Scrubbing up a new prayer room

Jesus has been on my case about getting this prayer room sorted, and maaan, I’m getting inspired about it.

Thankfully we can come to Jesus unscrubbed but this room needs some work.

I got hold of a decent dehumidifier for £5 on Facebook marketplace (there’s some v decent stuff on there, check it out), and slowly the mushrooms growing on the floor are losing their habitat.

Can’t wait for all the murals, scribbled prayers, candles, carpets, peaceful moments, arms-in-the-air worship, writing, listening, reading, escaping, returning, artwork, asking, curtains, cushions, incense and whispers.

If you’d be up for lending us a ✋ getting it all set up please let us know.

Can’t wait to spend my first proper hour of prayer here with God.

We’ve moved!

A Few Fun Memories

Recently I read an article describing how we store up many of our memories outside our heads, whether online, in diaries, or other people.

A big part of who I am is tied up in the people I’m connected to through shared memories. Whenever we’ve taken a group of teenage lads out on a youth camp it’s always interested me to notice how different they are with each other after climbing up and down a mountain together: more relaxed, confident and in-sync with each other. Sharing experiences does this, it creates community, it cements family.

How many of these shared memories can a small group make together over the course of a year? Browsing through my photos and videos from the last year I decided to let you in on a few of ours. These ones all focus on what’s gone on inside our house, and you’ll see why at the end of the post.

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Smashed Windows

There’s been an air of discouragement around recently, with friends struggling and moving out, difficult situations and a slowdown of momentum in the wider church. Things have generally felt a bit stuck at home.

When God wants to speak to us as a whole group we often find he’ll say the same thing at once to several of us. Maybe it’s to make sure it filters through, but most importantly I think it gives us a unity of heart as we adjust our course.

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