S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, 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
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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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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
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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
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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
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S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all good… Andy B 2 Minute Video
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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
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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
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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
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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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One of the most powerful words in the English language has just two letters in it.

It begins with the letter “N” and ends with the letter “O”.

As Christians we can be under so much pressure to say yes to everything, and church leaders can be notorious for forgetting that the people who are giving of their time to serve in churches, how ever important that particular ministry may appear, also have lives to live and church is just one small piece of that.

Being part of a church family is really important. The bible goes to great lengths to remind us of the importance of exactly this! But our primary ministry is always to our family, especially if we are married or have children.

Clive Calver, who once led the Evangelical Alliance in the UK had to learn to say the word ‘No’. It reached a point where he realised he could have been in perhaps 3 or 4 meetings every night, or more, ever single day of the week. He didn’t like to say no. But, when  he realised he had more meetings than evenings that he was needed at, saying no became something he was able to start saying. With maturity there is a certain degree of wisdom. With wisdom you realise that saying no can be the best thing you can ever do! And I use the word do, because we love to be busy doing stuff. When, in our relationship with God, it is no less important to do nothing in order to simply be with God. And that requires us saying no to something!

Within the context of a church family saying yes means we can give of our time. But, saying no, means we’re letting somebody else give of their time to God instead. If we’re not careful our ability to say yes can overwhelm other voices who may be less comfortable saying yes out loud.

All things have a beginning and an end. Which means that all things have a middle too! At some point we have to realise we can’t do everything because there is more to do than we can humanly do, and if we can’t do everything, and can only do some things, it is logical to conclude that we should be more than willing to say no in order to selectively do what God is asking of us. And it also means, interestingly, that we need to be encouraging people to say no, as much as we may currently urge them to say yes!

So give yourself a break, and be happy saying no to people, because God wants our hearts far more than our hands.

Just a thought…

Andy B

0:06 So another Andy B 2 Minute Video.

0:09 Now, in in a few days time we've got the Queen's platinum celebrations. It's how long she's been a queen in the UK, and the Commonwealth. So, in England, here, we've got two extra days off, which is fab. So Thursday, Friday Jo's off work, which gives us a four day weekend. We like four day weekends. They're not very common! So we quite like having a four day weekend.

0:30 So, we've really worked really hard recently. We've filmed ahead of time, so that we can have Saturday off from filming. Saturday's usually a full day of filming for us, because we produce all of our video material.

0:42 Now I was thinking about the Stop and Start mentality of life. The queen is currently Queen. That's why she's called the Queen, funnily enough, but at some point she will stop being the queen. At some point she started being the queen. She took over from the Queen Mother, who who gave over the throne, throne, to the Queen. At some point the Queen will give over to somebody else, probably Prince Charles. Or maybe she'll sadly die, and have to have that throne passed on. But there's a stop and start. Everything begins. Everything ends.

1:11 As we look around the world we see God created the heavens and the earth. Within that six day period He started the world. He started the hydrological cycle, which I always talk about, 'cos it's amazing. He started the planets spinning, and rotating. He started all this. There was a beginning. And we know from Revelation, there will be an end. It isn't just an endless cycle. There is a beginning, and there is an end. And in life, there are beginnings and ends too.

1:40 Perhaps you starting a new church. It's a start. It's something new. Maybe because you've moved. Maybe it's time to move on. Maybe you just don't like where you're at, it's not meeting your needs anymore. And you need to go somewhere where, actually, you can have those needs met and you can actually serve God. It's important! So, something starts, but when something starts there's so often an end.

1:40 With the BerryBunch, we've come to the end of quite a few seasons. Not planned to be at the same time but a number of our seasons of episodes have all suddenly stopped at the same time. Endurance has come to an end now. Family Prayer Time has come to an end now. And they'll come back in the future. We'll take about a month or so to to refresh all that stuff. But things have come to an end. But the things about that comes to an end is when something stops, something can start.

2:28 We only have so much capacity in life. We can't do everything. Therefore, to do new things, we actually did need to stop things. And one of the best things we can do as a Christian, ever, is to learn to say no. No isn't a bad word. No is a good word! Because what no does, what saying no to somebody does, is it gives us the opportunity to say yes to something that God wants us to do.

2:51 People will grab your time. If you're busy, I'm sure you know it's true, if you're busy, people will ask you to do stuff because they see you're busy, yhey see you can get stuff done. But actually, as Christians, it's important to do things. It's equally important to stop doing things. And one of the, one of my biggest passions, is to say to people to learn to say no. Because a Minister took his time to say, get to me, to learn to say the word no. So that the next person that asks you a question, Andy, just say no. I don't care if you want to do it or no, you're doing far too much in this church, say no!

3:21 And I did and it was liberating. And it was wonderful to say to somebody No, I'm not gonna do that. I've got other things to do. I was a worship leader. I was doing the PA. I was leading services. I was involved in the children's ministry and I was young I could do those things. And this is the point he made. You can do those now but you won't always be having the energy or the time.

3:40 Learn to say no. And when we say no, it means we can say yes to new things, and new beginnings, and new possibilities, new options. So learn to say no, it's a good thing.

3:51 Just a thought.

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