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What if you’ve been discipled all along?

By Tara Jane Often when people speak of discipleship, they are talking about meeting up individually with someone, usually an older Christian, and learning from them. It’s not the only form of discipleship, but it’s a great way to grow in faith and maturity. After reading blogs and books like The Trellis and the Vine,… Continue reading What if you’ve been discipled all along?

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The life-changing magic of tidying up the gospel

by Tara Jane I want my house to be tidy with zero effort. Is this too much to ask? Marie Kondo doesn’t think so. I recently read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo because this book promises that the impossible can be possible, we can have a tidy house and it will… Continue reading The life-changing magic of tidying up the gospel

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When ministry is not glamorous

By Tara Jane If you’re someone who considers what a life of ministry could look like, it’s easy to imagine it being pretty glamorous, with growing programs and people coming to know Christ and growing in their faith. But actually, we need to be content with unglamorous service. When Jesus says we need to take… Continue reading When ministry is not glamorous

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11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

[By Tara Jane] Since I got ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott for my 21st birthday, every few years I’ve pulled it off the shelf, declaring “This is the year I will actually read this!” which has then been followed by a sorrowful “It’s too hard and the words are too big.” But 2017… Continue reading 11 quotes from ‘The Cross of Christ’ by John Stott (Part 1)

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The practicalities of glorifying God with a disposable income

By Tara Jane When I previously wrote on glorifying God with a disposable income, I talked mostly about the three principles that should drive our attitude towards money: This money is not my money This money is not my security This money is not my comfort So if my attitude towards money is a recognition… Continue reading The practicalities of glorifying God with a disposable income

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4 truths to combat loneliness at church

[By Tara Jane] She sat third row from the back. “Stay and have a cup of tea and continue in fellowship”, the service leader encouraged. She looked left hopefully, but the family there were already chatting with people in the next row. She turned right, but the young guy had already scurried off. She looked… Continue reading 4 truths to combat loneliness at church