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Parting is such sweet sorrow……..

Parting is such sweet sorrow……..

So that was November…..a month in which I dashed back to Uganda for 10 days to collect my wife and bring her to Spain; was reminded again of the difference that God has made through J10:10 in the lives of so many adults and children…

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God is good……..especially when life is hard

God is good……..especially when life is hard

I have now been in Spain for just over 5 weeks. Away from my beloved wife and my home and work in Uganda. I miss all of them – but especially my wife. Achingly actually. The first couple of weeks were REALLY difficult. Culture shock,…

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Two roads diverged in the woods……

Two roads diverged in the woods……

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost Eleven and a half years ago I made the best decision of my life – I decided that I…

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Small acts of great kindness…..

Small acts of great kindness…..

Mother Teresa said, ‘Not everyone can do great acts. But everyone can do small acts of great kindness.’ I would hazard a guess that, should anyone notice when I pop my clogs, they will be tempted to point at the medical centre, or the hospital…

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‘Only in returning to me…..’

‘Only in returning to me…..’

From Isaiah 30:15 – ‘Only by returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.’ Two weeks ago (or was it three?) I wrote about the issues facing J10:10, about the choices that I had to…

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Decisions, decisions, decisions……

Decisions, decisions, decisions……

The more observant, loyal, engaged and structured of you (!) may have noticed that I didn’t blog last week. So there were no update emails and no prayer requests. I’m sorry. I had made an intercontinental dash to the UK for four days of paid…

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Education, education, education…….

Education, education, education…….

It is all about the children. I think that when we allow God to take up residence in us through His Spirit…..then something of Jesus’ love for children becomes intrinsic to us.It doesn’t matter how much I have been let down, frustrated, annoyed by or…

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‘Where there seems to be no way…….

‘Where there seems to be no way…….

‘Where there seems to be no way……..You make it possible.’ A line from a worship song. And, in 11 years of being a Christian, and 5 years of working in Uganda……the truth. I have lost count of the number of times that I can’t see…

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A ludicrously small world……..

A ludicrously small world……..

……….And a breath-takingly huge, generous, kind, faithful and gentle personal God and Saviour. The scale of God’s generosity and kindness is sometimes overwhelming – and today has been one of those days. The story so far – self-centred, alcoholic, adulterous pig (me), turns his back…

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Home……….

Home……….

No-one will ever know the full story of J10:10 and Passion4Africa. No-one except God and I anyway. And I will forget most of it most of the time! I would love to have time to write it all down – because what God does every…

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