Category Archives: Relationship with God

Surrounded by God’s Love

When I think of being surrounded it feels like it has a negative connotation. The police officer might shout ‘we have you surrounded’ to the criminals in a building. Soldiers might shout to their enemies ‘we have you surrounded’ as they … Continue reading

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Are you excited about the Royal Wedding?

Are you excited about the Royal Wedding? My oldest daughter is, to the point where she has asked a few times now if we can go and watch. We are only 98 miles away from Windsor and so we could … Continue reading

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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

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He’s behind you!

We had enjoyed a great lunch with a lovely view and as we finished our fish and chips I began to wonder where we would put all of the wrappers. We had already walked along the path in both directions … 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

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Could you climb a mountain?

When asked whether you could climb a mountain you might picture something like this. I have to be honest and say that as I look at this climber, I am filled with feelings of admiration, inspiration and terror all at … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Black Sunday?

On Black Friday, lots of people head to the shops so I figured that I would call today Black Sunday to inspire people to go to church. On Black Friday, shoppers desperately try to save money by err… spending money … Continue reading

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Time to Press Pause?

Today I am joining with others on a Ministers retreat day and I am really looking forward to it. I have to be honest though. I am not always good at making the time to press pause and to allow … Continue reading

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Seeing Blockages as Opportunities and not Obstacles

As we walked along we came to a barrier under a bridge but there was also a diversion sign. As I paused it occurred to me that this was a perfect illustration of what I believe that God has been … Continue reading

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Knocking in Expectation?

Lots of children are going to be knocking on doors today in the hope that they will be given treats. I remember one parent telling me how he would only take his children trick or treating to houses that had … Continue reading

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