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Nothing's Going to Hold Me Back!

I Love singing and declaring the TRUTH in this Tim Hughes song

Holding Nothing Back
I am chosen, I am free
I am Living for eternity
Free now forever

You picked me up, turned me around
You set my feet on solid ground
Yours now forever

And nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I'm alive to live for you
I'm alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me
Everything

You washed my sin and shame away
The slate is clean: a brand new day,
Free now forever

Now boldly I approach your throne
To claim this crown through Christ my own
Yours now forever

And nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I'm alive to live for you
I'm alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me

I'm free to live
Free to give
Free to be

Are You Coming to the Unique Quiz on 20th October?

Hi Girls, We’re doing it again!  The Unique pub style Quiz Night is back! J

It's taking place at The Kerith Centre on Saturday 20th October starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 10pm.  As part of the evening we're having a chippy dinner delivered (fish & chips; chicken & chips or veggie burger & chips).  Cost per ticket is £8.  You can come on your own, two’s & three’s or bring a team (maximum 8 per table).
Tickets are on sale at Kerith from this Sunday (30th September) and then are available all through the week and on Sundays 7th ; 14th October.

Facts Are Friends

This last week I've tried a few new things.
It's good (and scary) to do new things.
I walked into a new Pilates class - who is the teacher? Where do I lay my mat? Oh , everyone else knew to bring a towel to lay over the mat...I'm happy with just the mat! No-one says hello, no-one tells you how the session's going to go. Quite funny - and really great to remember those feelings and take the lessons learned into what we do at Kerith!
I texted in, to a radio programme.
I prayed for someone, straight away, right there in the park (rather than promising to pray later)

Today's new thing was the "Assessment session" at the Gym (the one we joined last week...paid the money and then left for the coffee shop!) Today I was measured, weighed and assessed. 
Yes, you know how I felt. 
I wasn't looking forward to it.

My body fat percentage was measured - no way I'm sharing that info here! But as the very kind man from the Gym said "It's not too bad, and its som…

3 Words of Wisdom

Today we joined the local Gym...and celebrated by going to Starbucks for cappuccino and cake (yes, really)
Prior to the momentous "joining",  I turned the house, each drawer and every one of my bags out, searching for my Edge card. Eventually found it after we returned (it always happens like that doesn't it?!).
I find It really frustrating when I cant find things, and become totally "on a mission" about finding the lost item!
However, I did make a great discovery in one of the bags - as well as 50p, a lost lipstick and a few paperclips, I'd printed out a few lines from a blog earlier in the year, and kept it in my work bag. Such wise words, I'm going to pass them on!

3 Words of Wisdom:
Based on Proverbs 18:21-The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Words can create or destroy, they can build-up or tear-down.

1. Guard your heart against toxic words (Prov 4:23). We can’t control what other people say about us, but …

Great Weapons

I'm so glad that my recent blogs about Speaking Truth Out Loud have been so helpful to people.
Thanks for your encouragements.
It's so good to know we're not alone.
It's so good to be in community.

Here's some great verses a friend sent me this week - as she said "They were so helpful to me when I was being ambushed with fears and negativity a few weeks ago. They are the phrases from 2 Samuel 22 which I read over and over and used to fight. Great weapons".

The Lord is my RockThe torrents of destruction overwhelmed me In my distress I called to the LordMy cry came to his earsHe reached down from on highHe rescued me from .. my foes who were too strong for meHe rescued me because he delighted in me The Lord turns my darkness into lightHe enables me to stand on the heightsHe trains my hands for battleYou give me my shield of victoryI pursued my enemies and crushed themYou armed me with strength for battleFrom violent men you rescued meTherefore I will prai…

Truth Sets You Free

Ephesians 6:10-20The Armour of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armour of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvationand the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.
Need a sword this weekend?
Speak out th…

Feelings Aren't Facts

"When you think healthy thoughts, not only do you improve your health, but you also impact the health of those around you"

"What we choose to think about and how we act on those thoughts and feelings has a massive impact on the quality of our lives "
Dr Caroline Leaf (who researches the human brain!)

"You shouldn't believe everything you tell yourself. Feelings aren't facts"
Rick Warren

"Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality" Nicky Gumbel

I read all these inspirational thoughts from other Christians on Twitter...and thanked God for them , because they encouraged, helped and challenged me especially in my thought patterns.

Sometimes we just need to speak out truth.
To speak it out loud to ourselves.
To speak it out so that we start to believe it, so that the truth overwhelms the doubts and fears.
I had a hard day last week. A day where I felt full of fear.
I chose to say out loud the promises of God ,verses in the Bib…

Sneak Preview of LINK news

Simon and I are so looking forward to being with the church at Kerith together tomorrow!
It's going to be a great day in Kerith.
For one, Simon's preach will begin the new series of Peach and Coconut.
Also, LINK9 is out, and its a brilliant read with so many great articles and stories.
Plus, it's just a week until the great book giveaway :)

You'll notice in LINK that we've got some hot-off-the-press news about our guest speaker for REAL2013...
...Kim McManus from Mosaic Church in LA will be joining us!


I'm delighted that she will be speaking and spending time with us again.We had such a wonderful time with Kim and her friends at the 2007 women's conference.
Here's a little of her response to our invitation
"My heart has such a connection with you and your people.
YES I WILL COME."
See you tomorrow - cant wait! x