Category Archives: acceptance

Shall we be Friends?

Bill had always found it difficult to make friends, especially at school. He didn’t feel very clever and he wasn’t even good at sport, he felt like a nobody and it seemed like everyone treated him that way. Life had … Continue reading

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Are we Living like Easter Saturday Believers in an Easter Sunday World?

Cleopas and his friend trudged along the road towards Emmaus trying to process what had happened. They had been so sure that Jesus was the Messiah but now he was dead. If Jesus was the Messiah, he appeared to be a … Continue reading

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Every Church needs a Lucy

So, I asked my daughter if she would rather go to our church or the church that she had visited with me the week before. She said that she would like to go back to the other church and when I asked … Continue reading

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Lent Reflection 1: Do you know who you are?

When Jesus was in the wilderness, two of his temptations began with these words: If you are the son of God, then… It’s strange isn’t it! You would have thought that being told to turn stones into bread when you … Continue reading

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The One About the Profound Irony

As I shared communion tonight, I looked up and saw these words on the screen: survive & thrive The words immediately felt ironic and inappropriate because we were focusing on the death of Jesus on the cross. After all: Jesus … Continue reading

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The One About True Love

I recently came across the picture ‘Love that Lifts a Child’ by Kristi Valiant which is I think is a beautiful image and illustration of true love. The picture is inspired by the story of the Prodigal son in which a son asked for … Continue reading

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Advent 14: Did Mary Cry?

Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem but none of Joseph’s relatives offered them a place to stay. Although most nativity plays have an innkeeper, the Bible doesn’t actually mention there being one. Some English Bible translations do mention an inn, … Continue reading

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Holding On and Being Held

As we paddled in the lake, the rocks were getting a little slippy and so my daughter took my hand. As we waded deeper she held my hand tighter and I made sure that I had a good grip on … Continue reading

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The one about Looking Clean and Shiny

So, I drove my son to Prom a few weeks ago and this meant that our car got a wash for the first time in nearly a year. This got me thinking about how some people feel the need to … Continue reading

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God’s Unfailing Love

I’ve been reading the Psalms and I’ve noticed how frequently ‘God’s unfailing love’ is mentioned’ In contrast to this, we live in a culture where things are disposable and where very little is built to last. Is the idea of … Continue reading

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