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OM Launches new online bookstore

by Colin Dexter

A new online bookstore on partnership with 10ofthose enabling new titles and much loved OM publications to become more widely available. By accessing 10ofthose through the OM website, 8% from every purchase will be donated into the global ministry of OM.

www.uk.om.org/books

Marriage and Health

by Colin Dexter

Mental health issues can impact every area of your life if they’re left unaddressed. However, there are actually very few that can’t be treated or well managed.

Protecting your marriage is important when you face these challenges. Here are some tips that can make a difference:

Communication – face and learn about the issues together. Seeing a GP together is an essential first step. The more insight you both have, the better.

Encourage the ‘ill’ partner as they develop understanding into how their mental health issues affect them, and urge them to seek help when they struggle to motivate themselves.

Be careful that the ‘well’ partner doesn’t become a ‘therapist’. This can change the relationship in a marriage and result in the ‘well’ partner becoming resentful and exhausted.

Care For The Family https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life

My heart was changed

by Colin Dexter

Du was one of China’s millions of migrant workers,leaving his rural town for the city-chasing work and a decent income. But urban life was grim ; Du ended up working in a factory, despondent and lost.

One day he found a pocket sized Bible on a bed in his dormitory. Someone had left it behind. Du picked it up and started to read. “I realised I had been blinded by atheism to see only the physical world and material things ” he said.

My heart was changed and I committed myself to the Lord.

He added ” I may not have great wealth in this life , but I know I have no lack in the one true God.

wordinaction Bible Society winter 2019

Urgent action Needed

by Colin Dexter

Dr Ruth Valerio, Tearfund’s Global Advocacy and influencing director said, ‘We are calling for urgent action from four multinationals – Coca-Cola, Nestle, Pepsicola and Unilever.

The CEOs running these multinationals can no longer ignore the human cost of single-use plastics – fundemental changes to business models are urgently required’.

Tear Times Autumn 19

The heart of Communication

by Colin Dexter

The ability to connect with an audience is an essential element of public speaking. Yet it is possible for an effective presentation to be delivered without affecting those who hear it, but there are ways that even the most proficient speakers can enhance their communication skills.

This autumn, for the first time, Rob Parsons is going on tour to share insights from over fifty years of experience. He will unpack methods that will help any public speaker to better grasp not only how to speak to the head, but to the heart.

Having spoken to well over a million people around the world, from multinational organisations to church congregations, he has fine-tuned approaches that can help anyone wanting to grow in this area.

August 11th Sunday

by Colin Dexter

This Sunday we will be meeting as a church at Nancys farm from 8.30am breakfast starting a time of worship at 9.30am. All still welcome. We will be back at the community Hall the following week.

Why does creation make sense?

by Colin Dexter

Atheist to Christ

by Colin Dexter

2 Chronicles 7 verse 14

by Colin Dexter

New International Version
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land

Following Jesus is a relationship.

by Colin Dexter

Following Jesus entails developing an intimate relationship with him. This is what elevates Christianity beyond all other religions, philosophies, and worldviews. Mark 3:14-15 says, ‘He appointed the twelve—designating them as apostles, that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority over demons’.

A closer look at this Scripture—‘that they might be with him’—reveals that endeavouring to do anything for Jesus is linked with desiring and developing a relationship with him.

Christianity in general and discipleship in particular is based on a relationship with Jesus, not on spiritual directions and rules. Once we decide to let him have control over our lives, he will show us the way and teach us. This entails all the directions we need as we deepen our relationship with him.

Isaiah M. Dau(excerpt) Lausanne Movement