• Thought for the week – 08/08/21
    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians: 4 – 16 Are you a glass half-empty or a glass half-full sort of person? Do you read this and think “Every day I become a day older” or do you think, … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 01/08/21
    Friends In Isaiah 40:30-31 we read this: Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. It is a reminder … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 25/07/21
    Friends, Well, the long-awaited moment has arrived and this Sunday we can sing again in church. Freedom though has come with more of a whimper than a bang and although we travel hopefully, we know that it’s not all over yet. I am telling my children to remember this because in fifty years’ time their … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 18/07/21
    Friends “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4. I wonder how many of you, like me, learned this in Sunday School and can still remember it, if not chapter and verse, then certainly remember the words. I wonder how many of you … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 11/07/21
    Friends, I don’t know if you have been watching the football, and I write this before Wednesday’s semi-final. Up to this point in the Euros I have got on with things downstairs in my office, confident that I will be able to follow the game based on the cheers and groans of the rest of … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 04/07/21
    Friends Did you known that this Sunday July 4th is to be the first ever national “thank you” day? I must admit that I have only just found out about it and have now discovered that this came about as a grass roots idea only a month ago and has now grown to something that … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 27/06/21
    Friends, When the children were small, they had a book called “Little Bo Peep’s Library Book” by Cressida Cowell. It is the delightful story of Little Bo Peep who loses her sheep and is recommended to go to the library to find out how to find them. While there she goes to the Cookery section … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 20/06/21
    Friends, Have you gone from “Isn’t the weather glorious?” to “It’s a bit too hot for me” I wonder? I think, much as I hate to admit it, that I have. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the wonderful weather, but it’s so hot! Hard to sleep, and too much to be out in the … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 13/06/21
    Brothers and Sisters The weather really has changed and as we get out our sandals, we also start to experience something of the dirt and the dust on our feet that would have been the daily experience of Jesus and his contemporaries. That dust, in a world where walking was the usual way around, was … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 06/06/21
    Brothers and Sisters, As I look out of the manse window, the weather has finally taken a turn for the better and even early in the morning, the sky is blue and clear. A friend has sent me a card to celebrate the May Bank Holiday which has bluebells and teddy-bears enjoying a picnic in … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 30/05/21
    Brothers and Sisters Last week at the Circuit Safeguarders’ meeting we were discussing social media. How do we write and implement a good policy in the face of something which is so rapidly changing and which we only have to begin to understand and use ourselves for our young people to move on to something … [Read more…]
  • Thought for the week – 23/05/21
    After Jesus had been raised from the dead, he appeared to the disciples on more than one occasion. In the Gospel of Luke we read: Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead … [Read more…]