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Cooking a pancake
I love pancake day. I’ve ‘done it’ for as long as I can remember. I love the ritual of making the mix and then standing over the stove for an hour chatting, burning my fingers and picking at the pancake-that-went-wrong. But at the supermarket last Monday, I grabbed a packet […]

Value the small, important things: a lesson from pancakes




This week we have a guest blog from FaithAction‘s¬†National Executive Director – Daniel Singleton. FaithAction is currently looking at how faith groups help tackle the issues of loneliness and social isolation. It is becoming clear that these factors contribute significantly to negative health outcomes and the Government is becoming interested […]

#thoughtfulthursday: First, start with what you have


Sometimes we have no idea how far the impact of our kindness will travel.¬†When people receive kindness, they feel prompted to pass it on. We see the ripples that kindness can have as we share it and inspire others to do the same. Many years ago when my friend and […]

#thoughtfulthursday: The ripple effect of kindness






We all want to be loved and accepted for who we are. But when we look at other people, we often want to see change in them or in their circumstances. That’s not our role. The Bible challenges us to consider this when Jesus asks, “Why do you look at […]

#thoughtfulthursday 48: Be accepting


I love reading dramatic stories about people taking risks to save someone else’s life – the courage of firemen running into a blaze or doctors who work quickly to save the life of someone in a critical state. Jaime Thurston says: “With just the things in your body, you can […]

#thoughtfulthursday 46: Save a life



Time is so precious and how you spend it can make a big difference – both in your life and the lives of others. My local community Hub is run almost entirely by volunteers. They have about 45 people who give up their time to volunteer every week. They deliver […]

#thoughtfulthursday 45: Volunteer


There is something beautiful and heartwarming about watching children play. In this age of technology, seeing children running, laughing and enjoying each other is very special. We can see the benefits of play for our children, but as adults with busy lives we seldom see it as a priority for […]

#thoughtfulthursday 43: Play!