Daniel Skuce

Married to @mrselainagrace 💍 - Runner 🏃- Plant-Based eater 🌱- Associate Pastor at @iamn3wl1f3 ⛪️ - Minimalish 👣 - writer 🖋

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Happy Valentine’s day to this amazing woman - @mrselainagrace. It’s coming up for four years since we got together and set out on this road together, and neither of us had any idea all the twists and turns it would take. Through different seasons, jobs, homes and churches your ability to love and care for those around you has been exemplary; even though it has cost you greatly at times. It is one of the greatest privileges to start and end my days with you, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Though we may both be recovering from the flu this year, I am thankful for the vows we took before God and our community (not least the ‘sickness and health’ bit). Know that you are loved and cherished, not just by me, but by many! I love you. Yours, for always.

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Great turn out at @iamnewl1fe this morning for the final part of our series “Music Lessons”. If you’ve missed any of them, can I encourage you to listen to them over podcast (available at www.newlifechurch.co.uk), they’ve been brilliant!

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Working with these three ahead of the final week of The Bible: Go Deeper at @iamnewl1fe this weekend. Very much looking forward to spending some time with Paul and the New Testament.

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Just received this newsletter through the post from our local council office for the Town Ward here in Scunthorpe. Is there no #goodnews to report? So thankful to be working alongside a great team at @iamnewl1fe who, along with other local churches, non-profits, schools, and public sector institutions are committed to bringing and being Good News to our town! #LoveScunthorpe #NorthLincs #SunnyScunny #seekthewelfareofthecity

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2 weeks before Christmas I jumped on the scales for the first time in months. I weighed in at my lowest in 6 years and at a borderline dangerous weight. Thinking about it I’d become lazy with my eating habit (things like snacking, which is something I really have to work at). I decided to start watching my intake and ensuring I was eating enough over Christmas (irregular meals don’t help me, even if the volume is higher), with a view to begin weight training with the @ldn_muscle Bulking Guide in the new year; something I’ve not done in a concerted way for a couple of years. A month on, and I’m half a stone heavier than before Christmas - and 2kg heavier since beginning training with size gains across the board. Long way to go to get to where I would like to be, but feeling a lot happier about it. Since the last time I weight trained I’ve swapped to a vegan diet, which isn’t without its weight gain challenges, but it’s certainly not impossible! #weighttraining #ldnmuscle #weightgain #bulking #lifting #vegan #veganbodybuilding

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This week I’ve experimented with barefoot lifting; back squats so far, but looking to trial it in other areas as well. Anyone else out there used barefoot for lifts? Or for running? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts. #lifting #vegan #squats #legday #trailrunning #runnersofinstagram #gym #weightgain #freeweights

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For Christmas this year, @mrselainagrace and my parents have clubbed in together to buy me a new bag!! My current travel bag is rapidly starting to go home. While I won't be getting it until June I'm already looking forward to it! For those of you who haven't heard of @paktbags, give them a look! Not only are the bags brilliant - being a really practical cross between a duffle bag and a suitcase - the packaging is 0% plastic, and the proceeds from the bag itself go to reducing the amount of single-use plastic currently clogging up our oceans. Seriously looking forward to it!

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Christmas vibes 🎄📖👌

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From all of us, to all of you; have a great Christmas! Thanks to everyone that has been a part of our year thus far, have a great time! After a brilliant morning at @iamnewl1fe we're now heading down to Gloucester for Christmas pt.1!

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If you're in the Scunthorpe area and are yet to head to a carol service this year, why not join us for ours? Tomorrow morning, 10:00, we'll have traditional carols "In The Round". Not sure what that is? Check the second photo! It's just something a little different.

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And we're back 'in the round' ahead of this Sunday morning for our traditional Carol service here at newLife!

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Final rehearsals for the last of @iamnewl1fe's Christmas services - 10:00am on the 24th for traditional carols!

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Spending the day writing notes for this exciting course! Launching January 2018 at @iamnewl1fe! Seriously looking forward to it now!

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Night in with my two favourites after an evening out with the NLK team! Love doing life with this amazing woman, and LOVE seeing her step continually into all the god has for her ❤️🔥

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Not a particularly amazing time or distance (in contrast to a month ago) but it is the first time I've run a more than a mile without shooting pains in my knee... so I'll take it! Hoping to follow it up with a shorter run on Saturday morning and then just keep ticking over over Christmas before beginning to increase again in the new year.

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Toasted oats, topped with coconut yoghurt, blueberry chai jam, toasted pecans and cranberries makes for a lovely brunch! So quick to make as well! #vegan #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #running #healthyfood #healthybreakfast

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Walked home for lunch through Central Park today. Needless to say it was chilly, but Scunthorpe is proving to be stunning all year round! Love where I get to live!

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One of my favourite shots from today! Thanks Jay 😂 love being able to do life with this amazing woman! Thankful for where we are and for how far we've come.

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Immensely thankful to this small army of elves who turned out today to make Elvestown, newLife's Family Christmas Fayre, the success that it has been! Pack down is still going strong, but you've all had amazing hearts in the lead up to today, and a great sense of humour throught! #thankful

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Wagamama's for lunch today with these two amazing people! Enjoying spending time with them both 👌

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Small Army or Small Group? Thankful for these guys help ahead of Elvestown this weekend at @iamnewl1fe

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Sweet potato gnocchi, with garlic tomatoes and kale for tea tonight. Made the gnocchi from scratch, which was fussy as anything, but seriously tasty!

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Mrs Elaina Skuce, We've had an uncharacteristically quiet weekend this weekend. Having a number of people through our home the past few weekends it has been absolutely blissful to just relax into our time together, to enjoy each other's company, to laugh with each other and to take stock of where we are and where we have been. I love you loads, I am immensely proud of you, and I am increasingly grateful for your presence in my life. Yours, for always.

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Absolutely brilliant day at church today - a wonderful celebration of all that newLife gets up to both globally and locally. Great to have Dale Newman from Safe Families for Children, excited to see the impact they'll make here in North Lincs. Equally great was to have newLife's own Liam Doncaster sharing some of his story with us this morning, he shared brilliantly well and I am immensely proud of him!! #sundayfunday #church #sundays

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So thankful for our gorgeous home, and a gorgeous wife in @mrselainagrace who takes so much pride in its presentation! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 🎄

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Butternut squash and rosemary risotto for dinner! Seriously tasty!

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Always disappointing to head out for a run and return feeling like you barely got started.. happy to have gotten out today, but my knee is just not quite itself at the moment.

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Tomorrow morning at @iamnewl1fe we have the one and only @samuellongstaff preaching! Seriously looking forward to hearing what he's going to be bringing for us from scripture.

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