This term, our preaching series is entitled "Open Heaven, Changing Lives", and through it we're hoping to see our prayer lives flourish and our lives follow Jesus more closely - so "prayer and discipleship" if you like.
An extract from my diary:
July 25th 2016
Today I did the job application. I also finished the Legal Education in Africa report, packed for Berlin, travelled to London and shadowed Upper Tribunal Judge Cocker in the County Guidance case on human trafficking. Then had dinner at Mark and Hannah’s and only then went to bed.
First-time Spring Harvest artists Beverley Jones and Amy Thellusson report back to base.
Rather than writing about one thing, I wanted to share a collection of things that have fuelled me, encouraged me and spurred me on of late, so here goes!
Surrounded by needs, and driven by wants, what place does rest have in our lives today?
It's summertime, and if Gershwin is right then the livin' ought to be easy. Yet, on a sunny Saturday in a little holiday cottage in Cornwall, I feel just as compelled to have achieved something tangible by the end of the day as on any day at the office. So what is it that drives my longing for productivity? Why do I feel guilty for sitting down and doing very little for a stretch of time? And what does God think about all this?