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“Learning to be family”

Newsletter podcast, 14 December 2019, episode 24 Learning to be family Penny and I and our son Fred made a quick trip down to Bristol last weekend. We went to see our daughter Lydia and her husband in their new home. It was our first time seeing them together in their own place. What a […]

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“Find the Beauty”

Newsletter Podcast, 07 December 2019 Inspired by the beauty around me As you probably know I’m preparing a teaching and preaching series on the Sermon on the Mount for the Thames Valley churches of Christ in the first two months of 2020. Getting the lessons written to a good standard and on time is the […]

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“Who is my neighbour?” Newsletter 30th November 2019

Applying the Bible to real life I’ve had a rough week of health. A throat infection and stomach bug. Hence a shorter newsletter today. If you’ve been a subscriber for a while you will know I’m studying the Sermon on the Mount in depth in preparation for a teaching series next year and a teaching […]

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“Go back to go forward”

Episode 21 podcast version of my weekly newsletter, 23 November 2019 When to cut and run Not long ago it rained heavily during the night.  I went out for my morning prayer walk as usual. The ground was sodden. I decided to take one of my less commonly used routes through the conservation area on […]

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“How to get un-stuck”,

Podcast version of my newsletter 16 November 2019 The value of inspirational locations I’m developing a teaching series on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s awesome. Exciting. And overwhelming! My procrastinatory tendencies have been heightened by the enormity of the task. A task, I might add, that I set myself!  Fortunately I have a friend. […]

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“Remembrance Sunday”: Newsletter 09 November 2019

The podcast version of my weekly newsletter Where did the time go? On Thursday this week we went out for a Chinese meal to celebrate my son’s 30th birthday. It prompted all the usual clichés such as “where did the time go?” As you can imagine, my post on Facebook regarding the birthday garnered many […]

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“Praying in two ‘cathedrals'”

Newsletter 03 November 2019 The tale of two cathedrals Penny and I took a few days away in the north-east of England this last week. We were visiting her aunt and uncle as well as getting a few days away to ourselves near the quaint town of Filey. Having been away there’s a lot to […]

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Malcolm’s Magic Moments, 26 October 2019

Episode 17: Podcast Version of the Newsletter Salt and light The more I study the Sermon on the Mount, and especially the Beatitudes, the more it’s changing the way I view my responsibilities as a Christ-follower. The quote above from the book “Fearfully and Wonderfully” by Philip Yancey and Dr Paul Brand, reminds me of […]

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Malcolm’s Magic Moments, 19 October 2019

The podcast version of this week’s newsletter In celebration of the future A slightly shorter note this week since I’m in a season of more frequent teaching, preaching and preparation. The future is unknown. We don’t even know if we will have tomorrow (James 4:14). But that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the future […]

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Watch out for that leak!

Magic Moments from the week, 12 October 2019 Many of you will know that we are building a wildlife pond in our garden. I had thought the hard part was over. The pond had been dug, lined with carpet and underline with the UPVC liner on top. It was three quarters filled with rainwater. All […]