A blog to inspire, especially if you think nothing is happening and your labour apparently in vain. As author Jon Bloom observes “Christians are slow-grown, and fruit-bearing typically comes after an arduous time of maturation.” He’s right. This needs to be said as we live in an age of short-termism, in a society which expects instant results. This is in part a result of urbanisation as we have become detached from the rhythms of the agricultural year. You can’t hurry the h
“I know that the vision for this has been around for 18 years and the faithfulness with which you have kept this vision is an inspiration to the whole diocese of Liverpool and beyond.”
Ten years ago to this very day Bishop James spoke these words as he opened our Ministry Centre, a significant event in the life and ministry of Christ Church where I was vicar. And yes, it was hard going, setback after setback and against some determined opposition.
Looking back a decade l
“Come on, Victor! You can do it!” With just 10 metres to the finish line, my heart sank as one of the marshals shouted encouragement.
That could only mean one thing: that Victor, my nemesis, was tracking me to take me on the line. To say I was terror-stricken is no exaggeration.
You may know that Victor and I have been battling it out since the Ormskirk ParkRun started nearly six years ago. To begin with I was victorious but then as Victor improved and I was slowed d