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A 4-year-old adorably explains the problem with New Year’s resolutions

Following through on a big New Year’s resolution may feel overwhelming, but this young girl can help with a few words of advice. “Keep your resolutions, but go easy on yourself. Will you change? Maybe. But it probably won’t happen in one big moment. It’ll happen in thousands of little moments.” Listen to this wise-beyond-her-years […]

Starting the year with John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer

Tonight in our youth service at the start of 2016 we used the traditional Methodist covenant prayer: ‘I am no longer my own but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, […]

What can you expect God to do in your life in 2016?

Stephen Altrogge wrote a great blog post on what can you expect God to do in your life back in 2013.  It’s well worth checking out, here’s a snippet: God’s mercies to follow you, and pursue you, every every minute of every hour of every day. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I […]

What’s one rule you will try to live by in the year ahead?

What’s one rule you will try to live by in the year ahead? Via: ThoughtQuestions.com

Happy New Year

Hoping that you have a fantastic and blessed 2016.

“For 2014, Tweet Less, Read More”

Great article here in the NY Times.  His conclusion: For more than two decades, there’s been a celebration of slow food. Over the last few years, we’ve proved receptive to slow TV. What we really need is slow debate. It would trade the sugary highs and lows of rapid-fire outrage for a more balanced diet. We’d […]

Assembly: New Year: Hope, Success and Failure

Over the last week I’ve done several assemblies in different local schools on the theme of New Year resolutions: Before the assembly begins, whilst students are still coming in, have a slideshow running with the question ‘did you make a new year’s resolution’ ‘have you already broken it?’ and various statistics and images linked to […]

New Year Fireworks in Reverse

What do fireworks look like when you see them backwards? Simply beautiful. Julian Tay recorded the New Year’s Day fireworks display in Melbourne, Australia and reversed the image. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoMAUezEKYI]