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Hosanna is the word you might be looking for in these troubling times
If you are struggling to know how to answer the dreaded question ‘how are you’ then hosanna might be the word you are looking for. There are probably not many people who can honestly say that they are completely fine … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Life experiences, Relationship with God, stress Tagged Coronavirus, Covid-19, do not be afraid, don't pretend to be okay, fear, give God your worries and cares, Hosanna, how are you, mental health, Palm Sunday, Pandemic, What does hosanna mean?, worry, you don't have to be okay 3 Comments
God Carries the Anxieties of the World
Anxiety is a real problem for many people. According to recent research, 6% of people in the UK suffer with a generalized anxiety disorder¹ and most of the rest of us will have to contend with different levels of anxiety as … Continue reading
Advent 16: The Wrong Sort?
Did you know that the first people who God wanted to tell about the arrival of his son were people who weren’t allowed to go to worship him in the temple? There were some shepherds in a field at night … Continue reading
What are you afraid of?
So, the carrot looks afraid of the rabbit which is ironic because in real life, the two people in the costumes are good friends. You can even watch them together on youtube if you don’t believe me (I’ll post a … Continue reading
Posted in discipleship, do not be afraid, Faith, Life experiences, peace, Relationship with God, trust Tagged “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.”, do not be afraid, fear, freedom from fear, overcoming fears Leave a comment
The One Where the Panels Appeared Broken
So, I received an e-mail that said that the solar panels had generated nothing for the previous month. Unfortunately I received it on a day when I couldn’t get to the church to check on the system and so I had to try to … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, freedom, Life experiences Tagged christian analogy of solar panels and the sun, do not be afraid, fix you, fix you coldplay, God restores, God wants to fix you, have a break, investing in our relationship with God, jesus can fix us, life experiences, relationship with God, relationships, restoration, slowing down, solar energy, time is precious, time to stop Leave a comment
Do you ever feel like giving up?
Elijah had traveled all day in the desert heat and as evening came he collapsed, exhausted, terrified and broken and he prayed that God would let him die. He poured out his heart to God as he prayed, ‘I have had enough Lord’ he said. ‘Take … Continue reading
Posted in change, do not be afraid, Faith, God loves us, hope, Listening to God, restoration Tagged angel of the lord, be still and know that I am God, brokenness, do not be afraid, elijah, elijah runs away, freedom from fear, God restores, God speaks, healing, pour our your hearts, restoration, still small voice 1 Comment
The not so great escape
A few months ago I came across a lamb while I was out on a walk. As I approached it, it ran towards the nearby fence and squirmed underneath and back into the field with all of the other sheep. This happy little lamb … Continue reading
The one about total loss cover
So, I bought a car and after we had agreed on the price, the salesman tried to sell me (amongst many other things) something called total loss cover. He explained that if the car was ever written off that insurance … Continue reading
The one where I was scared
Okay, so this is a bit of an embarrassing story but I think that it’s worth telling. I was delivering leaflets recently and as I bent down to post one I saw something large (this thing was huge) through the glass and it was … Continue reading
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The parable (and true story) of the toy plane
Once there was a boy who was given a toy plane for Christmas. He was desperate to fly it but he had had to be patient as the plane needed lots and lots of room to fly in. At last, the day came when … Continue reading