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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 Comment There’s ablaze of sunshine this morning and it seems that suddenly everyone is happy!  As lockdown has eased a little further a feeling of holidays descends, people talk of bbqs & socialising and there’s an energy that was missing in the last cooler, damp...

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is...

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 Comment It is staggeringly sad to see the number of deaths that have occurred due to the...

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good his love endures for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story – those He redeemed from the hand of the foe…. Psalm 107 v 1-2 Comment We’re nearly half way through 2020 and what a year it has been so far!!!!  There are lots of jokes around about this...

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me? watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company...

Comment This Monday the lockdown rules changed significantly to allow slightly larger groups of people to meet up.  It’s certainly been a joy for us to connect with some of our family who we haven’t seen for a while. Last week we talked about things we are learning in this season, this week we’re thinking about how we are going...

See, I am doing a new thing!  Isaiah 43:19 Comment Our verse this week also happens to be our church’s moto text for the year.  I don’t think our church leaders had any idea how relevant this verse would be for us this year.  For our church it has meant re-thinking so much of how we do things but this...

LLet us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.  Romans 14:19 Comment This week is National Marriage Week and the subject is the Forever Conversation.  We’re encouraging couples to have a conversation about what it takes to ensure their marriages last forever.   A lasting marriage takes effort and perseverance.  In the previous...

A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.  Proverbs 27:15-16 (MSG) Comment Nagging wears each other down and can drive a wedge between us.  Sure it can be frustrating when things we need doing don’t get done or our partner has an annoying...

Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not put them down, not cut them out.  Colossians 4:6 (MSG) Comment As lockdown continues, we are starting a series to help you with some areas in your marriage to ponder, discuss and pray about during this challenging time. This week we...