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VIDEO: Five minutes, three questions

Mindfulness can help us become more aware of the things God is doing in us and around us. When centred on Jesus and the Word of God, mindfulness can shift our perspective and refresh us for the journey ahead. Why not take a ‘mindful moment’ and allow this five-minute video to minister to you as… Continue reading VIDEO: Five minutes, three questions

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VIDEO: Are you waiting for someone to bring you flowers?

In the first of a new series of videos made for It’s a God Thing, I share a quote which touches on the importance of ‘planting our own garden’ instead of waiting for others to bring us flowers. How can you step up and make your life more beautiful today? God bless, Ali x

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Follow your curiosity and see where it leads

My son’s passion is football – Rugby League more specifically – and no member of our household is immune to his impromptu tackles. It feels like he was born to tackle – or at least, born to use his energy in very active, physical ways. And his passion breeds a great deal of curiosity about… Continue reading Follow your curiosity and see where it leads

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Dig into your emotions, and you’ll get to the gold

It had been a particularly trying night. My sons had been fighting with me, and each other, and I’d been doing everything in my power not to yell back. The last thing I wanted was to add to the chorus of ‘stop it’ and ‘don’t’ and ‘aarghhh!!!’ My job is to be the calm one,… Continue reading Dig into your emotions, and you’ll get to the gold

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Misplaced worship and unsatisfying idols

What do you worship?  Few of us would admit to worshipping anything, unless we’re particularly religious. But I have a theory that we all worship something, whether we identify as Jesus-followers or not. Because worshipping is another way of saying ‘treasuring, prizing, and enjoying above all else’ – as John Piper writes here. Here are… Continue reading Misplaced worship and unsatisfying idols

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In a way, life IS a dress rehearsal

Sometimes we just need an eternal perspective. We need to be reminded that this life is not all there is. It’s easy to believe, like most people, that ‘life is not a dress rehearsal’ and that you only live once. So eat, drink, and be merry! But the fact is, as Christians, we don’t only… Continue reading In a way, life IS a dress rehearsal

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VIDEO: How to connect with God when you’re feeling distant

As Christians, most of us have been through seasons of doubt, questioning, and feeling distant from God. During these times, we might find ourselves questioning his goodness, or even his existence. If you’re struggling to ‘make the connection’, this video might help remind you it’s OK to express your doubt and struggle to God, and… Continue reading VIDEO: How to connect with God when you’re feeling distant