No visa required

Simon AllabyUncategorised

The family had spent 9 months planning a trip to Barcelona. It had been a complicated business because their foster children were refugees from a war-torn North African nation and endless paperwork had to be completed to obtain visas for them to travel. The final hurdle was an interview at the Spanish Embassy in London. But on the appointed day, the boys … Read More

Leaving a review

Simon AllabyUncategorised

On-line comments sometimes make for interesting reading. Take for example the comment posted by one Dr Montague underneath a YouTube video of a famous evangelist speaking on the subject ‘What is Christianity’.  I suspect that the good Dr had not watched the video because he wrote: ‘If you believe in the trinity then Jesus was god incarnate. In the Old testament … Read More

Spiderman of the 18th

Simon AllabyAudio, Story, Uncategorised

Now dubbed the ‘Spiderman of the 18th’ Mamoudou Gassama was a passer-by when he noticed from a 4thfloor Paris balcony a child dangling by his fingertips, poised to drop to the ground at any moment.  Without thinking Mamoudou ran across the street and in seconds had climbed the outside of the building and rescued the boy, to the astonishment of … Read More

The Great Invitation

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It’s estimated that nearly 2 billion people watched the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle on Saturday 19thMay 2018. Over 100,000 gathered in the streets of Windsor to watch the carriage-ride procession, while 1200 were invited inside the walls of the castle to get an even closer look.  600 received invitations to the service itself and the wedding breakfast that … Read More

Unwelcome interruptions

Simon AllabyAudio, Story, Uncategorised

While she may not have scored many points, the British entry to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be forever remembered as the singer who was interrupted half way through her song.  SuRie was giving it her all and thoroughly enjoying the night when a protester ran on to the stage and grabbed the microphone from her hand before being … Read More

Never Ending Story

Simon AllabyAudio, Story, Uncategorised

No matter how good or long the story there comes a point in every show when the curtains close for the last time.  The actors have taken their final bow and the audience clapped and cheered their approval.  But then the theatre empties and everyone returns home to the lives that they left behind.  The story fades and becomes just … Read More

Time for a Break!

Simon AllabyUncategorised

Turn The Page will be taking a short break while we complete a re-build of the app.  The new app will have a fresh new look, be more user-friendly and will resolve some issues with the Android platform.  We’ll also be launching video stories on Instagram in the coming weeks.  So make sure you have notifications turned on and look … Read More

Taking a Short Break

Simon AllabyUncategorised

Turn the Page is taking a short break this week, but I’ll be back with a new story on Monday 27th February. I really hope that you are continuing to enjoy the stories, and that they are helping you to discover the ‘more to this life’ that we were all created for.  If you have downloaded the app then you … Read More

60SG Mark 9:2-13

Simon AllabyAudio, Story, Uncategorised

2-4 Six days later, three of them did see it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them. Elijah, along with Moses, came into view, in deep conversation with Jesus.   5-6 Peter interrupted, … Read More