Relentless Solidarity

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One of the lessons I’ve learned again during this year is that life is short and unpredictable, and we need to make the most of every moment we’re blessed with. This lesson hasn’t been taught through close personal tragedy (though there have been tough times) but through news from friends… Read More »Relentless Solidarity

On This Mountain

Jesus Talks With A Samaritan Woman 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on… Read More »On This Mountain

My Silence Adds Weight

My Silence Adds Weight

I’ve never been a victim of racism, and I don’t live in fear that I will. I understand that puts me in a privileged position. I feel outrage at the death of George Floyd, and saddened at the way those protesting for justice have been treated. But I know I… Read More »My Silence Adds Weight

Exploring Baptism Together

Recently we had a couple of children (9 & 11) who expressed a desire to be baptised, both having come to faith a short while ago. We were thrilled, but aware that we’ve not baptised children before and that our usual ‘prep’ wouldn’t be appropriate. Ahead of the Baptism service… Read More »Exploring Baptism Together

Encouraging Communication

Following a sudden death in a family in our church I’ve produced a set of cards to help the family communicate as they grieve. The idea is for a child/young person (or parent) to complete the card highlighting a particular feeling/frustration then hand it to a family member/friend to inform… Read More »Encouraging Communication

The Only Way…

Yesterday was quite a day, and in many ways was the culmination of a big year. A year of trusting God and seeking His way forward; a year of getting frustrated, of doubting, and of messing up occasionally (but pretty spectacularly). But God has been faithful throughout, and His leading has been evident,… Read More »The Only Way…

Windmill Reflections

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Having started by reflecting on the art of sailing and being led to the work of the Holy Spirit, I now come to some reflections on the nature & purpose of a windmill. [if you’ve not read the first post, I recommend you do so before continuing] This weekend I visited… Read More »Windmill Reflections

Sails Safely Stowed

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A few months ago, whilst on a retreat day, I was out walking, thinking, praying, listening to God, and taking photos. I was less than a mile from my childhood home, but in an area I’d not explored previously*. [* I had tried to explore it previously, but had been… Read More »Sails Safely Stowed