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Are we Learning to Look to our Lord in Lockdown?
So, let’s be honest, many of us are struggling! 2021 began with such hope, Covid vaccines were becoming available and the end to the pandemic appeared to be just around the corner and yet we find ourselves in lockdown again. … Continue reading
Posted in contentment, Faith, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Listening to God, peace, Relationship with God, video I have taken Tagged contentment, do not be anxious, focus, focus on the things of God, gentleness, God's gift of peace, philippians 4 11-13, philippians 4.7, pour our your hearts, swap shop Leave a comment
Psalm 62: Giving our Stress and Worries to God Video Resource
Are you worried and stressed? If so, Psalm 62 is for you. In the Psalm, David pours out his heart, describing how he was barely hanging on and that he felt like a broken fence. As well as expressing his … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, creative communication, Faith, Prayer, Relationship with God, stress Tagged bible, cry out to God, giving our stress to God, God is my Rock, God is our rock, how to respond when we are stressed, pour our your hearts, prayer, psalm 62, Psalm 62 1, psalm 62 5, psalm 62.3, read the Bible, standing on the rock, stress, tottering fence 3 Comments
Time to Pause and Reflect? Some thoughts and questions for church leaders
This post is a copy of my contribution to the Eastern Baptist Association ‘Thought for the Week’ which is sent to the Ministers in the EBA. I am reposting it here in case other church leaders find it helpful as we … Continue reading
Posted in change, church, Faith, Leadership, Life experiences Tagged are we open to God's leading, being open to change, change, church worship, I am doing a new thing, I'm coming back to the heart of church, Is the church spirit or me centred?, Leadership, living church, love your neighbour, pour our your hearts, scattered church, what is the church for 2 Comments
What will you do with this Gift of Time?
If you had said to me six months ago that a time was coming when the people of the UK would be asked to remain in their homes for at least three weeks I wouldn’t have believed you and yet … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, film, Following Jesus, Kingdom of God, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, modern parable, Relationship with God Tagged busy, busyness, investing in our relationship with God, is christianity a duty or a relationship, kingdom of God, making time for what is important, over busy, pour our your hearts, relationship with God, seek first the kingdom of God, time is precious, time to stop, too busy Leave a comment
Meeting Jesus when we feel broken, afraid or full of doubt
Mary was distraught. She had come to the tomb and was shocked to find that Jesus’ body wasn’t there. We don’t know how long she stood there or what thoughts were spinning through her head but we do know that … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Bible, change, depression, Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God, restoration, Resurrection Tagged brokenhearted, brokenness, Easter, Easter sunday, healing, Jesus is alive, john 20, pour our your hearts, resurrection of Jesus, The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, Your honesty will begin your healing Leave a comment
The Happy Song that is really Desperately Sad
A few weeks earlier we had heard school children singing it enthusiastically but as we walked around Carlisle Castle we discovered that the song was the result of a desperately sad story. Perhaps you’ve heard the song: O ye’ll tak’ … Continue reading
Advent 3: When life is FRUSTRATING!!!
Zechariah had never felt so frustrated. He had been unable to speak since he had encountered the angel in the temple and not being able to talk was making his everyday life difficult. He remembered coming out of the temple several … Continue reading
Posted in Advent, christmas, Christmas story, Faith Tagged Advent, christmas, Christmas story, giving our stress to God, hiding or facing up to pain, letting go of the things that hold us back, letting go of work and stress, Mary and zechariah contrasted, pour our your hearts, Zechariah and the angel 1 Comment
Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?
The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum. This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm … Continue reading
Posted in change, depression, do not be afraid, Faith, God is with us, Life experiences, peace, Relationship with God, trust Tagged ask God for help, Brexit, coping with chaos, coping with difficulties, depending on Jesus, EU referendum, giving our stress to God, God is my Rock, God is our rock, God with us, God's gift of peace, how to respond when we are stressed, pour our your hearts, psalm 62, Psalm 62 1, psalm 62.3, trust God, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 1 Comment
The One About Sleeping Peacefully
Have you ever thought about how daft the phrase sleeping like a baby is? Babies do sleep peacefully at times, but they are also helpless. If they have a wet or dirty nappy, they have been sick or they feel unwell … Continue reading
Posted in change, Faith, God is our father, God is with us, God loves us, parenting, peace Tagged being open to change, God of hope fill you with joy and peace, God's face smile on us, God's gift of peace, let god change you, peace, pour our your hearts, psalm 4, Psalm 4.8, sleep in peace, sleeping like a baby ironic Leave a comment
The One About the Slippery Slope
Have you ever wondered how Judas the disciple of Jesus become Judas the betrayer of Jesus? It’s quite a change to go from a loyal follower of Jesus to become the person who started the chain of events that led to his arrest, … Continue reading
Posted in change, Faith, forgiveness, freedom Tagged break the cycle of negativity, forgiveness, freedom, freedom from negative thoughts, if you think you are standing firm be careful you don't fall, judas betrayed Jesus, mouth speaks what heart is full of, negativity is destructive, pour our your hearts, responding to negativity, seeing past the negative, smedes forgiveness, To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you, Why did Judas betray Jesus 1 Comment