A Nudge and a Midge…

Does God speak to you? Ever wondered if people who claim to have heard God are a little bit… well, dubious? Many Christians claim to have heard God, and I am sure some are aware of an audible voice. I usually find that God might put a thought into my head, which I need to…

Drowning…

There are times when a picture definitely speaks a thousand words. This picture, called “What Jesus Did for Me” by Yongkim Kim, is painted from the perspective of someone drowning, and looking up to see Jesus reaching out His hand. By faith, and an understanding of Matthew 14:22-33, we know that even though Peter tried…

A Father’s Love

Last Sunday, as we had formal prayers from the front of the church, there was a poignant moment when I just looked up for a few seconds. I witnessed something so precious.  The children had quietly come back in from their Junior Church activities, and our curate looked across from his position as leader of…

Sitting down

The UK has suffered this last week from a great deal of severe snowy weather. Ice, freeing rain, snow drifts and high winds have taken their toll on many. School closures have meant that enforced days at home have been the norm. Got me thinking though – there are many times in our lives when…

Crooked pencils

God has always used flawed people. This is primarily so that God gets the glory when miracles happen through ordinary individuals. We are often tempted to think that God prefers to use the good-looking, charismatic, “I’ve got it all together” ones to do his best work. Jesus Himself proved that this was never going to…

An Oxgoad

Been thoroughly enjoying teaching recently on the Book of Judges. I know some folk tend to avoid most of it – well, a lot of the Old Testament really – because it is “too gory”. Well, it is, in part, but actually for a good reason. God wanted to have an incredible relationship with His…