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Word for the Week- Choking


  Choking Choking is an involuntary reaction to digestive overload. Something’s gone wrong. But why?     Two ways to choke You can choke because you’ve been given something to swallow but it’s come in lumps you can’t manage. You … Continue reading

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Word for the Week: FOMO


This month, Essena O’Neill, an Australian teenager with more than half a million followers on Instagram, made headlines after announcing that she was quitting the platform because it is “contrived perfection made to get attention”. She said it promotes a ‘dishonest and contrived’ sense … Continue reading

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Rare


Confession time … ? Let’s face it, most rare breeds are rare for a reason … and sometimes that means they get looked down on, so it almost feels like a confession to say that I used to keep rare … Continue reading

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The trouble with church is that they ALWAYS want some thing from you …


It’s a serious problem. Many people ARE offended by the way ‘the church’ seems to be always ‘on the take’. And when Paul writes to Philemon, he really does want something from Philemon. But he’s not asking someone who isn’t … Continue reading

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‘Why on earth don’t young people want to come to our church?’


I THINK it was a genuine question. I THINK it came from a genuine sense of frustrated puzzlement. I KNOW what the answer is … because the antidote to the problem is found in the Bible. To be specific, it’s … Continue reading

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Rural mission? Can’t be done.


Towns are full of people. Towns offer work. They offer services and amenities and have resources available to plant and build churches. In towns people live reasonably closely together and transport isn’t half the problem it can be in rural … Continue reading

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Trepidation in Preston ( North end)


Oooh! There’s always that little frison of excitement as you approach an unfamiliar shower. It’s not that I particularly need a brave pill at the thought of soap and water. It’s just that I’ve lived a fair old while, survived … Continue reading

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Buying a pup …


So you set out to buy yourself a pup. What are you wise to be looking for? With working dogs that can basically bring you back some sheep (and often very little more) costing around £2,000, if you set out … Continue reading

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Carols and cake


You call that ‘celebrating’? Looking at what goes on in most churches most weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that whatever was going on there, it didn’t look desperately much like a celebration! (And at Christmas time – let’s … Continue reading

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The NFU has issued guidance for farmers on mud …


This week the NFU has issued guidance for farmers on mud … One really lousy summer … Data from Centre for Ecology and Hydrology showed last month’s deluges, which delayed harvesting efforts and caused flooding in parts of the UK, … Continue reading

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