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Alignment Blog

Welcome to the ‘Alignment Blog‘. In the 7 days building up to SYC 2018 we will be posting a daily blog from speakers for this years SYC. The idea of this blog is to help offer some wisdom and insight into how we can be aligned to God in the build up to SYC and beyond.

In our preparation for SYC it is important that we seek God together, that we can grow in our walks with Him. Keep checking back each day for the latest blog, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily reminders.

Today is the day!

I do a bit of long distance running… I mean I’m no Mo Farah, but I have a go! I’m currently in training for a half marathon, the aim is to raise money for Home For Good and cross the finish line, in what ever means necessary!! One thing I have learnt about running is […]

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1 day to go… Rat in the Gap

Psalm 139:23-24 New International Version (NIV) Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. In my previous job, I worked as a financial adviser in a Bank. One day the strangest smell emerged […]

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2 days to go… Hide and Seek

PROVERBS 8:17 “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” When she was little, my younger cousin used to love playing hide and seek with me. Every time I saw her she would run up to me, all excited, and ask me to play. Of course, I always said yes. […]

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3 days to go… Are you ready to eat?

I don’t know about you, but I love food. I love cooking food, I love going out for food with friends and I love eating food. There is nothing more satisfying than when you are really hungry, then you eat your favourite meal. For me it would be Pad Thai from one of my favourite […]

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4 days to go… Battle For Victory

I’m extremely excited about the theme for SYC this year, ‘VICTORY’. Mainly because if I’m honest, growing up I didn’t really hear the word much! Let’s be real, I was never really the fastest at school. In fact I can remember very clearly being lapped in a 800m race on sports day in year 8. […]

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5 days to go… Lift Up Your Eyes

I saw a video recently which really made me chuckle. It was CCTV of a women walking through a shopping centre. She was looking down at her mobile phone and wasn’t looking where she was going so she ended up falling full length into a pool of water. I shouldn’t laugh really, because it could […]

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6 days to go… The Cost of Victory

For the first time in my lifetime, Victory felt like it was within our reach recently as England impressively fought their way up the ranks during the 2018 World Cup. With every match that we won, my support for the team grew stronger, my running commentary got louder, my crush on Harry Kane got deeper […]

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2017 – Day 8 – I Am Called

When I think of what it means to be aligned with God I think of us being called by God for a purpose and running with the purpose he has for us. As young people going through school, relationships, GCSES, finding jobs, looking at the future of what we are doing where we are going, […]

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2017 – Day 7 – Pray Through The Bible

Something that made a massive change to my bible reading was when I started praying through what I was reading. This helped me to feel like God was here with me as I’m reading, as if he’s sat in front, talking to me. It’s a powerful tool that will keep you from looking at the […]

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2017 – Day 6 – Great Expectations

A conversation that happened last Sunday morning went like this: Louise (my wife): “Jon, have you packed the kids’ bags for church?” Me: “Yep.” Clear and concise we’re a mean lean marriage machine. We’re singing from the same hymn sheet. We’re the dream team. We’re so in tune we keep finishing each other’s… Twenty minutes […]

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