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Category Archives: Listening to God
Look to the Light: God is Constant in the Chaos
I have been thinking about how God is constant in the chaos, that He is always present and that His light is always shining, even in the darkest of places. As a part of my reflecting on this, I have … Continue reading
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
The Church is like a Piece of Elastic
Someone recently said to me ‘churches are like a piece of elastic. However much you stretch them, they always ping back into place’. This made me chuckle but I hope that it isn’t necessarily true. As we have been stretched … Continue reading
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Broken Beyond Repair or Ready to be Restored?
How does this photo make you feel? What do you see? Is this a broken and beat up boat doomed to disintegrate on land or is it a boat that is ready to be restored and returned to the sea … Continue reading
Posted in change, creative communication, Faith, Following Jesus, Listening to God Tagged being open to change, brokenness, despair, God at work, God transforms, hope, hope in God 3 Comments
The Walk that Began 16 Years Ago
Earlier this month, my wife Tracey and I walked the West Highland Way which is a 96 mile trail in Scotland that runs from Milngavie to Fort William. In a sense this journey began In 2002 when we drove along … Continue reading
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When God Surprises You
One Sunday morning we were praying and someone shared ‘I think there is someone here who needs to talk with someone who understands’. Following the service someone got talking to the person next to them about a situation that was … Continue reading
When I can’t do it is the right answer!
To certain members of the Ross household it felt like the end of the world – our internet had stopped working at home! While we waited for an engineer to come and fix the problem I bought a mobile wifi … Continue reading
Meeting Jesus when we feel broken, afraid or full of doubt
Mary was distraught. She had come to the tomb and was shocked to find that Jesus’ body wasn’t there. We don’t know how long she stood there or what thoughts were spinning through her head but we do know that … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Bible, change, depression, Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God, restoration, Resurrection Tagged brokenhearted, brokenness, Easter, Easter sunday, healing, Jesus is alive, john 20, pour our your hearts, resurrection of Jesus, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, Your honesty will begin your healing Leave a comment
When God says Tune in Next Week
Thomas couldn’t believe what he was hearing, the other disciples were saying that Jesus was alive but how could that be? Thomas listened to them and then he famously replied: “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds … Continue reading
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We’re going for a Walk: Our 2018 Adventure!
During the Summer, Tracey and I are planning to walk the West Highland Way which covers 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland. We have talked about walking the West Highland Way for years since we drove through some … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Following Jesus, God is with us, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Listening to God, Relationship with God Tagged adventure of following Jesus, called to follow Jesus, come and follow me, faith is a journey, follow Jesus, follow Jesus consistently, follow Jesus wholeheartedly, In step with the spirit, Jesus is worth following, the way, the way the truth and the life, the way the turth and the life, walk of life, walking, we can follow God, what does it mean to be in step with the spirit 6 Comments