Returning well – lean into your blindspots

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The Government are expected to confirm on Monday 12th July the ending of all remaining COVID-`9 measures.  There has been a lot of speculation over the past few weeks about what that will exactly look like.  On the one hand, there have been briefings from some ministers, scientists and even the PM suggesting that some… Continue reading Returning well – lean into your blindspots

Do we really believe that God is sovereign?

You know that verse about mission in the hymn “I cannot tell”, do we really believe it?  The words go: I cannot tell how He will win the nations,  How He will claim His earthly heritage,How satisfy the needs and aspirations  Of east and west, of sinner and of sage. We sing it with gusto – or… Continue reading Do we really believe that God is sovereign?

How do you stop a pandemic?

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Most of my working life, I’ve been interested in how to keep things moving, flowing and spreading.  In my previous workplace as a manufacturing engineer and later operations manager my primary concern was to ensure that product flowed smoothly along the production (or in our case repair) line without interruption or delay. In my  role… Continue reading How do you stop a pandemic?

Swallows and Vaccines

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Yesterday was a good news day in the battle against COVID-19.  The twin announcements of a mass testing trial in Liverpool and the positive results from vaccine trials were signs op hope.  However, in the Prime Minister’s statement last night, we were reminded by him and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer that there is still… Continue reading Swallows and Vaccines

Lessons in lockdown 2: Busyness and effective, hard work are not the same

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I will put my hand up and say that I am one of those people who found a lot of lockdown beneficial. I’m not saying that I wanted to be in lockdown or that I would repeat it. Nor am I denying that it was simply awful with no redeeming features for many. However, following… Continue reading Lessons in lockdown 2: Busyness and effective, hard work are not the same