Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Great story with a part for all of us

“NO time to die” — no, not the Easter story re-hashed but the latest James Bond film, which should have been released over this Easter ...

 

The positive side of living with loss

LIVING with the reality of death and loss can be very positive. It helps us treasure what really matters and find hope. We have faced ...

 

Online worship has made church think

Online worship has made church think

DEAR Friends, A strange time we are in at the moment with covid restrictions affecting every aspect of our lives. My churches took the ...

 

Don't be worried as it never helps

WHAT are you worried about? Last week I watched a great film called Bridge of Spies, which is based on a true Cold War story. A rather ...

 

Get real and think of others worse off

HAVE you read The Crime of Gabriel Gale by G K Chesterton? It’s a story about how to retain your grip on reality. The plot goes ...

 

Pandemic opened our eyes to beauty

A FEW weeks ago, the Gospel reading for Sunday was the account of the Transfiguration, when Jesus was transfigured before his ...

 

Leaving lockdown is our opportunity

LITTLE less than an hour after the Prime Minister had announced his roadmap from lockdown, I had the first of several phone calls. ...

 

You are not alone with that big load

IN the 19th century, ships were often recklessly overloaded with cargo. As a result, ships sank and crews and cargoes were lost. ...

 

Serious questions must be asked for sake of patients

UNTIL last year I would have dismissed this thesis as far-fetched. However, I am writing this in a hospital car park while Ann and ...

 

Have hope as joy will come again

HOW do you write a Thought for the Week in the middle of a national lockdown, a week when every day looks the same and the biggest ...

 

Whatever you do, God will love you

THIS coming Sunday, the third before Lent, is traditionally known as Septuagesima, meaning 70th in Latin. It marks the period of 70 ...

 

Online worship is blessing for us all

JUST over a week ago we had our last live church communion service as part of our Thursday opening. With the current situation this ...

 

Locked down but feeling liberated

I AM writing this a couple of days after our Prime Minister announced England’s third lockdown since the outbreak of covid-19. Once ...

 

Investment in God ensures best return

“IN this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” said Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy ...

 

To trust in Jesus requires humility

WELL, so much for 2020. To say that it won’t go down in history as our favourite year would be an understatement — it has been a ...

 

Christmas lights make me happy and more optimistic

AT our church, the first words we will read at Christmas are: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; on those ...

 

We are creative so unemployment is a kind of blasphemy

I WANT to encourage you to think and pray about one of the worst aspects of our current troubles. To explain why, I have to go back to ...

 

True justice from a forgiving judge

WHEN the Nuremberg trial opened on November 20, 1945, it was just six months since Nazi Germany had surrendered and much of the city ...

 

Think of others in times of real crisis

REMEMBRANCE Day is coming and will be celebrated despite all that covid-19 can do. Who do you remember on Remembrance Day? I remember ...

 

Believing in Jesus gives me purpose

THE best two minutes of my priest’s training were when we were asked to find a fellow student we didn’t know well and ask each other ...

 

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