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

Thoughts 6th Feb

Jesus walked on water

Luke Ch 19 verse 41    ‘As He [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it…’ As we follow Jesus’ final approach to Jerusalem in this passage, we see another glimpse of His compassion.  This depth of love is firstly towards the many who did not recognise and believe in who He … Read more

Thoughts 9th Jan

The bible

Joshua Ch 1 verse 8    Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. What do you expect from reading the Bible or a sermon?  Good advice, encouragement, a challenge, clear direction, … Read more

Thoughts 19th Dec

Christmas banner made by children

Ecclesiastes Ch 3    …..a time to be born and a time to die…….. This verse from Ecclesiastes is probably the best-known verse from the whole book.  It bookends life, but then in subsequent verses, it goes on to mention the many other elements of life. It recognises that there is a time for everything, … Read more