Tag Archives: hope

Hopeless or Hope?

It’s possible that following the General Election result in the UK that you are feeling despondent today? A few weeks ago I produced this design for a prayer card that we are going to circulate to the homes around our … Continue reading

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The Light of Jesus Shines Everywhere, Even In and On Brokenness

In the village of Alresford in Essex, there are ruins of an old church (St Peters). I have been to these ruins many times, but yesterday I was struck by the way that the light was shining on them. You see, the … Continue reading

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While There is Light we have a Chance

I loved watching the latest Star Wars film. I enjoyed the action and the humour but what struck me the most was the line: While there is light we still have a chance. In case you still haven’t seen it, … Continue reading

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The Cross, Light and Hope

I enjoyed a fantastic walk today with my wonderful wife and during the walk we went past this cross. The sun was shining and I was inspired by the way that the light was shining on and around it. It … Continue reading

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Easter Saturday: Did it feel to the disciples like Jesus and God had failed?

Jesus had been their hero, guide, mentor and lord and now he was dead. The disciples must have been distraught as they tried to come to terms with what had happened and we can only imagine how they were feeling. The events … Continue reading

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Cosette’s Castle or a Dashed Dream?

We are currently working through some material based on the film Les Miserables with other churches in the area. We held our first meeting last night and I found my self moved by the song ‘Castle on a Cloud’ If … Continue reading

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Hope in a hopeless world: Mockingjay Part 1

I have just seen Mockingjay and thought it was an amazing and thought-provoking film. Catching Fire finished with Katniss being rescued and taken to District 13 where the resistance was based. The ending left me with a feeling that things … Continue reading

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Finally seeing what was there all along

What do you see in this picture? It is actually a photo of some pirate ship shaped play equipment but when I looked at the picture later on my computer I saw something completely different. All I can see when … Continue reading

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Why am I discouraged and sad?

‘Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?’ Those were his questions and the questions surprised the listeners. They were aware of his pain and they knew about the stress and anguish that he was going through. His … Continue reading

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Will England win the world cup? Mission Impossible? The difference between hoping and confidence

The world cup is fast approaching. England played last night and whilst they won 3-0 they weren’t playing the best opposition in the world, their victory does give us some hope. I don’t think that many (or any?) people expect … Continue reading

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