Do you wonder if you are making a difference for God? It can be difficult to believe how our ordinary everyday lives can possibly be making a difference for God and His Kingdom. Our lives can feel mundane and small, and sometimes we can fall into the trap of believing the lie that we have nothing of worth to offer either to God or to others, as we go about our daily activities. "Jesus: If you … [Read More...]
"A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones,"
Ecc 3:5 NLT
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—
the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
Acts 20:24 NLT
Imprisoned by lies: The lies we believe At the weekend I spent some time reading a variety of articles online. One, in particular, made a big impact on me as I reflected on the lies we believe. The piece was about a man called Ricky Jackson, who had been released from prison late 2014, after spending almost 40 years behind bars. He was originally sentenced to death, but then later appealed this … [Read More...]
Praying for the UK: 31 days of prayer As I wrote a letter about the EU Referendum, I have also spent time in prayer reflecting on the situation, asking God what I can do to make a positive difference. Our Lord has led me to put together a prayer guide to help us focus our prayers throughout the month of July. Even if you don't live in the United Kingdom, I hope it will inspire you to pray for … [Read More...]
A letter to the people of the United Kingdom Dear Friend, You may wonder why I am calling you a Friend, if we have never met before, but I believe we are only strangers if we choose to be. Welcome to my little place on the internet. In the wake of what has happened in our country over the last few months, intensified in the last couple of weeks, I wanted to write a letter to each of … [Read More...]
When we suffer When evil feels closer than love, When power is used to control, manipulate, and harm, When fear seeks to dominate, When lies and gossip destroy, When we feel lost and alone and despondency envelopes us, When judgement and greed cause division and discrimination, When selfishness and ego turns us away from our neighbours, When respect for life is kicked out into the … [Read More...]
Lessons learned from bumblebees I sat watching Brinkley (my dog) as he surveyed his land, sniffing the air and the wild flowers growing in the lawn. The sun was hot with no cloud in the sky. I looked around the garden to see if there was anything new to discover. Birds were busy gathering supplies for their young and new flowers were appearing on the nearby bushes. I then looked over to … [Read More...]
"You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forever more."
Psalm 16:11 WEB
"...The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope..."
Colossians 3:5 MSG
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13 WEB