14 Apr |  Lent Voices now available to download

During the last year, our diocesan theme has been Creating Confidence in Evangelism. It has been exciting and inspiring to see so many people here in the Diocese of Bristol (and beyond) sharing their personal stories of faith as part …

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04 Apr |  The desire for meaning

While the story of Jesus has been there in the background, it was never anything more to me than a story. I guess that’s not altogether surprising as the daughter of an agnostic and an atheist.

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03 Apr |  Uniting our sufferings

It was the realisation that they were both potty about God that brought them to a new and wonderful place in their own relationship. For ‘God is Love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.’

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02 Apr |  Follow me – but where Lord?

How does it feel for a wife with two young boys, recently moved house and well settled in a community, to hear her husband say God has spoken to him? What do colleagues think of a man who seems to be throwing away years of specialist training and an impressive CV to become a parson?

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01 Apr |  Hope and doubt

…it helps me ask some of the questions that I’ve had in my own mind for a long time. I now know that lots of people in various positions of faith, whatever faith they are, they have their own doubts, their own questions about things, it’s not just black and white all of the time.

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31 Mar |  Wilderness times

Throughout all of his illness, he never lost his faith, his confidence in God, his desire to serve God, or even his sense of humour. When his physical strength had gone, he remained a strong man; finding his strength in God alone.

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30 Mar |  With Jesus beside, before and behind

It’s not easy but underneath it all I can keep an optimism. I’m working to try to give back a little of what I’ve received, especially to those whom society tends to ignore.

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28 Mar |  A hound of heaven

Finally, in despair, I phoned a retired teacher friend saying I was going mad. Her response was simple: she chuckled, saying, You have a hound of heaven on your trail…

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27 Mar |  I looked back and realised

My journey since then has been like a rollercoaster – one of those really scary ones when you suddenly find yourself facing what looks like a sheer climb or a death-defying plunge and thinking, “I can’t do this!” But in Christ all things are possible and, if you’re doing it right, he’s in charge of the accelerator and the brakes.

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26 Mar |  When I am weak I am strong

I knew that God loved me but I faced a crisis of confidence in myself and my abilities during my teenage years. I had a terrible stutter and stammer but one day it hit me how much I was loved by God, in a personal way, warts and all.

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