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Who you gonna call?
Is anyone else struggling? Let’s be honest, life has been turned upside down and inside out in recent times in ways that we never could have imagined. Like me you may well be feeling like you are stumbling along, trying … Continue reading
When God says Tune in Next Week
Thomas couldn’t believe what he was hearing, the other disciples were saying that Jesus was alive but how could that be? Thomas listened to them and then he famously replied: “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, Bible, Faith, Life experiences, Listening to God, trust Tagged cliffhangers, do you hate waiting?, doubt, doubting God's promises?, doubting thomas, easter week explained, God is not a vending machine, God says wait, growing in faith, holy week explained, honest thomas, Jesus is alive, let go and let God, let God be God, loyal thomas, thomas let us die with him, thomas the apostle, trust God, trust in God, trusting even when things go wrong, wait, why is he called doubting thomas 1 Comment
Seeing Blockages as Opportunities and not Obstacles
As we walked along we came to a barrier under a bridge but there was also a diversion sign. As I paused it occurred to me that this was a perfect illustration of what I believe that God has been … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Following Jesus, God is with us, Life experiences, Listening to God, Relationship with God, trust Tagged adventure of following Jesus, are obstacles a nuisance or an opportunity, are we open to God's leading, called to follow Jesus, fix your eyes on Jesus, follow Jesus, God doesn't waste a hurt, God guiding us, God of surprises, In our faith I believe that the direction that we are headed in is more important than where we are., kind of following Jesus doesn't work, leap of faith, life experiences, surprised by Jesus, trust, trust God, trust in God, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God, trusting Jesus, when things go wrong 1 Comment
Advent 8: Mary served God Gratefully rather than through Gritted Teeth
A few days after she was told that she would give birth to the son of God, Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth. The angel had said that Elizabeth was also miraculously pregnant and Mary jumped at the opportunity … Continue reading
Advent 7: Mary says YES
Mary agreed to be the mother of the son of God! It is surprising that she didn’t need to think about it for longer before saying yes, because becoming pregnant whilst unmarried was going to cause her some real problems … Continue reading
Posted in Advent, christmas, Christmas story, Faith, trust Tagged Advent, christmas, Christmas story, first Christmas, mary had everything to lose, mary the mother of Jesus, mary the role model, Mary's amazing faith and obedience, nativity, nativity story, obedience to God, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 2 Comments
When did we lose confidence in God?
So, Donald Trump is going to be the next US president and judging by my Facebook news feed this morning, his win has provoked some extreme panic and despair for many people. I’ve been reflecting on this today and it … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, trust Tagged american election, confidence in God, donald trump, election debates, freedom from fear, I will fear no evil for you are with me, Jesus the light of the world, let your light shine, Our confidence is in the lord, put your hope in God, The light shines the brightest in the darkest places, trusting even when things go wrong 2 Comments
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
I’m not having the best day
My day hasn’t gone brilliantly so far. I decided to deliver the 300 remaining flyers for our church fun day and when I was most of the way around the heavens opened and I got soaked. We then had a phone … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, contentment, Faith, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, Listening to God, Relationship with God Tagged don't let negative experiences put you off, don't let your circumstances define you, happiness depends on our circumstances, now I am deeply discouraged but I will remember you, Psalm 42, seeing past the negative, shaped by my experiences, thankful in all circumstances, trust God, trust in God, trusting even when things go wrong, when things go wrong, why am I discouraged Leave a comment
Don’t ask God to direct your steps if you aren’t willing to move your feet
So, Tracey and I were out geocaching and as we walked along we came to a section of footpath that was underwater. We were right next to a footpath sign and we had our gps unit and so we knew … Continue reading
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The One Where Obeying God Appeared to Make No Sense
So, Philip had been in town a few weeks and it had been an amazing time. He had been honest with people about his faith and lots of people had turned to follow Jesus. Philip was really excited, things were going … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, change, discipleship, do not be afraid, Faith, Following Jesus, Listening to God, trust Tagged acts 8, follow Jesus, follow Jesus consistently, obedience to God, philip and the Ethiopian, proverbs 3 5-6, risk take chances, trust God, trust in God, trust in the lord, trusting even when things go wrong, whole life discipleship Leave a comment