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The Price of Ignorance

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By T. McDonald . | Date 1st of November 2019 | Updated on 15th April 2021 Ever woke up and thought, ‘Is this it?’ Have you ever been plagued with the idea that something is wrong with the world or your life; something you can’t quite put your finger on? If you have seen the matrix, you may be aware of the famous quote about having a splinter in the mind. Something in life is wrong and that thing is the price of ignorance. Something in life is wrong.  The fictional character Morpheus from the movie The Matrix (1999) explains: ‘ …there is something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it is there like a splinter in your mind… ’ So, what is it that is troubling people so much that it comes out in modern media and common sayings?  To answer that question, we must first look at what we are. We are animals. Animals need to find resources by which to sustain themselves and humans are no different. Notably, many people also have pets ranging from dogs and cats to

How Numbers relates to your baptism.

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By T. McDonald . | Date 14th of September 2019 Numbers is the fourth book of the Pentateuch, which in Judaism is called the Torah.   The Pentateuch/Torah consists of five books all by Moses under the influence of and inspired by G-d.   Numbers relates to your post baptism life by symbolising:   a journey with G-d and the trust it requires; and grumbling to G-d. Numbers symbolises how a journey with Jesus requires trust.   After leaving Egypt, the Israelites stayed at mount Sinai for a year.   At the end of this year, a census is conducted and instructions of how the tribes where to be arranged around the tabernacle given.   The tabernacle was to be at the centre with the twelve tribes around the Levites and the priests.   This is a key point: G-d is to be at the centre.   This raises some questions, is G-d at the centre of your life; do you trust Jesus?   Do you wish you had never started this journey with Jesus or are you feeling optimistic about the future?   Getting

All Saints Annual Plant Sale Is A Raging Success!

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  By T. McDonald | 30/05/19   All Saints Church in Newmarket , Suffolk, UK held a n event to raise money for the c hurch b y selling plants , which took place on Tuesday the 28 th of May .    The wall just outside the front of the church was covered in a great selection of interesting plants.  I had a good look before settling on a tray of Begonia Lotto.  Tea and cake were available Inside the church with some delightful conversation from all those inside.  In addition, I spoke to Max Osborne, the vicar at the church who told me about the cornerstone project, which this year was the reason for the plant sale.  The project aims to improve that accessibility of the church to all people of all abilities.  Furthermore, Max hopes to provide usable facilities to the community such as an office for counselling and changing rooms for those with a radar key.  The church also has plans to revamp the current kitchen.   For more information about the co

The Walk Of Witness

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By T. McDonald   | 20 April 2019 People from churches all over Newmarket gathered together at the Bill Tutte memorial on Good Friday morning for a service. The service included singing and readings at two locations around Newmarket with a walk of reflection in between. The Bill Tutte memorial was the location of the first stage of the two part walk of witness. The service started at 10:45am with a reading and some singing in glorious sunshine. As I sat listening to the singing, I could not help noticing the variety of people attending the event from young to old. Furthermore, the vibe of the crowd was very friendly considering the large size of it; it was not intimidating in the least. Immediately after the singing, we walked down the main road then to the guineas to the next location. As we walked, a lady said to me that we should walk in silence and reflect upon the Easter message, so I did as she asked. I found it difficult, however, to imagine what it would have been