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Word and Worship Brunch 9th Feb

A quick heads up ladies that we're selling tickets at Kerith tomorrow for our next Unique event 

Word and Worship Brunch on Saturday 9th February 10-12
Come and say hello at the stand in reception and buy your tickets.

Just £2.50 gets you...
2 hours to yourself
Time with other women
Time with God
Chat, Prayer, Worship and Biblical teaching
...and a beautiful bacon roll, some fruit and drinks

Really hope you'll be there too!

Prayer : Eager / Lazy?

"Part of you is eager, ready for anything in God;
but another part is as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire"

Mark 14:38 (MSG)


Yes, that's me. I'm as guilty as Jesus said Simon Peter was at Gethsemane.
That's one of the reasons I'm loving the new series we're in at Kerith called  Keep In Touch.
The series is all about prayer, and communicating with God. Simon preached last Sunday that prayer is all about the WHO, not the HOW. I love it that we're ALL doing it together, so we can ALL help each other to pray - the "lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire" part of me really needs that! We have put some great things in place to help us pray - so I'd encourage you to make sure you're getting all the helpful aids too! - Every Wednesday evening, we're praying together from 8-9pm in Kerith - great to see friends, families, lifegroups - people from all across kerith community flooding in on those Wednesday evenings. There's somethi…

The First Job Each Morning

Today is Saturday - a rest day, family day, fun day.
Yet I woke this morning earlier than I needed to :( and within a few minutes, my mind was racing with worries and lots of things I should do / haven't done / didn't do very well / haven't even thought about yet / don't think I've got the skills, gifts or time to do  etc etc etc

It's taken me a couple of hours to get back to that balanced and centred place of faith and trust - the "Jesus at the centre of IT ALL" place.

Want to know what I did these last two hours?
Well, I grumbled a bit and felt sorry for myself a bit...then I prayed. I did my Bible readings for today.  I read today's KKIT email and some encouraging tweets. I got some washing on (works for me!) and had a very large coffee. I let a simple line from a long-forgotten song emerge from somewhere in my brain "why so downcast oh my soul, put your trust in God", and (again!) listened to Jesus at the centre of it all, and let the wo…

Rebooted

This is me! So glad to have the Christmas break from my usual routines..but after a while, really happy to get back to those routines! To sort, and clear, and write out a little timetable, planning my time better (and then to photocopy and reduce it, so it fits inside my diary - yes really!). With the new year, I can getreally  overwhelmed looking at my life, knowing that I need to get better at EVERYTHING! However, after Sunday at Kerith I feel "rebooted" - back on track, re-centred. We sang "Jesus at the centre of it all"and I realised that's it - that's my big idea, my resolution, my one word, my focus for 2013 - I want Jesus at the centre of it all, and that's what, with God's help I'll try to do . It feels both releasing and intentional. I'd love to know if you have a focus or any resolutions for 2013? I'm really looking forward to the new Sunday series starting this week - Keep In Touch - all about prayer. There's a number of ways…