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Mealtimes are Medicine

Love this thought about family dinner time from Shauna Niequist - exactly so: "being together puts me back together".I love us eating together. I'm pretty focused on eating the food whilst it's still hot, but once the meal's well under way, I love the family chat and banter,and I especially love us talking around the table or on the sofas for a few minutes once we've finished eating. We're not "big hot topic" people in our mealtime conversations, but we do need that chatting time to reconnect and catch up with eachother. What I hadn't identified before reading Shauna's words, is that this time together is like medicine for me - reconnecting and calming after a full and busy day.This week we started reminiscing about our summer holiday - the holiday of a lifetime,travelling around the States - and the topic this time was the food and the various meals we'd eaten. Talking about the meals triggered the memories of different places we s…

Podcasts are up!

If you have some time today, why not listen to a talk or three(!) about Holiness, from last Sunday at Kerith, when we began our new series PURE. Week one launched the series with the verse "Be holy, for I am holy" from 1 Peter 1:16, Holiness is a promise, not a pressure.I'd love to hear how this has impacted you since Sunday...you know, when you're in a slow queue, or you're on Social media, or when you read the News, or you get invited to join in, or just when you reflect on your actions at the end of a day? Holiness is a promise.Follow this link to the Podcasts. Ps Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who record all the Sunday Talks and make them available to us on Podcasts...this week the work was happening on the commute home! We really appreciate all our Kerith volunteers :)

Hello again!

It was such a privilege to preach on Holiness in the Bracknell morning meetings last Sunday, and to launch the series PURE. It wasn't easy, I learnt and read a lot and was very stretched, but it was an absolute privilege! I'll let you know when the podcasts are ready, not just for my Talk, but because three different preachers launched this series in Kerith! Helen Cottee was the Sandhurst preacher at the 10am, and Emily O'Neil was the 6pm preacher. One of the best things about this preaching series is that we have gathered as a preaching team to share ideas, ask questions, debate and really labour to create a series that is Biblical and that helps people. Over the next few weeks we'll hear from Michael Ross Watson, Andy Partington and Ben Oliver. As the week 1 preachers, we three girls have really loved the opportunities to share ideas and pray for one another in the weeks before we preached. It's been such a support and encouragement to spend time together and to …