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Category Archives: restoration
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
Remember to Rest!
I have had a really busy week and I am still not quite ready for Sunday but today I enjoyed a lovely day walking with my wife. We walked 12 miles while the children were at school and we really … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Life experiences, rest, restoration Tagged find rest in God, how do we rest?, life experiences, sabbath, what gives you rest Leave a comment
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
Posted in Blessed to be a blessing, Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, Listening to God, Prayer, Relationship with God, rest, restoration Tagged do we understand what prayer is?, find rest in God, making time for what is important, pause, quiet Day, retreat, sabbath, spiritual retreat, time to stop, what gives you rest, work from a place of rest, working from a place of rest, you are not a salmon Leave a comment
Is it time to make God the focus of our prayer lives again?
I’ve had quite a stressful week and so I was looking forward to homegroup last night as an opportunity to share and to receive prayer. We had a great conversation about Mark 5 and part of our discussion was about the miracles … Continue reading
Posted in discipleship, encouragement, Faith, God is powerful, Life experiences, Miracles, Power of God, Prayer, Relationship with God, restoration Tagged do we understand what prayer is?, focus, focus on what really matters in Christianity, growing in faith, How to pray, Jesus be the centre, mark 5, mark 5 21-43, me centred complaints, miracle, prayer, privilege of prayer, talk with God, talk with Jesus, trust God 1 Comment
The Church that does Glueing
A mum described Orchard Baptist Church today us as the church that does glueing. She was on her way to our toddler group and was bringing her 3 year old daughter who hadn’t been to the group since she had started pre school several … Continue reading
Waiting for an Update?
‘Configuring Windows updates, Don’t turn off your computer’ is not a message that you want to see when you are in a rush and you need to take your laptop with you. I was on my way out to take my … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, Prayer, Relationship with God, rest, restoration Tagged God makes me lie down, God restores, jesus is the good shepherd, my soul finds rest in God alone, psalm 23, slowing down, soul finds rest in God, stop, time to stop, updates for life, windows updates 1 Comment
Finding Freedom from Guilt
Lots of us live with guilt, but is that what God wants for us? Christians believe that our sins can be forgiven, but we also need to accept that God wants to take our guilt away! This was David’s experience: Finally, I … Continue reading
Google e-mailed to say that I should be interested in myself
I received an e-mail from Google telling me about some posts on Google+ that I might find interesting. The weird thing about it is that the posts that it thinks that I would be interested in were actually written by me. … Continue reading
Posted in Everyone is valuable, Faith, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, restoration, Who am I Tagged entering the kingdom of God like a child, god's power is made perfect in weakness, Google +, our value comes from God and not what we do, self worth, unless we become like children we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven, you are amazing Leave a comment