Category Archives: stress

Jesus Wept

The shortest verse in the Bible provides us a deep and profound look into the heart of God: ‘Jesus wept’ As Jesus approaches the tomb of his friend Lazarus, he broke down and cried. When Lazarus was seriously ill Jesus … Continue reading

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I Feel Like that Antelope

At Orchard Baptist, we sometimes project video footage behind song words and I often tell people the story of the wildlife footage that our computer operator used once (and I stress the word once!) We had been singing about God being the … Continue reading

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Advent 13: The Journey to Bethlehem

Mary travelled the 70 miles to Bethlehem whilst she was heavily pregnant. I’ve always been aware that the Bible doesn’t mention a donkey and a number of years ago I heard someone talking about the journey to Bethlehem saying that there probably … Continue reading

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Coping in the Chaos

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I’m a pretty relaxed and chilled out person but according to my wife I was up at 3 on Sunday morning looking for a rota for a project we are running this week. I kind … Continue reading

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Sometimes we feel overwhelmed

I received some news recently that was overwhelming. I was reflecting on my reaction to it and felt that I hadn’t given the full response that I would have liked to. I was calm and feel that I was supportive … Continue reading

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Living with loss

Once there was a widow who lived with her young son. She had been through so much in her life and I cannot begin to understand the pain and suffering that she felt. The days after her husband died were … Continue reading

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Why do we get stressed about the things that we do?

I’ve been away this week staying with my in-laws. We’ve had a great time catching up with family members who are back in the UK, we have had lots of fun and we have all eaten much more than we should … Continue reading

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Is it normal to feel fragile?

Have you ever felt fragile and upset and apologised for it? There seems to be an expectation amongst some people that we should all be strong and able to cope but is this the way it should be? The Bible says: We have … Continue reading

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Don’t let worries kill you, let the church help

I love this picture. It makes me laugh every time I see it but it also makes me sad because it can be true. Gandhi said: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so … Continue reading

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Don’t let worry kill you, let the Church help!

I love this picture. It makes me laugh every time I see it but it also makes me sad because it can be true. Gandhi said: I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so … Continue reading

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