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Are you looking for Hope? Try Romans 15.13

If you turn on a tap, you expect water. If you pour from a carton of juice then you expect juice. When you ask God to pour something into your life, what do you expect? According to Romans 15.13, God … Continue reading

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Broken Beyond Repair or Ready to be Restored?

How does this photo make you feel? What do you see? Is this a broken and beat up boat doomed to disintegrate on land or is it a boat that is ready to be restored and returned to the sea … Continue reading

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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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On the Saturday of Easter week did it feel to the disciples like Jesus and God had failed?

The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is a reminder of how life often feels. The disciples must have been distraught as they tried to come to terms with what had happened and we can only imagine how they … 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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