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Disconnecting to reconnect

By Greer Jones Take some time out this year to reconnect with God in a fresh way. Use our retreat guide to help you focus on Him, shut out any distractions and spend time just you and God. Bible verses to reflect on, questions to ponder and a song to breathe in. Find it here > Retreat Guide 2021 Why? The

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A resolution of hope

By Kathy Horne Resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something (Oxford dictionary) This must be the most frequently used word on the first of the year – along with hungover – qualified by “new year’s.”  But I wonder, after living through a pandemic, a dramatic US presidential election, and Brexit, do we have any energy left

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Soul Distraction

By Larry Platner I’m tired and need a break. What shall it be? A movie? Facebook? Xbox? Maybe catch up on a box set? Sports? Or read a book? Thank goodness for so many choices, otherwise I might get bored… and nobody wants that. We are awash with entertainment right at our fingertips. One press of a tv remote. One

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Recipe for good hospitality (in a time of separation)

By Greer Jones Ingredients Willingness – to step out of your comfort zone Being host & guest – not always serving can be hospitable Openness – to our homes, our hearts, and our minds Time – allow others into our daily life even if that is through text or video chat Method Have Food! We may not be able to

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Am I living out God’s purpose for my life?

By Charis Ferguson Covid-19 has up-ended a lot of our plans. More so for some than others. Whilst many have remained in largely familiar routines during the pandemic, some have experienced loss of employment, furlough, uncertainty, or have perhaps decided to do something different with their lives. I planned to begin a training contract to become a solicitor in August,

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The art of hospitality in conversation

By Miriam Westfall Lydia Hiorns is a local artist in the North East of England. She works with a gallery called Shield Field ArtWorks in Newcastle and has intentionally practiced and researched hospitality over the last few years. Miriam, from Agapé UK, asked Lydia a few questions. M: So Lydia, how would you define hospitality? Lydia: I guess most people think it’s either inviting someone round to your house for

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