S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E100, Pausing Is Good for You!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E100, Pausing Is Good for You!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E099, Little Things Matter Too! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E099, Little Things Matter Too! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E098, Peace Trumps Fear, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E098, Peace Trumps Fear, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E097, Kindness doesn’t need to be costly! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E097, Kindness doesn’t need to be costly! Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E096, Headwinds, & Tailwinds, Failure and Success, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E096, Headwinds, & Tailwinds, Failure and Success, Andy B 2 ......

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S04E095, Tin Openers, Struggles and the Bible, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E095, Tin Openers, Struggles and the Bible, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E093, When White Washing Isn’t White Washing, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E093, When White Washing Isn’t White Washing, Andy B 2 Minute......

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S04E092, When Stubbornness Stops A Train, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E092, When Stubbornness Stops A Train, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute ......

27 5

S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles
S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles

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S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks
S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks

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S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 ......

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S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E070,  A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E070, A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E041, Resting Is Proactive! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all good… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all ......

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S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E018,  Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E018, Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E011,  Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E011, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E009, We’re Going On A  Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E009, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

Avatar Andy B | 27/08/2021

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Parenting can be tough. But, thankfully, there is a instruction manual we can download that will teach us all we ever needed to know.

Our lives on this planet, are not designed to be lived out in isolation. God made us to live in Community.

And in the bible, we find the perfect instructions to live the best lives we can, and see perfect examples of how to parent.

Everything around us encourages us and informs us that we should live independently. But in scripture we find a much better way – to live in community; encouraging one another; edifying each other; being accountable to the people in our church communities.

Scripture shows us how to live as parents, and it is never about making our children ready to face the world on their own.

The best advice we can ever give our children, is to develop their own relationships with Jesus.

Andy B

So another Andy B 2 Minute Video and in this one I'm thinking about how we're not supposed to journey through life alone. We're not supposed to pursue a life of being alone 'cos one of the things about being a follower of Christ, is we're supposed to be able to reflect Jesus into the lives of the people around us. And if we're pursuing being on our own all the time, we can't do that.

It's good to take occasions when we go off on our own, before Jesus Christ, but then we're supposed to come back again so we can be with other people.

We're not talking here about being on your own, stuck on your own, or you've been isolated from people because of other situations. That's not what we're talking about. This video is all about what is the pursuit, the direction we're trying to go into? And we shouldn't be pursuing a direction of travel that will put us on our own.

Now this part, next, is all about parenting!.

And I'm a parent, who's a Christian. And I've got three boys who also follow Jesus Christ, erm, 11, 16 and 17. They've been walking with Jesus Christ, since they were 4r years old . And Jo and I are both Christians, and this is a very Christian home!

So this is kind of part experiential for what we've been through, but also because I've been in ministry and I've had to have some really difficult conversations with parents who are broken, and upset, and struggling with what to do with their children.

And it usually goes like this.

Andy, how do I get my child to stay in church?

How do I make them want to come to church?

Or how do I, what incentives can I give them that they'll want to be in church and and not, and not stop coming to church?

And the problem with those questions, is they're not really the right questions. Because the only real, right, question is the one I want to ask them.

Does your child yet know Jesus Christ?

And that's really the key!

It's very hard to get somebody to do something they don't want to do. It's really hard! I can tell you that! Even if there's a good thing we need to make them do. It can be really, really hard. But actually, as Christian parents, our goal is not to fight with our children. There's scripture that teaches us not to do that. But we are supposed to be like Jesus towards them. To reflect Jesus into their lives. Introduce them to a relationship with Jesus. You can never be too early. My children all made their own personal decision to follow Jesus when they were 3, 4 and 4 respectively, and that's the journey that they've had.

But we're not called as Christian parents to cheat, to treat, our children in such a way that they become dependent upon us, or independent to be able to cope on their own. That's not the point of parenting as a believer in Jesus Christ.

We are, however, called to raise our children to become dependent on Jesus by developing their own relationship with Jesus Christ, so they build that. So that when they do leave the home that they grew up in, they will already want to be with other believers. And already want to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Let's not raise independent people!

That's not going to help anything!

Let's raise our children not to depend upon us, but to depend upon their own relationship with Jesus Christ.

Just a thought.

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Written by Andy B


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