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The 2nd Morning

Good morning my friend,
It’s here!
The 2nd morning.
The world was born one morning… when God put one man in a garden and gave him a woman as a companion.
The world was born-again on another morning… when the God-man walked out of his tomb into the garden – and was mistaken for a gardener by the precious woman who had been his companion and friend.
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The world gave our King a cross. They never imagined he would use that wood to make a throne.
We know his forgiveness in this life, and we long for the day when we will see his face. It will be familiar – not because we have seen it before – but because in his face we will see the perfection of all the things that we loved in this life that were truly good. We will have found the source of all those streams. All the beauty, stirrings, nostalgia and vision we found in our art, poems and music will be seen to have been but imperfect glimpses refracting off the mirrors from that majestic place we will one day call home. I bet the coffee is gre…

Jones Family News for Nottingham

Hello Nottingham (and other British friends),
We’ve got some bitter-sweet news.
I have been invited to come and lead a Christian congregation south of Cambridge and Irdi, my children and I have all agreed that we should say ‘yes’.
In many ways, the nature of our work will not be changing much. We will still be preaching good news and mentoring Christians. But now we will be doing it below Cambridge, with a new crew and wearing the hat of an official pastor and family.
The congregation we are taking on is a small one, but one that is hungry for renewal and wanting to engage their community with the gospel. As is the case, we want to work with them.
After almost seven years in Nottingham there is some sadness to this. I, particularly, have developed a rather nostalgic love for this city. Some of the best friendships I have ever enjoyed have been formed in this city. We are not leaving a bad situation. Rather we feel God leading us into a situation where we can better serve him.
When will we…