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Isaiah 61 inspired blessing written for the dedication of Tilly Rose Stephenson 

Tilly Rose 
God is with you and for you
May you align yourself with His purposes; 
make moves towards blessing, healing & freedom. 
May you announce the year of His grace; 
a celebration that nothing stops what He has set in motion.
May you respond to need and watch how He responds to your faith;
scatter roses instead of ashes, spread joy instead of jokes.

May God give you the imagination to rename coal diamonds;
the strength to speak life,
the nous to notice, name & release God-potential in others.   
Till Rose
God is with you and for you 
Amen. 

artichokes from patch to plate in 15 months  

sowed some artichoke seeds spring 2013  

harvested hearts summer 2014  

we boiled them for an hour 

and dipped them in tarragon vinaigrette 

#GoodThingsComeToThoseWhoWait

SUMMER TEAMS 2014

(Source: liveforothers)

liveforothers:

TEAM TRAINING has been going GREAT so far.

We are nailing the circus skills ready for youth and children’s club.

#LIVEFOROTHERS

#mercredimakes a blanket tent for our alfresco family feast 

liveforothers:

5 POSTURES TO PRAY BY

Journey through these postures at your own pace, taking slow deep breaths throughout, speaking out and/or meditating on the words that accompany each posture. You could also add your own adjective to each stanza to make it more personal, e.g. “be still my busy hands…”

POSTURE 1 • Feet together, arms out to the side.

Creator God, I am here.
Here I am.

POSTURE 2 • Front leg bent, back leg straight, arms up to sky.

Be still my mind
and know I am.

POSTURE 3 • Crouching, back straight, arms out, palms up.

Be still my hands
and know I am.

POSTURE 4 • Face down, knees tucked under belly, arms flat out on floor.

Be still my soul
and know I am.

POSTURE 5 • Kneeling, hands together in prayer position in front of chest.

Be still my whole
and know I am.

prayer inspired by the insulation tape ‘Sistine Chapel’ hands in our prayer room…

when I cant let go #scared
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who never lets go

when I cant be arsed #lazy
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who speaks life

when I cant keep my eyes open #tired
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who never sleeps

when I cant see a way forward #stuck
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who makes the path straight 

when I can find time #busy
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who walks at 3mph

when I cant stop #addicted 
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who breaks through 

when I cant get something out of my head #burden
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God whose unforced rhythm is grace

when I cant find the strength #drained
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who fights for us 

when I cant find peace #stressed
I choose to lift my finger to touch your outstretched hand
the God who displaces worry at the center of my life

Amen.

#mercredimakes world cup bunting

this week we cleared out the glove box of ANOTHER dead car. after only 6 months the fuel pump has given up the ghost. this is particularly hard to swallow after we’d made such a big financial investment thanks to some incredibly generous gifts. we are in the market AGAIN for some new wheels. ALL help, ideas & prayers greatly appreciated.

Morning prayer written for Pegasus to Paris walk & inspired by Deuteronomy 11, Romans 8 and Isaiah 58…

Every square inch on which we place our feet is Gods
Your borders stretch from Cape Nordkinn to Punta de Tarifa
From Cape St Vincent to the Ural mountains
Nothing can stop what you have set in motion
Everywhere we go you are found 
in the ground beneath our feet.

Every square inch on which we place our feet is broken
All around we observe a pregnant creation
The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs
But it’s not only around us; it’s within us
Creation & our bodies yearning for full deliverance

Every square inch on which we place our feet is restored
God will always show us where to go
He’ll give full life in the emptiest of places - firm muscles, strong bones.
You’ll be like a well-watered garden,a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You’ll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community livable again.
Amen.

Pegasus to Paris in 6 Selfies

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