Thursday, 27 January 2022

Be nice and make the world better

WHAT we all need is more niceness in our dealings with others. I suggest that niceness is the equivalent of love in general society. ...

 

Looking forward to brighter future

I WONDER what your hopes and dreams are for 2022. Perhaps you have already been making plans for the coming year? I suspect some of us ...

 

Alternative to the Ten Commandents

IN a world which at times seems to be going mad, people very often wonder what they can do to make things better, to restore a little ...

 

Jesus is the word that makes sense of everything

DON’T you think that life has felt a little like a snow-globe these last months? Everything has been shaken up and we’re all just ...

 

Finding love with no strings attached

EVERY night, before she goes to sleep, my daughter asks for her favourite story. We have read Pinocchio more than 24 times this past ...

 

Let there be (blue) light in darkness

AS the Christian church enters the beautiful season of Advent again, we are reminded of the light that shines in the darkness. We wait ...

 

Time to pause, take stock and reflect

THIS coming Sunday sees the start of Advent in the church calendar, a season that I love. While the world around us is rushing towards ...

 

Do the floorboards of your life need some repair work?

HAVE you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and asked yourself the point of it all? Chances are that you have — usually at a time ...

 

In remembering lies our hope and future

WHAT does it mean for us to remember? The publication of this week’s Henley Standard sits between Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday,...

 

You can’t love what God made too much

DO you remember the pictures of kangaroos hopping down a central street in Australia or the quiet of no planes overhead here at home ...

 

I hope for harmony in post-covid world

THERE can be little doubt that coronavirus has affected us all adversely. As we rise Phoenix-like from our isolation of body, mind and ...

 

Learn to appreciate life's true blessings

IMAGINE yourself in the story of Sleeping Beauty — the king and queen have gathered everyone together to celebrate the birth of their ...

 

10 key tips for a happy relationship

1. Keep talking To share things with someone special is wonderful. So many couples clam up or suppress problems. That’s a recipe for ...

 

Have a moment to take in good news...

DO you ever feel like you have information overload? If you read a newspaper, scan social media, watch the TV news or listen to the ...

 

Listen to others without judgement

THERE is really nothing like a good story. If we were lucky, we were introduced to the art of reading at a very early age and were ...

 

Christianity’s USP: Jesus redeems sins

MY great grandfather, the Rev Henry Harries, was a renowned Welsh Baptist minister. People came from miles around to listen to his ...

 

With Jesus you can forget your fears

HAVE a guess: What do you think the most often repeated command in the Bible is? Or, to put it another way, what is it that we are so ...

 

Saying sorry and really meaning it

“WE are sorry but all our operators are busy.” How often have you heard that when trying to update your insurance policy or make an ...

 

Beware threat of misguided beliefs

ONE of the horrors we’re seeing in the news from Afghanistan is the treatment of women, which at heart arises from completely ...

 

Saints days remind us of life in heaven

HOW many of us lie on a beach in the month of August watching the children building sand-castles, playing beach cricket or teenagers ...

 

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Location Henley on Thames

Recruiting for full and part time front of house staff at Bistro at the Boathouse. Good rate of pay, staff discount and ...