The Beauty That Remains

The Beauty That Remains

I had walked past the sink a number of times yesterday, and kept noticing the rising stack of washing up that was spreading like jungle weeds, and invading the surface of the kitchen. Eventually I sighed deeply and accepted that I was going to have to start battling...

The biggest gap in your life

The biggest gap in your life

For a lot of us right now, lockdown life has meant that we spend a lot of time learning to a lot of things online. As so with this shift our Sunday Evening messages have been exploring: The Ten Commandments of Life Online. Last week I was preparing to speak on the...

3 ways to Stay Fresh…

3 ways to Stay Fresh…

The Art of Staying Fresh I had an email from someone this morning that started like this: "Hi all, its another working week and the sun is shining and our God is a loving God - what more can we ask for!" Needless to say - it was great start to the day, and to a new...

Never in a hurry… but always on time!

Never in a hurry… but always on time!

I don't what's it's like for you - but time seems to somehow work differently in lockdown... like the children in the Chronicles of Narnia series, a lot of us seem to be arriving at the end of the week, not quite sure where the time has gone. A lot of what we once...

It’s School… but not as we know it!

It’s School… but not as we know it!

The New Normal Back in March when Boris Johnson announced that the UK was going into lockdown, the song all the high-school kids were singing as I picked our kids up that day was: "We love you Boris, we do! We love you Boris, we do!"  Of course it was exciting for...

Thought for the Day!

Thought for the Day!

As some of you know, I moved to Cardiff to train for ministry from a place called Bethlehem... that's Bethlehem in Pembrokeshire, but you know - it's still cool! They have a facebook group called: "Churches across Pembrokeshire" and a whole bunch of people from across...

Drawing Board #3a Scripture

Drawing Board #3a Scripture

One Sunday morning a couple of years ago I was just about to go off a Reading Week. Ruth was giving the announcements and wanted to explain that I wouldn't be around for that week, and asked to pray that God would use the time to refresh me. At least, that was the...

Drawing Board #3: Scripture

Drawing Board #3: Scripture

Imagine you're in a bookshop (or scrolling through the kindle store if you prefer to download books instead). You're looking for a new read, and so after being drawn to a cover (or icon), you will start to read the short blurb on the back (or in the text box), looking...

Back to the Drawing Board #2: Vision

Back to the Drawing Board #2: Vision

On yesterday's blog we led on from Sunday morning's teaching about how the Early Church navigated a tricky decision (Acts 1.12-26) by diving a little deeper into the gift of prayer. The second gift they explore is the Gift of Vision. They give space for Peter to speak...