Monthly Archives: February 2018

Journeys in Provision #3a: A Rabbit Trail in Education

Journeys in Provision #3a: A Rabbit Trail in Education

During the period where God was challenging my views on prosperity, I had a meeting with Rob, the headmaster of a private Christian school which happened to be in our parish. He messed with my philosophy of education. He explained how most people wanted a ‘Christian’ education for their children, but what they meant was to instil a good work ethic, get them to behave well and focus hard so that they could get good …

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Journeys in Provision #3: To a new home

Journeys in Provision #3: To a new home

Moving to Nottingham and becoming church leader in my own right, rather than an assistant, was good for me in many ways. The downside was that it fostered the delusion that I was providing for myself. Intuitively, I held to the notion that I was now a mature adult and that I needed to be a good steward rather than live in the joy, freedom and teaching zone that is financial reliance on God. I …

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Journeys in Provision #2: Into Trust

Journeys in Provision #2: Into Trust

Back in 2007, I was looking for a shiny new car. I did a wedding for a lovely couple in the parish and he was a Ford salesman. He didn’t try and sell me at all, but I figured I might get a good deal via the favour I’d built through doing a good job of their wedding and everything around it. We went to see him and he sensibly let me deal with another …

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Journeys in Provision #1: Into Repentance

Journeys in Provision #1: Into Repentance

The drive home from church (my workplace) passed a cluster of car showrooms. I remember it as a single event, but it was most likely an accumulation of journeying through the concerted advertising attempts of 4 major companies. I was a new dad, resisting the temptation to show my love for my firstborn by purchasing every new thing that would prove my love for him. Materialism attempting to pollute my wonder at the joy of …

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Journeys in Provision #0: Lenten introduction

Journeys in Provision #0: Lenten introduction

Including this introduction there will follow a story series called “Journeys in Provision” that will comprise 22 blogs over 11 weeks. #0 today and #1 on Friday and then they will come out Monday and Friday for the following 8 weeks. During our sabbatical last summer I felt that God was asking me to detail his provision for us as a family starting with an event in 2006. I thought that would be a short …

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