Jon’s Blog

The Art of Elimination

The Art of Elimination

This morning I was sat in bed (with my cuppa!) watching a show I've come to love: The Repair Shop. If you've never seen it - it's a show that does what it says on the tin - a team of specialists and experts lovingly and painstakingly restore people's family heirlooms...

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Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare

Red in the facebook? A lot of us are finding ourselves using social media and electronic communication a lot more these days - and maybe for the first time, some of us are getting to grips with the potential of it! It's a tremendous tool in a crisis like this, and a...

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Consider the birds of the air…

Consider the birds of the air…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWI0lbWs1pw   Following on from last Sunday night's message: Walking the dog last night I had to stop and take it the sheer beauty of the bird song that was literally filling the whole atmosphere (the mic on my beat up old phone...

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“Guest” Blog!! Sabbath:refocused

“Guest” Blog!! Sabbath:refocused

Today's 'guest blog'(!) comes from one of our leadership team: Mel Lewis. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11.28) We live in a world where busy is the norm. The pressure to constantly be “doing” is immense and the...

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What does faith look like in this situation?

What does faith look like in this situation?

This morning I had just made some toast - and as I span around with the plate of toast in one hand and my cup of tea in the other (I know right - what a rock 'n' roll lifestyle I lead!) the two pieces of toast came flying off the plate and landed on the cold kitchen...

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Back to normal…?

Back to normal…?

I was asked by someone yesterday if I was looking forward to everything going back to 'normal' once the spread of this coronavirus pandemic is contained. If I'm honest I struggled to answer for a moment, because although I am aware of the disruption and anxiety many...

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WhatsAppening? (UPDATE)

WhatsAppening? (UPDATE)

"...that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith." (Romans 1.12) In addition to the two WhatsApp groups already set-up (for those in health/social care and education, click here for more) we're also setting up two others: Workers @Bethel We are...

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Aiming for Progression not Perfection!

Aiming for Progression not Perfection!

For many of us these last few weeks, (and especially the government's announcement last night) leave us feeling like our lives have been turned upside down. For those of us in work, we have been asked to try and work from home, for those of us in school and university...

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