Learning to sleep in a storm

I love a good storm, provided of course that I'm inside my house, cosily tucked up in bed! But if I was in a…

The first time I preached with a whisper

It's never happened to me before, but last month I had to cancel a preaching engagement because I lost my voice.

Don’t reject the struggles – they might just be saving your life!

Don't reject the struggles in life - they might just be saving your life! "What are you talking about Matt?" I hear you…

Servants, sons and daughters

Keep serving others. Definitely keep doing that. But remember, that before you are called to be servants, you are…

Nothing that you do for God is a waste of time or effort

Have you ever looked back on certain times of your life and wondered – what was that all about? OR perhaps you invested…

Is it time to buy new shoes?

I bought my 'super-special" Gortex walking shoes back in the early Autumn of 2001. They are the most expensive 'shoes'…

Everyone should be like Violet Evelyn Bailey

“We could all be sponsored to have our heads shaved” suggested Linda Jones, my PA. The thought terrified me and I was…

The day I shaved my head…

“We could all be sponsored to have our heads shaved” suggested Linda Jones, my PA. The thought terrified me and I was…

Good intentions don’t always lead to good decisions

When I look back on my 18 years at Urban Saints, there is one moment in particular that I still feel the pains of great…

Lessons from my £100,000 mistake

It wasn't a great start to my second year at Crusaders!In September 2001, we were hoping for over 3,000 young people to…