Be fruitful rather than nice

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What is your favourite fruit? Why? Is it the flavour, the colour, the texture or perhaps you associate some happy memory with that fruit? During recent ICL services I have been speaking the ‘fruit of the Spirit’. No, this is not some … Continued

The Spirit that is real

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What was your best and/or favourite subject when you were at school? For me, it was Geography. Meanwhile, I was only okay(ish) at Mathematics! Plus occasionally there would be something to which I thought, ‘What?’ Imaginary numbers were one such … Continued

Water – vital for life

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As I look out the window there are some clouds above that suggest an imminent delivery of rain is on its way! We may not always appreciate getting wet if caught outside in a shower, yet water is vital for … Continued

The art of encouragement

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May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 New … Continued

Rest and renewal amid new rhythms

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Easter has come and gone!  In the church calendar, the next big events are Ascension (when Christ left his disciples) and Pentecost (marking the pouring out of the Holy Spirit). Such markers can be a help with bringing rhythm and reminders … Continued

Happy Easter – don’t be alarmed

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A strange opening sentence you might say in response. Okay, but please read on… It is not quite the Easter we were all expecting a few weeks ago! Many people in the Netherlands were looking forward to a holiday weekend … Continued