It's easy to praise God when life is good, but how do we worship in times of hardship? Here’s Debbie, our Children and Families minister, with an encouragement! Do you find it a challenge to worship when the rain is falling, the wind is blowing and when your own life storms are raging around you? Is worship just meant for those sunny cheerful and happy days? It is amazing to worship however and whenever we can. In big groups, in a small group and individually. Worship can be
What are you thankful for today? The last few weeks have given our Vicar, Andy, time to reflect and give thanks... Thankfulness is a prominent Bible theme. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, 'Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.' Did you notice that? Give thanks in all circumstances. Thankfulness should be a way of life for us, naturally flowing from our hearts and mouths. Digging into the Scriptures
We all seem to be waiting….
Waiting for the next set of restrictions to be lifted.
Waiting for our first or second vaccination.
Waiting for an opportunity to see family and friends.
Waiting for church to open without restriction so we can sing! All of the above are of course important things and worthwhile things to be waiting for. In the Bible waiting is also mentioned, as we wait for the wanderings in the desert to end, wait for the prophets to be heard and listened to, wa
On a visit to New York while in the Royal Marines, I went into a grocery store to buy some food and was at the checkout placing my items on the belt. As I reached the cashier, I took my wallet from my military uniform trousers and began fumbling through the right amount of dollars and cents, with this somewhat unfamiliar currency in my hand. When I looked up to pay the person on the checkout, she said, “it’s ok sir” and pointed behind me. As I turned around, another woman was