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Video – Interview for New Wine on Chronic Illness and Faith

My interview for New Wine Conference, where I spoke to 2000 people. In just 12 minutes of video I tell my story, talk about how chronic illness impacts your faith, and what helps to survive when God doesn’t answer your prayers.

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Faith in the Dark

For me, this is what liturgy is. It is the guide-rope of centuries of Christian voices who whisper to future generations – this is the way out of the dark. Just hang on and follow it out.

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The Day I Went to a Faith Healer

We think we can buy healing. People of faith do it with earnest prayer; others of us do it with private doctors or alternative healers, fitness regimes and juicing. Of course, sometimes, for some people, it works, and their stories persuade us that it will work for all. Whether by prayer or our own efforts, we want to believe healing is within our control.

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When You Feel Like You’re Losing Your Faith

“You can’t explain it, why it didn’t bother you last year, but now it bothers you all the time. You feel a tightness in your chest. Your faith, once so freeing, now feels like it is suffocating you.”

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Is faith all about the black and white?

“I have thanked God for my situation, I have raged at Him, I have pleaded with Him, I have refused to speak to Him.   There are times where I feel contentment, and other times where I feel an unbearable sadness. There are times where I know the closeness of His spirit, and other times […]

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Cloud of witnesses

You always run faster when there is a crowd cheering.   I noticed this at the Olympics – how many personal bests were achieved, records broken. Some of that will have been from the thrill and challenge of competing, and beating others. Some of that, I suspect, is from the volume of the cheers, and […]

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Here she is. Send her.

I was in a church service, worshipping God. The preacher stopped, and said, ‘there are some here whom God is calling to mission. If you think that’s you, then come to the front.’   My spirit leapt within me as soon as I heard those words, my heart bursting with love for God and a […]

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