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Category Archives: Life experiences
Reflections from along the Great Glen Way
I recently walked along the Great Glen Way, which is a long distance path which follows the Great Glen, alongside the Caledonian canal and three lochs (including Loch Ness), from Fort William to Inverness. The walk is though some beautiful … Continue reading
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Are we Learning to Look to our Lord in Lockdown?
So, let’s be honest, many of us are struggling! 2021 began with such hope, Covid vaccines were becoming available and the end to the pandemic appeared to be just around the corner and yet we find ourselves in lockdown again. … Continue reading
Posted in contentment, Faith, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Listening to God, peace, Relationship with God, video I have taken Tagged contentment, do not be anxious, focus, focus on the things of God, gentleness, God's gift of peace, philippians 4 11-13, philippians 4.7, pour our your hearts, swap shop Leave a comment
Black Lives Matter: How can we be a part of the change that is needed?
The Baptists Together General Secretary Lynn Green has made this helpful and challenging statement that I wholeheartedly agree with.“The inhumane and merciless brutality demonstrated towards George Floyd last week was an appalling act of injustice and reveals yet again the … Continue reading
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Who you gonna call?
Is anyone else struggling? Let’s be honest, life has been turned upside down and inside out in recent times in ways that we never could have imagined. Like me you may well be feeling like you are stumbling along, trying … Continue reading
If you are feeling Brokenhearted, you are Not Alone
During our times of greatest pain, when we feel brokenhearted, we often feel isolated and alone. In these moments, God wants to remind us that he is close to us and that we are never alone: The Lord is close … Continue reading
Nobody should put Jesus in the Corner
When I was called to be a Regional Minister, I spent some time asking God what he wanted to say to his Church. As I did this, I began to think about Jesus calming of the storm and I was … Continue reading
Are You Tired?
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do … Continue reading
Hosanna is the word you might be looking for in these troubling times
If you are struggling to know how to answer the dreaded question ‘how are you’ then hosanna might be the word you are looking for. There are probably not many people who can honestly say that they are completely fine … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Life experiences, Relationship with God, stress Tagged Coronavirus, Covid-19, do not be afraid, don't pretend to be okay, fear, give God your worries and cares, Hosanna, how are you, mental health, Palm Sunday, Pandemic, What does hosanna mean?, worry, you don't have to be okay 3 Comments
Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders
This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading
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What will you do with this Gift of Time?
If you had said to me six months ago that a time was coming when the people of the UK would be asked to remain in their homes for at least three weeks I wouldn’t have believed you and yet … Continue reading
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