With Us

We all know what it’s like to feel black and blue – battered by life, beaten up and bruised by stuff that we go through along our journey of faith. Sometimes we feel like we’re on our knees and that God is no-where to be found. But He always comes through for us, and, whether we feel Him near or not, He has promised to never leave us or forsake us.

Below I share two videos. The first video is of some powerful testimonies of friends who have gone through tough times recently, but who have come through with massive stories of God’s faithfulness.

The second video is our music video with a spontaneous time of free worship at the end. The track was recorded live at our pad in London, with a make-shift PA, but we trust that it’ll be a blessing for some struggling in their own black and blue times. We’ve gotta be better as church at walking through very tough stuff together and having songs not just of victory and faith-filled declaration but also of lament to enable us to boldly come before our Daddy God together, Who wants to know how we’re really doing.

My prayer for you watching this is that you would know the presence of Jesus with you wherever you’re currently at, whether mountain or valley, and that faith would arise in your heart that the very real, living and all-powerful Comforter is with you as you listen and sing your own new song.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1: 3-5




Original articles: With Us Live & With Us: Oikos (Behind the Scenes at Home)

The Wonderful Work of Hannah Dunnett

A friend of mine was on holiday over the summer with her family. They were exploring a little village when they spotted a Christian book shop. They went in to have a look and found amid the stock a collection of beautiful greeting cards.

There were paintings and illustrations of all sorts of things; mountains, the sea, a house, a forest…all the kind of images I love, but when you look closer you see that each picture is embedded with scritpures. Every wave, every tree, every cloud contains a verse from the Bible and the verses all tie in together so that each card is not only a picture of a house or the sea but a picture of God’s truth.

When my friend told me about the cards I thought they sounded interesting but it wasn’t until she sent one my way that I saw how moving they are.

The card she sent me is called ‘Live at Peace’ and even now that I have looked up the artist and browsed her works online this is still my favourite.

Live at Peace

We are currently working towards finding our first house so this artwork is a lovely reminder that whilst we talk about locations, parking, built in wardrobes….that what we really want to build our home around is God’s word; His ways and His love.

The artist behind this work is Hannah Dunnett and you can see her work on her website www.benandhannahdunnett.com which she runs with her equally creative husband Ben.

Their whole collection is lovely. I am quite tempted to get the Live at Peace one as a print. Here are a few more of my favourites.

Lover and Beloved
Trust in God
Seasoned with Salt

The work comes in the form of greeting cards, art prints, poster prints and, most excitingly for a stationary geek like me; journals! My birthday is coming up soon so if anyone out there is in a present buying mood this is a good place to start! (I can dream right?)