Category Archives: hope

Hopeless or Hope?

It’s possible that following the General Election result in the UK that you are feeling despondent today? A few weeks ago I produced this design for a prayer card that we are going to circulate to the homes around our … Continue reading

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The Light of Jesus Shines Everywhere, Even In and On Brokenness

In the village of Alresford in Essex, there are ruins of an old church (St Peters). I have been to these ruins many times, but yesterday I was struck by the way that the light was shining on them. You see, the … Continue reading

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While There is Light we have a Chance

I loved watching the latest Star Wars film. I enjoyed the action and the humour but what struck me the most was the line: While there is light we still have a chance. In case you still haven’t seen it, … Continue reading

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The One About Praying in Dark Times

If someone who you cared for was executed because of their faith and at the same time another person who you knew was imprisoned because of their beliefs, what would you do? When one church went through this, they gathered to pray. … Continue reading

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Do you ever feel like giving up?

Elijah had traveled all day in the desert heat and as evening came he collapsed, exhausted, terrified and broken and he prayed that God would let him die. He poured out his heart to God as he prayed, ‘I have had enough Lord’ he said. ‘Take … Continue reading

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The one where Jesus did something outrageous and shocking

The crowd couldn’t believe it! Jesus was speaking to and associating himself with Zacchaeus and this was seen as being completely outrageous because he was a tax collector who had sold out to their enemies. You see, the land of Israel … Continue reading

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The Avengers and Evil: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Need A Mighty Enemy Who Might Beat Them

Marvel films are a bit like Marmite, people do either really love or hate them. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is in cinemas now and whether you can’t wait to see it or if you would rather watch paint dry, you might be … Continue reading

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Praying for England on St George’s Day

It’s St George’s day. I’ve seen a lot of people today and not one of them has mentioned about it, as I drove around Colchester I didn’t see any England flags. If I hadn’t seen various things online I never … Continue reading

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The Cross, Light and Hope

I enjoyed a fantastic walk today with my wonderful wife and during the walk we went past this cross. The sun was shining and I was inspired by the way that the light was shining on and around it. It … Continue reading

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Easter Saturday: Did it feel to the disciples like Jesus and God had failed?

Jesus had been their hero, guide, mentor and lord and now he was dead. The disciples must have been distraught as they tried to come to terms with what had happened and we can only imagine how they were feeling. The events … Continue reading

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