Lives of significance?

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The other day in the UK there was a memorial service in relation to the life of Sir Nicholas Winton.  Who, you might say? In 1938 he was a stockbroker in London. But hearing of the plight of Jewish refugees … Continued

Identity theft – beware!

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Identity theft – beware!    Image by Salvatore Vuono, www.freedigitalphotos.net  We have possibly all received an email or two which have seemed suspicious. Or even clicked on something and a warning has come up from protection software that the message … Continued

Ever felt lost for words?

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Ever felt lost for words? May be because your mind has gone blank? Or you feel overwhelmed with emotion? Perhaps due to being astounded by something? It could be due to a big shock or sad news or something that … Continued

A breakthrough listen?

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Depending on your age, you may or may not remember the launch of Voyager 1. It was back in 1977. Yes I know, some of you were not alive. I was almost 10 at the time. Voyager was projected to … Continued

Planted – some reflections

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So we have had some icy days here in Leiden over the past week or so. Yet overall it has still been quite a mild winter so far – in fact there is a beautiful blue sky as I type. … Continued

One star, two kings and three wise guys?

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Christmas Day is rapidly approaching as I write this… Being an international church community, many are away from the Netherlands at this time in different countries. Being an international church means people from all over the world and of course … Continued

More than just a child?

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In the next minute, from you starting to read this; between 225 and 255 children will be born around the world. The amount varies a bit according to different estimates. Yet whatever the actual figure, that is a lot of … Continued

Surprising, relevant, meaningful!

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Surprising, relevant, meaningful! No I am not referring to a latest novel or block buster movie! When it comes to a film like Star Wars shortly to invade our cinemas, I have no idea what will be the reviews. We … Continued