Entries by Lou Moore

IF:Chichester

What is IF? IF is a ministry that has grown out of America across the world and is a tool for churches to use to gather, equip and unleash women whilst asking the question “If God is real, then what?” The tools they provide are; IF:Gathering – a yearly conference that can be experienced locally […]

When Your Friends Come and Visit…

Nearly 3 weeks on from when Chris and Craig Westhoff arrived and I am still processing my copious amounts of notes written from the wisdom they shared.  What an honour to have these gifted friends come and hang out and minister to us for a whole 2 weeks – and the good news is they […]

It’s Time to Lean in Together

    Last night was our third Leaders Community gathering since we launched in September. As an elders team we really felt this was an area God was prompting us to prioritise and be intentional about, that is an integral part of what is needed if we are to move forward into everything God has for […]

God is Still God

This morning was a fairly typical morning in the Moore household.  I sat down to do a 10 minute devotional from IF:Equip and got about half way through before Martha wanted a story and/or Rupert needed feeding.  This is what life is like with two little ones.  There isn’t much time.  Life is hectic, fast, messy […]

Andrew Benson’s thoughts on the Father’s love

“The Prodigal Son” Charlie Mackesy       At church a couple of Sundays ago, our guest Jon Petersen asked us to reflect on the following scripture:   “Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt […]

There is no pride in going alone

  I am a few months in to being a mother of two and I have just about caught my breath.  There have been situations and circumstances that have made this adjustment just that little bit harder but it finally feels like we are getting the hang of it.  At least, there are hours (sometimes […]

Freedom within Boundaries

    Freedom within boundaries   I have been watching my 2 yr old daughter Martha walk round the kitchen, mainly talking gobble-de-gook to herself, hearing her repeat phrases that I must say a million times a day that she has picked up.  “Right”, “so”, “that’s it, good girl”, all hilarious little conversations between her […]

“I believe in the fairy tale marriage”

    Let me just say from the get go: I am for marriage (I am also for singleness). I am for healthy, functioning relationships. I believe in the fairy tale marriage. *Gasp*…It’s just that I have a slightly different view of what that looks like to the picture we are sold by this world. […]

Lou’s blog: Prompted to pray at work

I’ll let you in on a secret, I am not very good at praying.  I find it hard.  I get distracted.  I can’t find the words.  I tell myself I don’t have the time.  I doubt.  I get myself to a place where I know I should have been on my knees way before getting […]