Transformational love…

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If you were asked to say what was the greatest event in the last century, how would you respond? What about the greatest movie star or sports person ever? Saying what is the ‘greatest’ of something may be hard depending … Continued

Easter Expectations?

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Amidst the reality of this pandemic, what are your expectations right now? Does Christian faith have any influence on those expectations? For Christians all around the world, Easter is a time of remembrance and celebration, an occasion of fresh hope. … Continued

A season to prepare?

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Realities of lockdown have impacted us all. Perhaps one of the things we have found hard at times is to find some kind of rhythm for our lives over recent months. Particularly when the measures in response to covid-19 change … Continued

God at ‘work’ – Really?

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“Hey, you really need this, come on you know you do!” exclaimed the stall vendor to our son and myself as we walked through an indoor market whilst on holiday a couple of years ago. Clearly he could tell we … Continued

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