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The Kingdom of God is like a tiny mustard seed planted in a field
It’s amazing that something as small and seemingly insignificant as an acorn can produce something as large and majestic as an oak tree. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed planted in a field. Although … Continue reading
Posted in change, Faith, God is powerful, Kingdom of God, perseverance, Power of God, trust Tagged change takes time, God wants us to grow, growing in faith, kingdom of God, kingdom of God is growing, kingdom of heaven, Matthew 13.31-32, parable of the growing seed, perseverance, trust, trust God, trust in God, trust in the lord, trusting in God, trusting Jesus Leave a 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
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
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
Posted in Faith, Following Jesus, Life experiences, trust Tagged adventure of following Jesus, are we open to God's leading, called to follow Jesus, coping with difficulties, follow Jesus, geocaching, Jesus is Lord, led by Jesus, life experiences, trust God, trust in God, trust in the lord, trusting even when things go wrong, trusting in God 1 Comment
The One About God Doing A New Thing
When God is doing a new thing we need to stop trying to plug the holes in the old thing. We can be so busy holding together the way that we want to do things that we can miss entirely what God … Continue reading
Prepare New Cartridge?
So, we bought a new all singing and all dancing* printer copier for the church. The sales blurb told us that the high-capacity toner cartridges would produce 3000 copies and so I was surprised to get a warning to ‘prepare … Continue reading
The One Where I Forgot the Tent Pegs
So, we got to the campsite and carefully picked the spot for our tent. We unloaded the car and began putting the poles into the canvas and that is when we realized that I had forgotten to pack the tent … Continue reading