]

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“From the heart to the Lord”, Worship Team Devotional

Our theme verse for 2019 for the Watford church of Christ and the Thames Valley churches of Christ is: “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:22 NIV11) I fell to thinking what relevance this had to at times of corporate worship, […]

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“When God is Silent”, a new book by Douglas Jacoby

The Problem of Human Suffering We inhabit the same world Jesus did—one of pain, joy, surprise, suffering, and wonder. At times life is good, joyous, and fair. At other times it’s dreary, unfair, and hard. We may pray with little sense that God is listening. In many ways, divine silence is part of this life. […]