Thursday, 21 June 2018

Like Eric Liddell, seek public good

IN our busy lives we are so often blinded by the dramatic or ostentatious and fail to appreciate the hidden depths beyond our view.  ...

 

Turn to friends and faith amid change

DURING the months of May and June our gardens look their very best; they are a real treat and a great boost to our feeling of ...

 

It’s the way we live that really matters

QUAKERS from all over the country, with some representatives from around the world, meet together once a year to discuss issues, enjoy ...

 

God exalts those who show humility

ONE day, two men sat watching News at Ten and reflected on their lives. As the programme played in the background, one thought to ...

 

Life is full of right and wrong turns

THE Pope may have ruined your road descriptions. Until now, you may have described a bad day trying to cross Henley Bridge as “utter ...

 

Celebrating Feast of the Ascension

CHRISTIANS believe that about 2,000 years ago God entered the human race by becoming a member of it. He did not stop being God but ...

 

Welcome visitors to our beautiful place

THERE are some beautiful places in our world. Places where we can enjoy the quiet beauty of God’s creation, soaking up its atmosphere, ...

 

Still spreading the word, only faster

RECENTLY I have found it necessary twice to drive along the M25, going in different directions from the M4 and M40 junctions. No ...

 

God is not silent to innocent suffering

WITH so much suffering in the world, surely there cannot be a God. This is the profound response of many who have been surprised that ...

 

Like the plumber of your dreams...

THREE weeks before Christmas last year, our central heating pipework malfunctioned and our boiler broke down. We could not find a ...

 

The old must make way for what's new

I WAS recently given a rather beautiful book entitled Lost Words. Apparently some words, many of them associated with the natural ...

 

Defragmentation

IS your computer sluggish? Frequent use of certain programmes and documents causes pieces of information to be scattered, requiring ...

 

Ethiopians proud to be followers

Ethiopians proud to be followers

IN January I was privileged to be a member of the Bishop of Reading’s pilgrimage to Ethiopia. For two weeks, a group of just over 20 ...

 

'Myth' with some significant truths

I AM sitting at my desk with the sun streaming in and a view of bare trees against a blue, blue sky. The winter shapes of the trees ...

 

Like parking, your actions affect others

SOMETIMES, in situations of dire need, I am left in charge of the church office. Not the money, of course, although I am allowed to ...

 

Let's be like angels to one another

WHO are our personal angels? Is it the person who took the trouble to find my telephone number and call to tell me that he had found ...

 

Much better offer than January sales

DO you remember the day when the January sales really did begin in January? It seems today that some of those sales begin before ...

 

Timeless comfort of ancient truths

HOW are you today? You may or may not be aware that you have got through the most miserable day of the year (Monday, January 15) and ...

 

Farewell, thank you and God bless all

CHRISTMAS, New Year — it’s all a bit much for many of us. The celebrations seem to go on and on, as does the washing up after all ...

 

Uncertainty about how to behave towards other sex

WHEN it was all going on, when everything was all hanging out, in the swinging Sixties I was serving in the armed forces in the Far ...

 

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