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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I've been fortunate enough to take the week off this week, while @mrselainagrace has had to work. But today I was even more fortunate! We headed out for lunch to one of our favourite eateries. The food was as good as always, but still came second to the company it was shared with. Much love, my love.
"(The Disciplines are) not a set of pious exercises for the devout, but a trumpet call to obedient living... They call us to wage peace in a world obsessed with war, to plead for justice in a world plagued with inequity, to stand with the poor and disinherited in a world that has forgotten its neighbour... The Disciplines place us before God; they not give us brownie points with God." -
I've (finally) finished this classic text. Richard Fosters writing is as deep as it is eloquent and at times is like taking a long drink. Other times, the impact of his writing caused discomfort and immense challenge, but I certainly feel better for it! This is a book that has bothered me in the best way. His chapters on prayer, fasting, and simplicity were particularly applicable for me at this time.
So this was my view for the end of Act I at tonight #FHP17 - a small snapshot into all that went on behind the scenes for the finale! Thanks to everyone who came, a sell out crowd is always a huge privilege! And a massive thanks to the huge numbers of individuals who all contributed to what was a brilliant night!
Today is the day! Unbelievably excited for tonight's sold out event. It's going to be great!! Immensely thankful for the, literally, countless individuals who have come together to make tonight happen again this year -
I'm slightly sentimental of this event, it was the first thing I'd ever experienced at @iamnewl1fe while we were considering the move over here a year ago and it just looked and smelt like Church should to me. Can't wait to be part of it tonight!
Headed out for a run tonight having missed out on one yesterday. Didn't so much have a route planned, but certainly had some stretches of track I wanted to explore. I've really enjoyed leaving the tarmac and pavements behind me this week. Hoping to explore out towards the Trent over the coming weeks.
Stoked to be at @scunbaptist today for the @wcagls!! But more than that I love this guys heart for local church and seeing leaders equipped. Tom, at the start of this years GLS, thank you for all the hard work you and your team have put in over the last few weeks. I've personally been impacted in a huge way by the GLS over the past few years, as a direct result of your hosting and facilitation. The church in Scunthorpe is strong!
So... I got lost this morning, really quite lost! Ended up right out in the fields of North Lincolnshire out towards Flixborough. Grateful for a passing man in his tractor who kindly pointed me back towards Foxhills and familiar territory. That being said, not an awful time!
The route is roughly accurate, but due to technical difficulties the time is about 13 minutes short, and the mileage is missing about 1.5 miles.
Celebrating 10 years of The Lighthouse here in Scunthorpe today at @iamnewl1fe. Over the past decade, as a church, we have had a hand in housing over 1000 homeless or vulnerable individuals and families, whether just for a short time to provide the much needed space they need, or for longer whilst they receive the help and support they need to move into longer term accommodation. -
This is not para-church, The Lighthouse has never been for us just something good to do. This IS church. This is New Life.
The castle here at Tossa De Mar is the last surviving medieval dwelling on this stretch of coastland. The settlement dates back to the 12-14th centuries and the layout of the old town is almost entirely unchanged since the 16th century... the spirit of that same century is alive and well in the artisan arts and crafts, skills and music on display here!