Category Archives: trust

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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If we believe that God is enough why do we feel like we have to be enough as well?

If I go into a shop to buy something that costs £10 and I have £10 note then I have enough to pay. There is no need for me to worry about whether I have any extra money because I … Continue reading

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They hoped they could move the Stone but what they Found was so much Greater!

A few days after his death, Mary and her friends went to Jesus’ tomb to embalm his body. As they got closer they began to wonder how they would move the large stone that was blocking the entrance. We can only … Continue reading

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Advent 9: Receiving a new Perspective from God

Joseph was fuming! He was pledged to be married to Mary and it now turned out she was pregnant! Joseph’s head spun as he tried to work out what might of happened but he couldn’t escape the feeling that he had … Continue reading

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Advent 8: Mary served God Gratefully rather than through Gritted Teeth

A few days after being told that she would give birth to the son of God, Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth. The angel had said that Elizabeth was also pregnant and perhaps Mary went there to see if … Continue reading

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Advent 7: Mary says YES

As she listened to the angel, Mary agreed to be the mother of the son of God. It is fairly astonishing that she didn’t need to think about it because becoming miraculously pregnant was going to cause her some real … Continue reading

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When did we lose confidence in God?

So, Donald Trump is going to be the next US president and judging by my Facebook news feed this morning, his win has provoked some extreme panic and despair for many people. I’ve been reflecting on this today and it … Continue reading

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Will we be disappointed today?

Will we be disappointed today? This evening, England play their first football match since their shock loss to Iceland which led to their earlier than expected exit from Euro 2016. It was a real shock that England lost to Iceland … Continue reading

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Is this person holding on or climbing up?

Would you say that this person holding on or climbing up? When life is hard we can feel like we are clinging on but in better times we might feel like we are making good progress. How’s life for you? Are you … Continue reading

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It’s a New Day

If you support England, then you probably went to bed discouraged and disillusioned last night. While the match was on last night I was at a church leadership team meeting and so I recorded the football and started to watch it … Continue reading

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