Category Archives: Church Life

At the foot of the cross

After spending the first 31 years of my life occasionally attending an Anglican church, in 2001 I switched denominations and joined a Baptist Church. It’s a very different way of doing church and not a denomination you can make many … Continue reading

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It ain’t what you say it’s the way that you say it

Earlier today I posted a blog which explained, in rather emotive words, exactly how I felt about something going on at church. Having listened to wiser heads than mine I subsequently pulled it. I’m someone who is very passionate about … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Churches

I don’t often read Charles Dickens.  I’ve only ever got through two of his books; Bleak House (which took me the best part of three years to read) and Oliver Twist -and I had to read that for O Level … Continue reading

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Pulling you up, pulling you along

One of the things I adore about our church is the genuine love people have for one another.  Time and again we see the congregation responding to a need in astonishing ways.  The help may be through meals, transport or with doing things around … Continue reading

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You are Cordially Invited…

I wrote a general piece for my Tales from Lewis Lodge blog, which I think fits the bill for Everyday Life and Faith. “Having Ampthill Baptist Church over to your place is like having a platoon of hyperactive cousins descend … Continue reading

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A Fork in the Road

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. From The Road … Continue reading

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Spare me the social niceties, I’d rather you embrace the secular.

This post may get me in to trouble but I’m a plain-spoken sort of woman and I tell it as I see it.  This is my opinion; it probably won’t be yours and I’m not expecting it to be yours. … Continue reading

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Worship: A whole being experience

My daily Bible reading is currently taking me through Isaiah and a verse from it really resonated with me this morning. “The Lord says: These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but … Continue reading

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Armed, dangerous and fully prayer loaded

Originally posted at Livejournals 16th March 2011 I find it hard to relate to anyone who says God isn’t a living and active force in people’s lives, mainly because I so clearly see him at work in both my life … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s tough to sing from the same hymn sheet

Originally posted at Livejournal 16th Feb 2011 We had a Church meeting last night; they happen once a month and this one focused on accepting the budget for this year.  After the last meeting and the rumblings there have been … Continue reading

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