Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Good leadership requires respect and tolerance

THE quality of my recent Mediterranean cruise has caused me to reflect on those most basic of human virtues, namely tolerance and ...

 

Like faded ink, I need a good shake

HERE’S a bit of domestic archaeology for you. On a shelf in my study there is an ink bottle. The ink is used for filling in the church ...

 

Don’t feel lonely, God is with us all

IN the past, many people had a strong sense of corporate identity, of belonging to a family, local community, or nation. But now, ...

 

Trusting God will set your mind free

WHAT are you anxious about? The big publicky-aired anxieties at the moment seem to be Brexit on the political and economic front, and ...

 

Let actions speak louder than words

“LIFE and death are in the power of the tongue.” So says the book of Proverbs in the Bible; which is a neat way of saying that our ...

 

To achieve peace, we must listen

“AS-SALAAM Alaikum.” (“Peace be upon you”). Not a greeting you hear often in Bell Street, Henley, or in the surrounding villages. ...

 

Give a little love to those you dislike

AS I write, the Supreme Court is gathered to decide whether our Prime Minister’s action in proroguing the House of Commons was legal ...

 

A glimpse at the alloverness of God

A FRIEND and I have begun painting together. As part of our painting sessions, we carefully work on what we feel is the main focus and ...

 

Try to be less busy and listen to Jesus

IS busyness a virtue? Do you ever listen to the news and despair? There is certainly lots that needs sorting out in the world. Most of ...

 

Peace and joy for those we have lost

WHEN a loved one dies our lives seem to go on hold. While the world around us carries on at its usual pace, apparently oblivious to ...

 

What does the B word mean to you?

Barriers between people and nations, split families and communities Realism and honesty, our political languages? Expectations — but ...

 

Song of defiance, solidarity and hope

I WONDER if you have been able to tear yourself away from Brexit recently and observe events unfolding in Hong Kong. There have been ...

 

Understanding the Holy Trinity

MANY readers of the Henley Standard may recall singing at school or during a church service the hymn which begins: “Three in one and ...

 

Memories of D-Day from my childhood

DUE to my father’s enforced absence in the tropics, I lived with my grandparents throughout the Second World War. Their house was ...

 

Like singing, life is better when we do things together

“I DON’T have to go to church to be a Christian” is a statement which you might hear from time to time, especially from those who ...

 

We must do what the scientists say

LAST week Henley Quakers had the pleasure of opening our garden and burial ground to the public.  We were delighted to welcome so many ...

 

God gives us hope amid our despair

WRITERS, philosophers, poets and singers down the centuries have spoken about the futility of life without God. “Life is a tale told ...

 

Past has a vote but not power of veto

HOW democratic is our faith? Have you noticed a curious issue facing people of faith over the Brexit issue? Whether you are for or ...

 

Poor little lambs who lost their way

THIS coming Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Eastertide, is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because that is the main theme of the biblical ...

 

Walking promotes sense of wellbeing

ARE you feeling weary? In need of refreshment? A recent scientific study has suggested that sending employees on a pilgrimage-style ...

 

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