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  • Time for Change?

    Occasionally wisdom comes from the strangest of places. I would not normally listen to a set performed by the Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle as he is known for ‘pushing the envelope just a little bit too far’. However, whilst reading,...

  • August 4: Restored

    John Mark Comer’s book “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” describes a new way of living. After rest, reconnection and re-wiring, where we are restored to God. There are further things to do. Christian’s are continually being transformed into the people...

  • August 3: Re-wire

    And sometimes as we are restored and draw close to God in Christ’s name, we become aware of those things that have become habitual. Our Morning Prayer may start “Dear Lord, I’ve done it again!…”. We can let the demands...

  • August 2: Reconnect

    And as we begin to discover spare time, and rest, we turn to our Lord and saviour. I love the psalms as heart songs. They were of course the prayer book that Jesus used. Psalm 27 verse 4 says: One...

  • August 1: Rest

    This year is like no other.  It has been hard and tiring. Even if we have been forced to do less – less travel and meetings outside, “grounded” at home - we have had an onslaught of tough news, images,...

  • Making God Laugh

    There is an old saying - ‘if you want to make God laugh - tell him your plans’. God must be having a great old laugh at the moment! I cannot remember a time when humankind have made so many...

  • Thin Places

    Some friends just came back from a holiday in Cornwall.  Somehow or other they managed to have mainly good weather so they got out and about to enjoy the beautiful coast and countryside. They were struck by the beauty and...