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Today's the Day!

So here we are - REAL starts today!!!
As you can see from the small selection of tweets on Twitter - excitement's mounting as we anticipate all that's ahead for us in the next couple of days!

I managed to dodge most of yesterday's rain and went for a walk. The sky was noisy as helicopter after helicopter transported guests to Royal Ascot. Apart from this week, you don't hear helicopters every day. The noise felt exciting, as many people were all rushing to get to the same place.

There's no external "helicopters" today for REAL, but all over Bracknell, the surrounding area, and further afield, there's the "sound" of women preparing to come.
Some are wondering what to wear - may need to wash something today, or find a notebook, or leave plans for the children. We're planning our picnic and our car share,locating the brolly (!) and planning what time to leave home (remember to leave enough time to park in a town centre car park and walk the short distance to Kerith - there will be Kerith welcomers along the route!).

At some point in today's busyness , take a moment - perhaps as the kettle boils, or you travel or wait somewhere.
Take a moment to stop and be quiet, to prepare your heart . 
In that moment, have a conversation with God - tell Him what you're looking forward to. Tell Him what you're apprehensive about. Ask Him to speak to you at REAL. Tell Him you're open to what He wants to say and do. Then give it ALL to Him.

Enjoy today...and see you later!
(perhaps the adrenaline of the final day will help you to invite along that friend?!
It's not too late - online bookings are now closed, but you can phone Kerith reception 01344 852699, or pop in, or pay tonight.
Special ticket deals for teenagers; for Friday night only; and for friends who aren't yet part of Kerith) 

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