Monthly Feature

Put Down Your Oars

Lent is approaching which means the inevitable question: what will you be giving up this year? But perhaps that's only half the question... There can be a tendency to focus on ourselves, so it all becomes about 'me', what 'I' am giving up. However, Lent is not merely about forgoing the sugar in your tea [...]
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Are You Looking Forwards or Backwards?

Whatever your outlook, January brings with it an opportunity to take stock and lay before God our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. But for many of us, the baggage of the past prevents us from seeing clearly ahead. Of course what’s gone before matters – all our stumbles and wrong turns teach [...]
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Christmas Is All About the Kids

They say Christmas is really all about the children – and here at Cinnamon we couldn’t agree more. We love the anticipation of Christmas eve, the chocolate advent calendars and school nativity plays as much as anyone – but the main reason we love Christmas is the child it’s all about: Jesus. There’s something truly [...]
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Where Is Your Treasure?

What would you do with a lump sum of inheritance money? Pay off the mortgage, go on holiday, save for your children’s university fund? In 2010, Ed Walker used his inheritance money to buy a house – not for himself, but for young men in his community who were struggling to transition back into life [...]
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Thinking Outside the Box

Are you a Baby Boomer or a Millennial? Marketers have made a billion-dollar industry ‘mining data’ about us, so they can stick us into boxes. One of the ideas being that if we understand each other better, we can communicate more effectively. In principle it sounds like a good idea, but Jesus never made assumptions [...]
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