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Jeremiah 29:11 - New Living Translation: For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. I was flicking through some music the other day, and came across one of older albums. It’s a live version of Garth Brooks on tour, and the one song that always jumps out at me is the I’ve linked below, and it’s the title for this blog. Throughout our life, we’ve often faced trials of many kinds, and this frequently leads to prayer. But, sometimes, our prayers are more like we’ve rewritten that well known scripture above.

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he looks at Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 and what it all means. He challenges those of us who are young not to waste our youth; it is short and time flies by. He also reminds us of the dangers of making decisions based on how many likes we get on social media.

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he looks at Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 and what it all means. He challenges those of us who are young not to waste our youth; it is short and time flies by. He also reminds us of the dangers of making decisions based on how many likes we get on social media. In addition, Andy B draws our attention to the man who had the most pleasure in life, King Solomon himself, and what conclusions he reached on the subject of pleasure.

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This post is mostly about me asking for your recommendations and suggestions for your favourite podcasts and Bible reading plans or study books. We’re taking a couple of weeks from creating our usual output, and it’s giving us an opportunity as a family to catch up on all sorts of things, rethink things and rest as a family in a different way. We’ve washed the car, dumped a broken sofa at the tip, rearranged some furniture and taken a look at our lives to see where we have been wasting time, or where God might be calling us to do other things. Busy can be great, but being too busy – for too long – is never something to cultivate, because it means we probably think we know more than God (never a good place to let ourselves arrive at)!

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With discussion around Fish and Chips, Sweet and Sour Sauce and Gloves hands, Andy B does his usual and takes ordinary, every day objects and situations, and helps us dig deeper into the basics of how Faith and Prayer work together. With a very strong reminder, and warning - from the book of James - about why we need both Faith and Prayer, Andy B encourages us to all to get on our knees more, to learn to know Jesus better.

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Starting out the real basics of Prayer, Andy B takes a good look at what Prayer is. He also looks at when we should pray, how we should pray. He also answers the question of what we can pray! Returning to the most simplest forms of prayer – conversation – Andy B seeks to show us how prayer is a gift from God, that God desires us to use, because God uses our words to change situations around the world.

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I usually do an Andy B 2 minute video, most days. They are my way of making sense of some of the things I've seen or faced. And they can range from something as simple as my Andy B 2 Minute Video, Rice Maker Handle - and what that can teach us about our relationship with God, to something a little more biblically inspired, like my Andy B 2 minute Video, Roundabouts, Judging and Waiting, S3, E23, which was an incident that happened out on the road, and what we can all learn from that!

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With discussion around Fish and Chips, Sweet and Sour Sauce and Gloves hands, Andy B does his usual and takes ordinary, every day objects and situations, and helps us dig deeper into the basics of how Faith and Prayer work together. With a very strong reminder, and warning – from the book of James – about why we need both Faith and Prayer, Andy B encourages us to all to get on our knees more, to learn to know Jesus better. And, just like Fish and Chips or Sweet and Sour Sauce, Faith and Prayer complement each other perfectly.

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We get reminders to renew our house insurance, our car insurance, our breakdown cover and host of other things. But do we put as much effort into ensuring our car doesn’t suddenly become illegal to drive on the road, or let our house insurance run out ; if we’re renting in the UK this is something we can’t, not, have. Time with God can be so easily squeezed out of our days due to the unexpected things that crop up.

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I was remembering a home we lived in a few years ago. Because it was on a mountain, and because it was our favourite place to live – ever. From the front window of that house you could easily see a good chunk of the mountain, and we were always blown away by what we saw, the magnificence of nature, changing vistas, circling birds of prey…

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God's intentions for our busiest and quietest day, rarely look what we might think. In a bid to give God a helping hand with our lives should be, and how we think He should help us make them look, there is God smiling lovingly, and patiently waiting for us to ask Him what His best plan is for us.

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We have a regular, weekday, Live Broadcast Prayer time - at 7pm UK (3pm EDT) on our Facebook page. We take 10 minutes to pray for things in the world, and work through prayer requests we've been sent: we've been honoured to pray for people all over the world: 6 minutes praying to God and 2 minutes saying thankyou to God. 10 minutes, tops!

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We have a regular, weekday, Live Broadcast Prayer time - at 7pm UK (3pm EDT) on our Facebook page. We take 10 minutes to pray for things in the world, and work through prayer requests we've been sent: we've been honoured to pray for people all over the world: 6 minutes praying to God and 2 minutes saying thankyou to God. 10 minutes, tops!

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We have a regular, weekday, Live Broadcast Prayer time - at 7pm UK (3pm EDT) on our Facebook page. We take 10 minutes to pray for things in the world, and work through prayer requests we've been sent: we've been honoured to pray for people all over the world: 6 minutes praying to God and 2 minutes saying thankyou to God. 10 minutes, tops!

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We have a regular, weekday, Live Broadcast Prayer time - at 7pm UK (3pm EDT) on our Facebook page. We take 10 minutes to pray for things in the world, and work through prayer requests we've been sent: we've been honoured to pray for people all over the world: 6 minutes praying to God and 2 minutes saying thankyou to God. 10 minutes, tops!