Welcome to the ‘Walk To Glory’

Who and what is the ‘Walk to Glory’

Well at the moment it is me, Ian Straughan, an Operations Manager for a Leisure Company.

Being fairly well travelled, originally from the North of England but currently reside in greater Manchester.

I have been a Christian since April 1989 when I gave my life to the Lord in the John Wytcliffe Centre in West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK.  I attended the New Hope Bible College in Peterhead, Scotland in 1991.  In 1996 I later attended Buckinghamshire University, where I helped stage the first ever gospel concert ever held there, whilst studying for a BSc.(Hons) Psychology.  I was the Director of Evangelism at the New Testament of God Pentecostal church in High Wycombe under the guidance of my former minister the late Revd. H. A. Bruce. Dip.Th, B.ED. (Hons).

In 1990 as a volunteer at the YMCA I formed a Christian Fellowship Group for all residents (non-believers and atheist attended).  It was an open forum to develop understanding and was a very special time in my life for several years.

The walk to glory itself was started in 1994 by myself with support from several friends from different churches, ethnic groups and countries.  It was originally produced by myself on Microsoft Publisher and distributed by post.  At first only 20/50 copies were sent out each month and soon rose to three hundred.  Readers used to send in stamps, as I funded it myself, and continue to do so, ‘thank you Lord for the introduction of the internet’.  It was my friend of 20 or so years David Knowles (a good Christian, comitted father of two boys and the husband to a loving wife Els) who agreed to use his skills as a graphic designer living in the in the Netherlands to assist me in turning my ideas into this blogg, for which I am truly grateful.

At the ‘Walk To Glory’ we are committed to producing encouraging and uplifting pieces of work for the enjoyment of all who choose to visit this site.
Although sharing our faith in a loving light hearted way, is our ultimate aim, we have no intention of offending or getting into debates with any person, group or organisation.
Allowing our readers to submit their own inspiring work is our way of sharing and interacting with them. Variety and differing views will ensure that this Blogg will be interesting and diverse.
Please feel free to enter your comments at the end of any article that is of interest to you or any questions you may have. Alternatively go to the contact page and email us direct.

I sincerely hope this Blog brings you joy and encouragement.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at the ‘Walk To Glory’

A thought

This is the time of year when people reflect on family. Some remember loved ones who are no longer with us. For Christians we consider and give thanks for the birth of Jesus Christ. Most people think about bringing joy to their children by way of giving presents. Charities make a more concerted effort to reach the less fortunate both near and far. Sadly it can be a lonely time for many individuals. I normally tend to get away and sit on some distant sunny beach to reflect and think about what I have achieved as a christian, as person, then as a employee. I probably think too deeply, so I don’t have to address the things I’ve not done, the things I have been unable to achieve, the people I may have hurt or caused distress by careless words and the duties I’ve neglected. For those reason I seek Gods loving forgiveness continually. However, no matter what I think I always thank The Lord I have life and health and another chance to help others, work harder and strive to be a better person than previously. Merry Christmas everyone,on this small planet we call earth, I pray you all have peace in your hearts, health and the love of your family, friends and God. Have a better New Year to.