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Ros' Blog

Blog posts, articles and news from our Training Resources Developer, Ros Bayes. You can find Ros' own blog by following this link.



Life Will be Different Now (Ros' Blog)

Life Will be Different Now (Ros' Blog)

A disabled man sits in a back room, overlooked by all the world, visited a few times a day by a staff member with food, but ignored the rest of the time. Confined to... read more »

Don’t Just Do Something – Sit There! (Ros' Blog)

Don’t Just Do Something – Sit There! (Ros' Blog)

I think that Brenda from Bristol spoke for many, if not most, of us when she was told that our Prime Minister has called a snap election. You have probably seen her on TV... read more »

Look How Far We've Come (Ros' Blog)

Look How Far We've Come (Ros' Blog)

It was an icy winter’s afternoon just before Christmas, and with perfect timing the snow was falling on our outing to the London Emmanuel Choir’s annual Christmas concert at Westminster Central Hall. We had... read more »

Time to Celebrate (Ros' Blog)

Time to Celebrate (Ros' Blog)

I get the impression that God loves an excuse to celebrate. The Bible stories are full of them. From the annual celebration when the harvest was brought in, to the Year of Jubilee every... read more »

20 Years of God's Faithfulness (Ros' Blog)

20 Years of God's Faithfulness (Ros' Blog)

1997. The year of Labour’s landslide victory under Tony Blair. Scientists succeeded in cloning a large organism, resulting in the birth of Dolly the sheep. The first Harry Potter novel was published and the... read more »

The Day Salvation Lay in the Hands of Disabled People (Ros' Blog)

The Day Salvation Lay in the Hands of Disabled People (Ros' Blog)

There’s a story in the Old Testament that I’ve grown to love. In fact, if you’ve been to any of my training workshops you may well have heard me speak of it – I... read more »

Let Go, and Let Him (Ros' Blog)

Let Go, and Let Him (Ros' Blog)

This week’s guest blog from Gwen Davies is timely, as the Prime Minister is acknowledging the need for improvements in mental health services. It’s an area where the Church can make a difference. LET GO... read more »

Happy New Year (Ros' Blog)

Happy New Year (Ros' Blog)

The Israelites of the Old Testament certainly knew how to celebrate festivals in style. From the festivals of Passover and First Fruits in the month of Nisan, the start of the liturgical year, through... read more »

Swords into Ploughshares (Ros' Blog)

Swords into Ploughshares (Ros' Blog)

As I write, it looks as though the massacre in, and entire destruction of, Aleppo will eclipse even the genocide at Srebrenica in 1995. Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria remain... read more »

Here Comes The Bride (Ros' Blog)

Here Comes The Bride (Ros' Blog)

I was looking round the congregation at my church yesterday and thinking what a mixed bunch we are. The youngest present was about two years old, the oldest in his mid-eighties. There were... read more »

Meet the Bravest of Britain! (Ros' Blog)

Meet the Bravest of Britain! (Ros' Blog)

I recently had the privilege of talking to Mark McGowan who has just been awarded both the Community Champion award and the Bravest of Britain award in the Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons... read more »

Secrets of the Heart (Ros' Blog)

Secrets of the Heart (Ros' Blog)

Have you ever had one of those moments when you feel there is no one who really understands all you are going through? Even people who’ve been through similar experiences don’t always understand one... read more »

Permission to Fail (Ros' Blog)

Permission to Fail (Ros' Blog)

I was talking to a friend recently about the difficulty she has in finding people willing to get involved and take leadership roles in groups and church activities. “People don’t want to do it,”... read more »

The Five Essentials (Ros' Blog)

The Five Essentials (Ros' Blog)

When I was younger, sailing was my passion. My father and some of his friends used to charter a couple of yachts from Maldon in Essex for a fortnight every summer and run two... read more »

Here’s to the Paralympics! (Ros' Blog)

Here’s to the Paralympics! (Ros' Blog)

This week’s blog post takes the form of an interview with Michael Sharkey, a visually impaired athlete who was part of the Team GB goal ball team at the London Paralympics. Can you tell us... read more »

Mental Health, God’s Way (Ros' Blog)

Mental Health, God’s Way (Ros' Blog)

When we did our survey of disabled peoples’ experience of church, some of the respondents were people with mental health difficulties. Sadly, their experience was that churches had little understanding of these conditions and... read more »

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