Plastic in the tea!

Dear Friends,

Plastic in the tea…!

I never knew my daily cups of tea could be so damaging to the planet. Its not the tea thats the problem, but that little bag that I drop into a cup and pour boiling water on can be a killer. Its got a plastic content that might not be biodegradable! CONTINUE READING ...

Don’t make waves

Dear Friends,

Don’t make waves;

cause ripples on the water!

The words we speak can land like a stone in a lake — and we might never know how far the ripples will reach.

We can often be concerned that what we say can sink without trace like a stone that is thrown into the water. It might land with a plop or skim the surface before sinking, but it can send a message further than we think. We dont know which shoreline they will touch, but the ripples stop somewhere! Some people make waves with campaigns for change, but more of us are gentle in our approach and only cause ripples. You might be surprised at the difference you can make. CONTINUE READING ...

If the World was my Wife

Dear Friends,

If the world was my wife, she would have left me…!

If the world was my wife I would look after her much better than I do….

If the world was my wife she would be the victim of domestic violence and in urgent need of a refuge from a brutal husband. CONTINUE READING ...

Share a Dream

Dear Friends,

Today is the anniversary of one of the most inspiring speeches ever delivered and I share a dream with Martin Luther King that I pray can bring us together whatever the colour of our skin.

I have a dream that with our faith we will hew out of the mountains of despair stones of hope. It is a dream of a kingdom to come. CONTINUE READING ...

Protecting our lives, can lose any quality to life!

Dear Friends,

Matthew 16: 21-25

As children prepare to go back to school this week it occurs to me that Jesus was on the button with a prophesy for covid 2020 when he said that whoever tries to save their life will lose it!

We are so worried about protecting our lives that we risk losing any quality of life. We have got to get on with life and confront the things that trouble us, but I can see us like a Peter who doesnt like the idea and resists the inevitable direction we must take. CONTINUE READING ...

Living for the Dream

Dear Friends,

John 14: 1-12

Some people long for the day when they wake-up to discover they are LIVING THEIR DREAM, but most of us have forgotten our dream by the time we wake up.

I talked about LIVING THE DREAM on Sunday and then in Word for Today on Monday the reflection reminded me of my dream. YOUR DREAM HOUSE was the theme and continues tomorrow. I often forget what I did yesterday and cant remember what I must do today, but I have been waking up with a reminder of what I must do each morning. My vision is the DREAM HOUSE and my mission is how I get there. CONTINUE READING ...

Sunday Sermon 6th September – Listen with Love

Listen with Love

Matthew 18: 15-20

One thing I am sure we agree on is that where two or three gather in his name Jesus is among us. Jesus stands among us at the meeting of our lives and will be our sweet agreement through the meeting of our eyes…

Oh, if only, we did see eye to eye, but I’m not so confident that the two or three — 20 or 30 or 200 or 300 — do listen to the one voice among us that heals and reconciles the pain and differences or forgives what we perceive as sin. CONTINUE READING ...