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  • Writer's pictureAlan and Jean McKinnell

Route 4. Toulouse - the high life.



In 1996 we arrived in Toulouse. I had a good job with British Aerospace, a good salary with bonuses, and we started buying into the 'good life'. We had a house with a pool in a small French village, I bought a large 4x4 and with plenty of time off we settled into the good life, oh and did I mention we had a large, well stocked bar.

We were papering over the cracks of a failing marriage but there just wasn't enough paper to go round, disaster and divorce were looming, but God.

Jean got 'saved' while flicking through the tv channels and I got 'saved' eventually. After thinking my wife had flipped it I came to know the truth and the truth has set me free.

One of the biggest truths I had to face was the truth of what I was really like inside and the truth, as it often does, hurt, only God through His Son Jesus could change me, and He did, for which I am forever greatful.

Our new life that we came to France searching for was about to begin for real, by being real. Not by glossing things over but by facing things head on and with Jesus at the centre.


John 8:32 New King James Version 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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