Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Three lessons from the Apostle Paul to help us unload the overload”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 118 Today I bring you a reflection on renewing our inner world based on chapter 9 of the book “Unloading the Overload: Stress management for Christians” by Chris Powell and Graham Barker. Do you ever feel overloaded? Are you feeling it right now? Is it having a positive or negative effect on your […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: Summary of the beatitudes”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 117 In this series we are immersing ourselves in the beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-12.  We’re trying to figure out what each beatitude means for us practically and how that affects our relationship with God, and in particular, our times of quiet with God. The reason this is on my mind is because […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: the persecuted receive reward”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 116 “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: the peacemakers are God’s children”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 115 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9 NIV11) What does it mean that peacemakers are children of God? And how is this connected to the kingdom of heaven? In this series we are immersing ourselves in the beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-12. We’re trying to figure […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: Pure people see God”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 114 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8 NIV11) What does it mean that the pure hearted will see God? And how is this connected to the kingdom of heaven? In this series we are immersing ourselves in the beatitudes – Matthew 5:5:3-12.  We’re trying to figure […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: the merciful receive mercy”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 113. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7 NIV11) What does it mean that the merciful will be shown mercy? And how is this connected to the kingdom of heaven? In this series we are immersing ourselves in the beatitudes – Matthew 5:5:3-12.  We’re trying to figure out […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: Blessed are those who mourn”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 110 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4 NIV11) What does it mean that mourners will be comforted? And how is this connected to the kingdom of heaven? In this series we are immersing ourselves in the beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-12.  We’re trying to figure out what each […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Beatitudes series: Blessed are the poor in spirit”

Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 109. “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:1–3 NIV11) What does it mean to be “poor […]

Categories
Blog Prayer

10 Prayer Postures

A summary booklet I’m attending the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia/Nordics retreat for men on the staff of our churches this weekend. We will be spending some time praying, of course. At Rob Payne’s suggestion I have prepared some thoughts on prayer postures based on the Sunday Sample series I did earlier this year. I have […]

Categories
Audio Blog Podcast Podcasts Prayer

“Using technology to remind us of the presence of God”

Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 108 On Tuesday I took a morning to pray and talk things over with God. It was one of my monthly ‘sabbath’ days.  I went walking and praying in Denham Country Park. I picked the location for two reasons.  The first was that it was a delightful spot with open countryside, […]