Welcome to our Blog – A collection of content to inform, inspire, encourage and equip you.

SHAKEN was developed in partnership with Connor Diocese and funded by the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.

We all feel shaken sometimes. Sometimes difficult things happen and we don’t know what to do, or how we feel.

SHAKEN is a resource is designed to help you make good choices to live well when life shakes you. 

We will be posting 20 Healthy Coping Mechanisms from SHAKEN, two each week, on social media and below on our blog. Try them all and discover which ones work best for you!

SHAKEN was developed in partnership with Connor Diocese and funded by the Church of Ireland Priorities Fund.

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Welcome to… Shaken!

Welcome to “Shaken”!We all feel shaken sometimes. Sometimes tricky things happen and we don't know what to do, or how we feel. These "Shaken" posts are designed to help you make good choices to live well when life shakes...

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Sharing not Shaken

Difficult things may SHAKE us, but we don’t need to stay SHAKEN. God who has seen what has shaken us, is UNSHAKEN. Starting next week we will be sharing 2 blog posts a week (every Tuesday and Friday) to help your young people stand...

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In this storm…

In this storm…

Luke 8:22-25In this storm, Jesus is present. And he speaks. We’re glad that Jesus hasn’t changed. That He is the same today as He was in this storm. His presence, that brings life and purpose now. Not when, or if, the storm passes. This invitation towards the love and...

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Staff team changes

Staff team changes

Dear supporter, volunteer, donor or praying friend, Some changes are taking place in the staff team at Big House. Mark Kernohan is taking the opportunity to build on his skills and will be moving on at the end of November. As a Board we are very grateful for all that...

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The Big Paddle

The Big Paddle

On 22nd September 2018 an intrepid team from The Big House, made up of supporters, volunteers and staff, will set out in canoes to paddle the length of Lower Bann from Toome to Coleraine. That’s 50km (31 miles) in just two days! They are doing this because they...

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Sponsor a Marathon Effort!

Sponsor a Marathon Effort!

A team of very dedicated supporters are pounding the streets as they prepare to run in the Belfast City Marathon, 2018. They are not just doing this for fun, or even to get fit, they are running to help young people experience God's love, especially when life is...

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Beautiful 2018

Beautiful 2018

Jesus said: “Are you tired? Worn Out? Burnt out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life." Matt 11:28-30 (MSG) What a journey we embarked on together at Beautiful 2018. An unforgettable Big House weekend shared with incredible young...

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Darkness came over the whole land UNTIL…

Darkness came over the whole land UNTIL…

Darkness is a part of life that we can struggle with at times. Whether it be when we rise in the morning to the dark outside our window, when sleepy heads are waking and looking for the switch on the kettle or whether it be a deep pain we or those we care for are...

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Whoops

Whoops

If you follow our social media accounts you may have noticed that our '12 Days of Christmas' campaign didn't get very far.  Day 4 to be exact.  That's my fault!  Whoops! Oh what plans I had!  Twelve inspirational posts talking about #hopeinthedarkness - a theme that...

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Unmentioned and Unbearable

Unmentioned and Unbearable

Let me tell you a story… I finished my seminar at a summer conference and, as the majority of delegates filed out, I turned my attention to the few folk hovering around to ask questions, share a story or seek prayer. There was a girl in her mid-twenties wearing the...

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