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Walking backwards to Christmas

Walking Backwards to Christmas Walking Backwards to Christmas gives you a new and grown-up perspective on the Nativity story you first encountered in school and church Nativity plays. Stephen Cottrell gets you back into the real meaning of the childhood...

Getting the most out of events

Events - making the most of them I hosted one of our events near Stratford upon Avon and took the opportunity to observe how different attendees ‘behaved’ during the event and thought that sharing a bit of what I noticed might be useful to everyone –...

First impressions

First impressions - they’re so important You probably know the saying: “You only have one chance to create a first impression” and you’ll know how true it is. First impressions count! So if you’ve only got one chance to make a first impression then...

Profile compatability

Profile compatability How to assess if someone is compatible with you based on reading their profile I’ve rarely met anyone who is capable of reserving judgement about someone they meet until they have truly got to know them. It seems that all of us do...

Identification

Identification   Discover the best ways to meet single Christians facebook Twitter Pinterest RSS...

The Journey

The Journey - By Sheila Jacobs Recently, I was asked to go on a walk with a friend. Now, this wasn’t just an ‘ordinary’ walk. This was a proper walk.  An organised one.  And it was advertised as ‘five and a half miles’. That seemed like a journey!...

Just how open to God are you?

Open to God It’s my passionate belief that as Christians we have access to the maker of the Universe – to a God who can do absolutely anything. He can move mountains – and do things in our lives that are wondrous and ‘unbelievable’ to non believers. ...

Vegetables – An analogy about the sexes

Vegetables - An analogy about the sexes (An article for women only!) I’ve been wondering quite a lot recently why men and women approach dating so differently, and particularly why so many of the women on our books say there are no decent men ‘out...

St. Paul on singleness

Personal Thoughts on St. Paul's writings about singleness St. Paul is often bandied about as someone whose was in favour of singleness - and often quoted as saying that singleness was the best and preferred state. The verse most commonly used is as...

Who do you hang around with?

Who you hang around with matters! There's a saying I was taught a few years ago that goes: "Who you hang around with really matters" and over the years I've come to see how true it is. It's based on the theory that the 5 people we spend most of our time...

The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman Although this is a book primarily for couples we’re recommending  The 5 Love Languages because knowing what your love language is, and how that may differ from other people’s is a...

How busy are you really Part 2

How are you spending your time? How busy are you really Part 2 I have previously written an article titled ‘How busy are you really?’ which struck a cord with a number of members who I’ve chatted to about it.  But one of them was saying that time was an...

Living with rejection

Why we don’t have to live with rejection - a lesson from Leah By Sheila Jacobs I guess we’ve all been there... The feeling of our self-esteem crashing to the ground; not being ‘good enough’, however hard we try; perhaps being replaced by ‘A N Other’....

Beauty and the Beast

Could the fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast' speak to you? To be honest I’m totally shocked at how the society we live in today judges people almost exclusively by pictures. Take Tinder for example – the smart phone dating app where you swipe left or...

Families and how to survive them

Families and how to survive them by Robin Skynner and John Cleese Despite the title of this book being about families it’s a very important read for people looking for relationships as it deals with who and why we are attracted to certain people. It...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong - some light hearted humour When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famour ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ statement, but followed it by several remarks. Mostly...

Sheila Jacobs – Author interview

Sheila Jacobs - Author Interview Many of you will be familiar with the articles that Sheila Jacobs has written for Cloud9 over the past couple of years. If you've seen our webpage about the very exciting resource we're currently offering members (The...

Heaven’s supermarket

Heaven’s Supermarket By Robert Brandenberg I was walking down life’s highway, when it wasn’t long before, That I saw a sign which read: HEAVEN’S UNIVERSAL STORE. I came a little closer, the doors slid open wide, And somehow I found myself standing right...