I was at a meeting of Ministers in Colchester organized by New Wine and one of them greeted me with these words. ‘So you’re still around?’ There had made a very reasonable assumption that I had moved away because of … Continue reading
We had enjoyed a great lunch with a lovely view and as we finished our fish and chips I began to wonder where we would put all of the wrappers. We had already walked along the path in both directions … Continue reading
I was in town late one evening and I met someone who I know who was on her way to a night out. She walked towards me with a shocked look on her face and said ‘what are you doing … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, God is with us, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Listening to God
Tagged God is at work in our everyday lives, God is at work on Monday morning as much as he was on Sunday morning, God is ever present, God is everywhere, God is for life not just for Sundays, God is with us, God of surprises, God with us, I am with you always, sacred secular divide
Several weeks ago we discovered that we had a mouse in the house and so we bought some mouse poison which the mouse ate and so we assumed that was the end of him. In the intervening weeks various people … Continue reading
Several times in these past few days I have been reminded of how painful that life can be as I have heard about and seen the struggles faced by others. As I was praying about this I was reminded of … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Faith, God is with us, God loves us, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God
Tagged brokenhearted, brokenness, God is with us, God with us, I am with you always, jesus suffers with us, psalm 34, psalm 34 18, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, why does God allow suffering?
Cleopas and his friend trudged along the road towards Emmaus trying to process what had happened. They had been so sure that Jesus was the Messiah but now he was dead. If Jesus was the Messiah, he appeared to be a … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Easter week explained, Faith, God is with us, Holy week, Holy week explained, Jesus
Tagged Caravaggio, cleopas, Easter, Easter Saturday, Easter sunday, easter week explained, God is with us, God wants to talk with us, God with us, holy week explained, I am with you always, Luke 24, road to Emmaus, Supper at Emmaus
As I looked at the Church visitor book, I was surprised to see the following entry: Date: 25/12/16 Name: Jesus Address: Heaven Comments: Keep up the good work! (You can enlarge the image and see the entry for yourself). A church … Continue reading
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Tagged God is with us, God with us, I am with you always, joining God in his work, life experiences, listening to God, whose church is it anyway?
Joseph believed God, the baby inside Mary really was the son of God who was coming to save us all. All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will … Continue reading
Posted in Advent, christmas, Christmas story, Faith, God is with us, Relationship with God
Tagged Advent, Christianity is about a relationship not a religion, christmas, Christmas story, first Christmas, God is with us, God with us, I am with you always, Immanuel, Matthew 1, relationship with God
Zechariah met an angel in the temple but Mary encountered an angel in her everyday life! “Greetings, favoured woman! The Lord is with you!” is probably not what you would expect to hear when you are doing the dishes or working on … Continue reading
Posted in Advent, christmas, Christmas story, Faith, God is with us
Tagged Advent, christmas, Christmas story, first Christmas, God is with us, I am with you always, ordinary life
As we walked down the path, my son kept holding his hands up in the air. Apparently he wasn’t praising God or even trying to block the sun that was shining in his eyes, so what was he doing? You have … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, creative communication, discipleship, Faith, God is with us, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God
Tagged access to God, access to the father through Jesus, cost of discipleship, geocaching, God is closer than you think, God is with us, God with us, I am with you always, investing in our relationship with God, jesus died for us, knowing Jesus, life experiences, prayer, relationship with God, what did it cost God the father to send his son, why did Jesus die?