Life on Mars? Living on Earth?

Life on Mars? Living on Earth?

Today, during this week of lent our reading encourages us to reflect on the lead up to the sacrifice of Jesus and what a fruitful resurrection looks like.

Two thousand and twenty years ago some non-Christians sought Jesus, Andrew was alert to it and made the introduction, along with the established disciples and everyone else in earshot, they heard that it is essential that Jesus will die, that his sacrifice will enable others to see God, and that one life can multiply in fruitfulness, by sharing the Good News, of how much better life can be for more people, when heaven is on earth. CONTINUE READING ...

Love is flowing like a river!

Dear Friends,

Love is flowing like a river!

This morning I share an image of a river flowing through the wilderness and if we follow it there will always be water by our side providing the refreshment we need.

I hope you can see that river leading through the wilderness because it overflows with living waters where there is always a welcome for you to stop for a refreshing drink or cooling rinse. If we follow the river we will never be thirsty and at the end of it we will find that Love is as vast as an ocean! CONTINUE READING ...

🌼 When our old attitudes pass away

Dear Friends,

🌺 When our old attitudes pass away

our mother’s tears will be wiped away! 🌺

Revelation 21: 1-5

The Christ I see today was inspired by the words of my daughter, Laura, as a 4-year old.

I then wrote her words into my own reflection:

If we welcome Jesus when we welcome a man, then Jesus is living in my daddy. CONTINUE READING ...

When childish things are not forgotten!

Dear Friends,

When childish things are not forgotten!

1 corinthians 13: 1-13

As a child I talked and behaved like a child. As a child I thought and reasoned like a child, but as I grew-up I was able to leave my childish ways behind me. Most of us can look back and remember the childish things we did, but not everyone can leave them in the past. CONTINUE READING ...

When God asks the IMPOSSIBLE

Dear Friends,

When God asks the IMPOSSIBLE

we have to make it sound possible!

Some words I have written for the end of the opening devotions of the West Midlands Synod next Saturday hit me with the power of a boxers punch this weekend: When will we start answering the questions? When will we stop questioning the answers? CONTINUE READING ...

When the Word is silent

Dear Friends,

When the Word is silent

I know there is a God somewhere!

The verse of an African American spiritual came into my head as I was walking yesterday afternoon as a timely reminder that when the Word is silent I hear music in the air and I know that there must be a God somewhere! CONTINUE READING ...

Is the Church falling apart?

Dear Friends,

Is the Church falling apart or still being put together….? Thats a question I want to ask after speaking to Shellie last week and then seeing her article in the Broadway Newson Friday, Save our Churches!

I believe God is still putting us together as Church, but I invite you to help us reflect on this on Friday evening from 6pm. It would be great if some friends who dont normally join us could do so this week CONTINUE READING ...

It is almost here…

Dear Friends,

The Kingdom of God is so near

it is almost here

Matthew 4: 17

We start Lent in the wilderness, but the good news, if we dare to believe it, is that the kingdom of God is near and if we repent it could soon be HERE!

Yes, it is near, but so far because so many of us must repent before it can be seen here through the will of God being done on earth as in heaven. YOU, and me, are just the beginning, but change will start from the grass roots growing up so our voices produce the words that can be scattered like seeds that find fertile soil and produce the harvest of hope for the future. Thats one of the parables that Jesus tells to describe the Kingdom of God so if your faith has been trampled into the ground, choked by the worries of life or withered in the heat of the challenging days if we repent we will find the Kingdom is near. Thats good news, isnt it! It is near and will be here if we repent! CONTINUE READING ...