The challenge of walking with the God who knows me  

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If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17

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Thinking Marriage

Surprised by Eva coming from no where

God's grace

Not Nice

Showing leadership in a team setting


Faith Trip

A trip to serve with no money

Faith / Dependence


Encountering Eva


Eva's Dad

Encountering Eva's father

Doing what is right

Prove Self

Drive to prove self brings focus on self

Character  Rest

Job Hunt

An unsuccessful job hunt

Security in Jesus


Struggles with identity looking for work

Security in Jesus

First Fish

Finding a job after marriage

Trust God's words

Buy the House

Persevering in buying a house

Trust God to be faithful

Who is God?

Will God save when I walk into trap?


Heads and Saviours

Issues of marriage and ministry

Leadership in marriage

Fear the Lord

Integrity in the face of pressure

Speed limits and rules

Expensive Truth

A squeeze over truth and money.



The Spirit tries to warn me of trouble.

Listening to God.


An opportunity lost to resolve differences


This section covers the years from my move to El Paso where I worked on an electronic control system and was involved with the Navigator Student Ministry at UTEP.  Then meeting Eva and marriage in the midst of returning to the UK.  It ends with my time working in London with STC.  There I was developing transatlantic telephone cables.  This ended when the Navigators asked us to join their student ministry.


Eva & I before marriage, My team at Show Low program, Home in Cardiff before marriage, Wedding day, talk to friends,  Our house in London, A boy is born, Eva & I at UK blessing, Sunset in El Paso