2016: Annus Horribilis or Year of Great Blessing?

There is no question this has been a remarkable year both personally and in the public consciousness. I have been reminded of the Queen's famous description of 1992 as an Annus horribilis when in typical British understatement she said, "1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure."2016 is a year when we have been very conscious of the deaths of what seems like a remarkably large number of celebrities. The stars of the sixties who have clung onto fame ever since are … [Read more...]

45 practical ways to improve your health and wellbeing

Despite being a doctor, I have not always been very good at taking good care of myself physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. So a few years ago I constructed a list of practical advice as much for myself as for my readers about how to strengthen what I call the four pillars of mental health and well being.Today, I went back and expanded the list, which now includes links to articles on the web and some resources to help you improve your health. The resulting complete … [Read more...]

And so my nest begins to empty…

Mixture of emotions this morning as we will be taking my eldest daughter Tamasin Warnock to the airport later today for her to go to South Africa as a volunteer for six months! I am obviously a bit sad as we will miss her, and this is really our first experience of the nest beginning to empty. Of course she is part of the boomerang generation so I fully expect her to come back home afterwards! But I am massively proud of my eldest daughter. This project is something Tamasin found, applied for, a … [Read more...]

SERMON: Abounding in Thanksgiving

The above sermon was preached at Jubilee Church on Sunday 31st May. Here are the notes I preached from: Colossians 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. I am, just like you, grateful in light of all God has done. We celebrated vision day, then international day, thankful to God What could we better look at in God’s word than an exhortation to abound in T … [Read more...]

Reflecting on twenty years with the same wife, church and career

Today and yesterday I've spent multiple hours carefully completing a General Medical Council Revalidation Appraisal From. If you are a UK Doctor you will know all about this (or if you don't you better find out very quickly!)  But for those of you who are not, this process is a very scary one as for the first time in my twenty year long career, I have to prove that I am worthy to carry on practicing as a doctor.A big part of completing such a form is reflecting. This is something I have not … [Read more...]

Four meetings with water

My son George is a real cute one sometimes. Tonight when I was tucking him into bed he prayed as follows:Thank you Lord that I had four meetings with water today: Shower in the morning, swimming at school, the rain, and shower in the evening. Amen! … [Read more...]

Happy 18th Birthday to Tamasin Warnock

When I first started blogging I thought this site would be of most interest for my family. I thought that I might write things that my children would read in future years. The rest of you have kind of evicted my family as the primary audience over the years. Well today, this is a post for US, but you are welcome to look in.As I write, 8 years ago yesterday, our fifth child was born, George. Although he was only born at around 5pm we were home within a couple of hours and preparing for … [Read more...]

Guest post: Singleness is a gift, have you unwrapped it?

Today is Valentines Day.In honor of the many faithful godly single people I know, I wanted to share a guest post that is of relevance to all of us, but especially those who face today without a partner.This article was written by someone who I am going to call Phoebe:“Singleness is a gift.”“Yes I’m sure it is Lord, for a few special (probably slightly odd) people but I’m not one of those chosen ones, no thank you.”I had read 1 Corinthians 7:71 and I knew that the bible declare … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

As I write this it is just past midnight. The breakfast table is laid. The potatoes are pealed. We are just about to lay the presents out around and on the tree. And we wait for the kids to all be soundly asleep so "Father Christmas" can do his rounds.It is Christmas Day for us.May Jesus' presence be close to you this Christmas.May you have enjoyable rest time with your family.May you be well fed.May there be laughter.But among the happiness spare a thought for those … [Read more...]

Revelation TV interview: my story and Hope Reborn

I found filming this interview very emotional. Indeed, at one point I was close to tears. I was asked to share my testimony of conversion, and we spoke about the role that my tent preaching grandfather and prophecy had in shaping my life and ministry. When we turned to discuss Hope Reborn, it struck me that this book, probably more than anything else I have done so far, fulfills the prophetic charge my grandfather gave me.This video should help you understand the goals behind Hope Reborn a … [Read more...]