Thoughts 12th June

Psalm 61 This short Psalm (just 8 verses!) speaks of Assurance, and in particular of assurance of God’s protection.  The word Assurance brings to mind the Hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory Divine’.  There is something precious, immovable and solid about assurance of faith which is a gift of … Read more

Thoughts 22nd May

Warring muppets

Hebrews Ch 12 verse 14    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Sometimes living in peace with others is not always easy, whether it be family members, work colleagues, neighbours, or even some who attend the same Church!  We do not necessarily … Read more

Thoughts 15th May

People together on a beach

Ephesians Ch 6 verse 12    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Whilst we can see injustices in society, terrible wrongs done in the world that we live in, and … Read more

Thoughts 8th May

Light in the clouds

2 Corinthians Ch 5 verse 8    absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord Even Christians have a tendency to be rooted on earth, and in all the things that we as humans find the need to spend time in doing.  In the first part of this chapter, in his second … Read more

Thoughts 17th April

Family having fun

Romans Ch 8 verse 1    Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus I love the word ‘therefore’, when it is found in any of the apostle Paul’s letters, it signifies that what he has told his readers previously has a significance on what he is about to say.  In … Read more

Thoughts 27th March

A content kitten

Philippians Ch 4 verse 11    I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I have often thought that to be content is a great position to be in.  Not striving for more, not envious of others, not moaning or complaining about our lot in … Read more

Thoughts 20th March

Psalm 103 verse 1    Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. The Psalms are full of verses about praising God, whether it is using our voice or an instrument, or praising him from a position of weakness or vulnerability.  Time and again the Psalmist encourages us to give God … Read more

Thoughts 13th March

Young people praying

Ephesians Ch 6 verse 12    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Whilst we can see injustices in society, terrible wrongs done in the world that we live in, and … Read more

Thoughts 6th March

Long straight road

Acts Ch 8 verse 26    ‘Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road – the desert road – that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ What an eye-opening verse – and faith-inspiring.  Here Philip (one of the seven chosen in Acts 6 who were ‘full of the Spirit … Read more

Thoughts 20th Feb

White dove of peace representing the Holy Spirit

Hebrews Ch 12 verse 14    Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Sometimes living in peace with others is not always easy, whether it be family members, work colleagues, neighbours, or even some who attend the same Church!  We do not necessarily … Read more