A Problem Shared

We had ants appear in our bathroom over the summer. I live in the UK so these ants are relatively harmless, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying. For a start, what are they doing in our bathroom? What attracted them to that upstairs room of our house in the first place? And what... Continue Reading →

Who Are You?

I'm an imposter. One day someone will realise and soon after everyone else will see it. My writing is poor, and what I have to say is better said by other people. I know very little about technology, and I have nothing to share that would improve anyone's experience. Just watch the average tech YouTuber,... Continue Reading →

Pickaxes and Diamonds

Don’t judge me. Recently I’ve started playing Minecraft. Some of you reading this might also play. Most people have probably heard of Minecraft, even if it’s just to buy an expensive Minecraft branded plushie for the kids at Christmas! However, for the uninitiated, Minecraft is what is known as a ‘sandbox’ game. You create a... Continue Reading →

Cast Your ‘Inter’net

To quite a lot of us, it must feel like we’ve always had social media, and that we’ve always been able to tap into the vast reservoir of human knowledge that lives on thousands of servers across the world. But of course, this isn’t the case. I’m in my mid-forties, and the most advanced machine... Continue Reading →

Head and Shoulders?

One evening last year, my youngest son, ten years old at the time, ran himself a bath. He’d been in for a little while when, with his permission, I nipped in to grab something I needed from the bathroom cupboard. I noticed he had added plenty of bubble bath and also that he was in... Continue Reading →

100 Videos!

Over the last year, I have found myself becoming quite addicted to watching YouTube videos and have subscribed to plenty of channels. (If you fancy subscribing to one more, why not check out my church's YouTube channel: youtube.com/freedomchurchleeds). The choice of channels to which I'm subscribed is quite varied. There are plenty of tech-focused channels,... Continue Reading →

What Day Is It?

There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a comedy/romance movie released in 1993 staring Bill Murray which has attained cult status and is indeed in my top 5 of favourite movies. There was a... Continue Reading →

A Problem-Free Philosophy?

Do you know this little ditty: “Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries for the rest of your days. It’s our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!” Doesn’t that sound great? All we need is to adopt a problem-free philosophy, Hakuna Matata! Don’t you feel better already? The... Continue Reading →

Washing Cars

Back in the mid-noughties, about 3 years after I’d become a Christian, I attended a Bible school for a year. It was a strangely fascinating and intense year. For anyone who has ever had to move to a different part of the country to attend a school, or indeed move to a different country altogether,... Continue Reading →

The Power of Saying No

As a church leader, I find myself getting invited to all kinds of different things: City-wide church prayer meetings, leadership gatherings, both local and city-wide, and many, many assorted types of conferences. Conferences on prayer, how to lead well, how to plant churches, apologetics, the list goes on. There are also para-church organisations that want... Continue Reading →

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