Faith · God · Lent · Uncategorized

And He said to her…

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." (John 11:25) Today, everyday, this is the reality of Easter. On Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead. He conquered death, and victory was secured. This glorious truth, that Jesus is the… Continue reading And He said to her…

Lent

The Crimson King

“What kind of King would choose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars to win my heart” What kind of King indeed? What kind of King would allow Himself to be mocked and scourged? What kind of King would be crucified? What kind of King would see victory in death? Love in sorrow? What… Continue reading The Crimson King

Life Lessons

Treasures of Darkness

"And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness - secret riches." (Isaiah 45:3) Grief visited this week. It threw shadows across my path as family and friends grieved over the loss of loved ones. People were left with sadness, tears in their eyes and empty spaces in their homes. There really were no words to say. When hard… Continue reading Treasures of Darkness

Faith · God · Inspiration · Quiet Times · Uncategorized

A Prayer

"I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return." (2 Timothy 1:12) Heavenly Father, I release to you the burdens that I have been carrying, burdens that You never intended for me to carry.… Continue reading A Prayer

Faith · Life Lessons · New Year

Borrowed Words

I can think of no better way to start the New Year than borrowing words from my father's New Year's Day preach.... "As we gather together this New Year's Day, in the Presence of God to worship Him and give thanks for the year that has passed and petition Him for the year that is to… Continue reading Borrowed Words

Life Lessons

In Between

It's an odd week. That week that's bookended either side by Christmas Day and New Year's Day. You lose track of what day it is. Are the shops open today? Normal times? And what about the Postman - does he come this week? And of course the inevitable conversation of what day does rubbish gets collected! Sometimes… Continue reading In Between

Advent · Uncategorized

Emmanuel – {Advent}

"Peace on earth, goodwill to men" I don't know what your year has held. Perhaps like mine it has had its hard days amongst the good. But as we during these final few days of Advent look towards Christmas we get to celebrate that amongst the messy, the hard and the difficult, God is with us.… Continue reading Emmanuel – {Advent}

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Travellers – {Advent}

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:15) If there is one thing that has struck me afresh this year with Christmas, it is that it is a… Continue reading Travellers – {Advent}

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Breath of Heaven – {Advent}

Life is busy and often all go. But several times a day, I have an "enforced" rest. A time when I sit, holding my little baby in my arms for his bottle. It is in these precious times that we will look into each other's eyes. I'll whisper words of love to him, share dreams and hopes. It's… Continue reading Breath of Heaven – {Advent}

Advent

The Big Happy – {Advent}

"Just then, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the City of… Continue reading The Big Happy – {Advent}