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What are you doing this hot Monday evening?

It's a very hot Monday evening, and I've just returned home, having spent an hour or so at the Kerith Centre - boy it was busy! Two Courses running (thanks for putting up with the REAL interruptions!) plus the Band and Tech team were rehearsing, and the creative girls were making and creating - it was full of life; and all for REAL, which is next week!!!!!

If only you too could have heard the worship *, seen our wonderful volunteer teams working hard, been part of the chat and the making - it was such a good, real and spiritual place to be, as women reminisced about past REALs, or how they came to be at Kerith, or shared stories as they worked.

The effort is all for you girls - to create a vibrant environment where you can relax and connect with your Father. Where you can feel at home, and looked after, expected and anticipated by us. Where you have no responsibilities and can freely give yourselves to worshipping the King of Kings. Where we come together as women who are believ…
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Journey to Macedonia

The Journey to Macedonia Last year I spent a brief 24 hours in Macedonia, meeting up with Marija Vuletic and her husband Sasha. They are experienced church leaders with a heart for planting Churches. They felt God leading them to create a women's conference, so we met up with them together with the ladies of their church to hear their vision, chat and pray for one another.  What followed was a year of Marija and I building our friendship through Skype calls; many faithful prayers and lots of hard work from that small team of women.  This year we returned to take part in their first VREDNA (Worth/Value) Conference!  They did it!  The dreams shared amongst a group of women eating pancakes together in a city apartment came to fruition. 
Last month I spent 6 days in Skopje with the Kerith team of Alice, Ann and Karen, serving the Trinitas Church and the Vredna conference!
We heard and experienced some amazing things - God was so good, and the people there are so faithful and faith-filled; an…

What can we do?

·  Monday was my Birthday, and I had a really lovely day of treats and sunshine and rest. The evening finished with a relax in front of "One born every minute" on the TV - I love to share in all the stories of new life and family.        And then of course we all woke up on Tuesday to hear the terrible news of the terror attack, many injured and the deaths of 22 children and teenagers and mothers and fathers.      Their loss will ripple through so many many families, schools, communities. 116 people were taken to eight hospitals and 75 are still being treated, including 23 in critical care, some with life-changing injuries. This includes five children at the Royal Manchester children’s hospital.       The images conjured up in my imagination are too horrific, it's almost too sad to think about,       But I know that I can't hide away from it.       What can I do? What can we do?       Well we can pray - and when it all seems overwhelming I'm grateful to Christian leade…

With Thanks

It's hard to know where to start, as I've had so many amazing experiences, meeting some really inspiring people over my 13 days in Albania and Macedonia! Before I share any of the stories, I want to give thanks to God for being with us - protecting, helping, enabling us to do all we did with love and grace, and without getting into any trouble or harm!  A song from my past has just come to mind "In Him we live and move and have our being" and so I'm writing this with thanks to God, as it really has all been in God's strength. 
Travelling to eastern european countries?  Speaking to women in different cultures?  Bringing relevant teaching?  Praying for, loving (and hugging!) so many different women?  Doing a TV interview in Albania? Being away from home and all things familiar for a couple of weeks (and keeping positive)?
I'd have never dreamt that I'd be doing such things, or indeed that I'd be able to, but it's not in my own strength and ability, t…

Zoti bekoft!

There are only a few Albanian words I'm confident saying, "Zoti bekoft" - "God bless you" is probably my most used phrase, closely followed by "Faleminderit " - "Thank you". 

I've been in Albania for a few days now, and we've served at the UNIKE Conference led by Miranda Ajeti. We had a wonderful time - the 400+ women who attended were as friendly as ever, and we were smothered in hugs and numerous kisses! God was so good to us - the women were hungry, and really appreciated the worship and the teaching - it was a privilege for us to serve them. 


Alice has been taking photos and spending time with the teenage girls. Iris has been warmly embraced by the lovely "vintage " ladies - and they were so encouraged and blessed to hear that she and Glyn had consistently prayed, every Thursday for all the Albanian women. 





I've just been interviewed for Albanian Christian television (Media7) by a lovely lady called Enela. All slightl…

It's been a while

So, I've been gone a while....and  I've been wondering about launching a new blog - perhaps a new look,a new blog, a totally new start? In the wondering I've done nothing, so instead, I'm just going to pick it up again, and start writing.... 
So this week I had the privilege of spending time with some Prayer warriors in the Kerith Prayer room. We gathered to pray for the upcoming Mission Trips to Albania and Macedonia.  - They did me such good, as they shared what God had been saying to them in their own prayer times - words of encouragement that He will bring restoration of relationships; He will bring healing ; there will be lots of new people who haven't been to UNIKE before; there'll be a fresh move of the Holy Spirit; somethingnewandmoreis going to happen this year; He is going to take things to another level. You can imagine how excited I was to hear these whispers from God - join me in a moment's prayer right now, that we'll see Him work?
It's …

Discover your Worth, your Strength, your Purpose

Following a successful Kerith launch in the Spring, Sarah Farley and her team are ready to go again,leading their 2nd SHINE course.
SHINE is an eight week self esteem course for women. The evenings are a mixture of Talks and discussion time, with a practical approach to learning. It's a really encouraging environment, and the evenings are a lot of fun. The course starts this Tuesday evening, and there are still some spaces available.Here's your personal invite from Sarah!Shine is about to run again and I'm excited to see what God is going to do this time round. If you haven't already heard, Shine is a course designed for women who want to live their life in abundance, the way God designed them to live it. To recognise all their worth, to grow in self-esteem, to see all their strengths and positives and ultimately live a life of purpose.We've still got a few places left so if you're interested there's more information here on the Kerith website, where you can…