Daniel Skuce

Married to Elaina. Post-Graduate Student at The University of Manchester. On Team at New Life Church. Coffee Drinker and Thought Thinker.

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Explored parts of Ridgeway South this morning, before running back via Scotter Road and up to the beginning of Atkinson Warren.
Ridgeway North is definitely on for another day! Thanks @therevster for the recommendation.

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Lunch alfresco style today. Mustard, basil, oregano, tomatoes, and couscous. Lovely and warm outside!

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Didn't exactly have an intended route in mind today. After feeling pretty rubbish yesterday afternoon, and then feeling a lot better over the course of this morning, I was really just running for fun; to explore and to enjoy. Ended up running just over 10k πŸ˜…

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His and Hers, but whose is whose?

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These are both on today's agenda. Incredibly thankful this morning for the long history of world-class academics who also love Jesus and his Church. I have had the privilege of studying under both of these men. My faith-life has been directly impacted by their academics. Never let it be said that those two things are best left separate.

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Just shy of 5 miles this morning - but it felt a lot further. Still, happy with the improvement over time and it's been lovely seeing some different areas of Scunthorpe.

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Heading out for a run.. in the rain 😩 on the plus side, I'll be back before the thunderstorm later.. πŸ˜‚ #everycloud

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Absolutely love journeying with @mrselainagrace - she is the companion extraordinaire! We celebrate being at @iamnewl1fe for 6 whole months today. It's absolutely flown by, but we know its be the best of moves for us both.

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Gradually getting longer! Really pleased with this mornings run.

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Caught out β˜”οΈ

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Just finished reading this by @theminimalists - a really accessible, engaging introduction to minimalism. Not only that, it asks some great questions around the areas of discontentment and personal growth in a number of different aspects of our lives. Well worth the read!

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@mrselainagrace was pure πŸ”₯ this morning at @iamnewl1fe! πŸ–Šwhat happens when happiness fades? We can either continue chasing happiness, something that is always temporary, always fleeting, or we can cultivate a life of meaning upon the foundation of Christ Jesus and we can depend on the Joy that is rooted in him. And Joy will remain.

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This has been this afternoons project. To take out everything in my (makeshift) wardrobe and only to put back what fits, what I love, and what doesn't have a hole in it (or to repair it). Apart from what is in the wash or on my body, everything is on the bed.

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Today is 'Book Cull Day' πŸ“š it's not an international day or anything, don't worry! These are those that survived the first wave.

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John and Dawn (and Simeon and Beth-Anne), I know that we are family.. but over the past two years have allowed me to become Family with a capital F. More than that you've been friends, allies, confidants, advisors, and dog walking compadres. I'm exceptionally thankful that you've been (geographically) so close over the last two year and despite the distance I am confident that that closeness will remain. We wish you every blessing, in a multitude of forms, over this next season in Gloucester and beyond. Thank you.

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πŸ“š "Life is ambiguous. There are loose ends. It takes maturity to live with the ambiguity and the chaos, the absurdity and the untidiness. If we refuse to live with it, we exclude something, and what we exclude may very well be the essential and dear - the hazards of faith, the mysteries of God.
Jeremiah ends inconclusively. We want to know the end, but there is no end. The last scene of Jeremiah's life shows him, as he had spent much of his life, preaching God's word to a contemptuous people (Jer 44). We want to know that he was finally successful so that, if we live well and courageously, we also will be successful. Or we want to know that he was finally unsuccessful so that, since a life of faith and integrity doesn't pay off, we can get on with finding another means by which to live. We get neither in Jeremiah... In Egypt, the place he doesn't want to be, with people who treat him badly, he continues determinedly faithful, magnificently courageous, heartlessly rejected - a towering life terrifically lived."
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πŸ–Š From the conclusion to this exceptional book. Certainly one of the best books I've read in the past 3 years (off the top of my head). Eugene Peterson's reflections and insights are as profound as his writing is beautiful. A true master of his work. Many thanks go to @davidsharvey for the recommendation.

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Eugene H. Peterson, quoting William Fox Albright. Run With Horses, 190.

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For those of you who may have been worried about my wellbeing while my wife is away for a week - breakfast is toasted oats, coconut yoghurt, and a homemade blueberry jam.. lunch is a black bean, sweet chilli rice, avocado, lettuce and red cabbage burrito. Definitely won't starve today!

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Warm up run earlier this evening before 5-a-side.

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First Scunthorpe based run! Really hoping to build this back into my weekly rhythms. Seriously enjoyed myself today - scunthorpe is a beautiful place to run (and seriously flat!!) Time to clock up the miles again.

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Family ❀️

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R E L A X - after a full on week it is time to put our feet up and actively do nothing for the evening.

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Saturday night shopping ahead of church tomorrow morning at @iamnewl1fe #newlifeatthemovies

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Lovely stop off in Llandudno on the way home from Anglesey today - always good to spend time with @mrselainagrace!

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Lovely couple of days away with these gorgeous people to top off our week together. Great being back in Wales, but looking forward to some quality time with the amazing @mrselainagrace tomorrow!!

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To my anonymous book donor - thank you so much! It sounds like it'll be absolutely up my street!

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@mrselainagrace was on fire πŸ”₯ this morning at @iamnewl1fe!
Speaking on gifts, expectations and limitations the one thing I really took away was that the right gifting in the wrong context will be a nuisance, but the right gifting in the right context will always bring life and sustenance.
There's many speakers I enjoy listening to, but this one is my favourite!!

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Wedding feels today with @mrselainagrace πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ”₯

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This may look like a normal cardboard box. But it is in fact the beginning of 'The Minimalist Game' inspired by @theminimalists.

August is the month I've had in my head for a while as a month to refocus and reorientate the habits and rhythms of my life. This is just one way I hope to begin this over the next month.
New Years resolutions aren't bad, but why only seek to develop, improve or change once a year? Growth may be seasonal, but personal growth isn't restricted by the same calendrical seasons as nature.

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Anyone guess what's on the menu tonight?

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