Skydive complete!

Skydive complete!

At 9.30 on Friday morning I threw myself out of an aeroplane 3 miles above the Lancashire countryside and Irish sea So far over £1,500 raised. I’m aiming to raise £6,500 by asking businesses to match my target of […]

Fire Alert

Fire Alert

Liverpool city-region is fabulous. I love it. I’ve lived here over 21 yrs now, and I never get tired of saying how brilliant it is. I am proud to show visiting friends round and tell some of its stories. […]

The glories of the English summer

The glories of the English summer

Beautiful windswept beaches, miles of golden sand, and not a soul in sight. That’s the wonder of Pembrokeshire in June. Spain may have the sun and paella, Portugal may have the Algarve, France may have cheap supermarket booze, Italy […]

The formation of a leader Part 3  L066

The formation of a leader Part 3 L066

We looked at the importance of time and the role that trials play in our formation, we concluded the last instalment with the idea that when everything goes pear-shaped we need to view the situation through 3 different lenses. […]

The formation of a leader Part 2 L065

We have said it takes time for the formation of a leader, and alluded to the fact that times of difficulty are usually part of the formation process. In fact I would go as far as to say that […]

37 baptised in one day

37 baptised in one day

What a day! From 4 services, about 37 men and women from all walks of life were plunged under the bath-warm waters of our birthing pool. It’s always struck me as an incredibly appropriate name for our baptismal pool […]

A raised bed

A raised bed

With gritty determination in a weekend of cold and rain, I completed the construction of a raised bed along one wall of our garden. It was a small moment of triumph for me, not only that I had figured […]

The formation of a leader Part 1 L064

It has often been said that the formation of a leader’s character is more important than charisma. In other words it doesn’t matter how gifted someone is, if there are major character flaws, they will always come unstuck at […]

Heaven Awaits

Heaven Awaits

For those of you in our 10:30 service last Sunday, along with crazy guys on exercise machines and men and women with inspiring prayer lives, you will have heard me interview a man called Phil Vogel. Phil was instrumental […]

Old School

Old School

My mum is 84 and moving to Liverpool. She came to this momentous decision in a very short space of time. She currently lives in the pretty Hertfordshire town of Ware. ‘Where do you live?’ – ‘Ware’. ‘Yes, where […]