22nd Apr 2018
I Lay Down The Life Of Me (Stewardship)

Out in the back garden sweeping leaves with my little Grandson and teaching him how to gather up handfuls of them, throw them in the air and then see how they flutter to the ground on the wind. And then how different all these leaves are! Sharp and prickly ones, dead and dying ones, some…

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15th Apr 2018
Can You Cope With The Mysterious?

How often have you seen some animal or bird lying on the ground and wondered if it is alive? Do you cope well with the unexpected or would you prefer everything to be organised, everything to be in order. No matter how often we hear this gospel passage we can still feel the mystery of…

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1st Apr 2018
Next Steps From The Empty Tomb

There is a narrow alley way not far from here. Steep broken steps between the office blocks and all scattered with litter. The smokers and the gossips gather there and after dark it’s a shadowy place for those up to no good. There’s a bus shelter just over the road from here and if you…

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18th Mar 2018
God Helps Us To Understand

In the reading from Jeremiah we hear the words ‘the time is coming’ says the Lord ‘when I will make a new covenant’. ‘It will not be like the covenant I made with your forefathers. But he will make them respect the law, he will make sure that they know they are his people and…

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11th Mar 2018
Letting In The Light

I already can’t wait for the Summer. For we have some friends who have a huge house right on the coast of Brittany and we are going there this year for the first time for a long time. When we arrive the house is always in darkness. All the shutters are pulled down, the doors…

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25th Feb 2018
We Need to Think as God Thinks

In the reading from Genesis we heard God make his covenant with Abraham, the passage began with God telling Abraham to walk before him and be blameless, for God would make a covenant with him, a covenant which will last forever. A reading which links up well with the passage from Mark, where Jesus is…

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14th Feb 2018
He Squats In The Entrance Of A Shallow Cave

He squats in the entrance of a shallow cave, shivering from the cold. There is a wineskin by his side, but it is drained to the dregs. There is a purse at his feet, but it is empty. His daughter is huddled in a threadbare shawl and she sits apart from him, staring angrily into…

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7th Jan 2018
Meeting The Six Kings Of The Epiphany

Today is a day for finding kings and seeing what they are all getting up to. So there are, let’s say, three of them to be found riding camels to Bethlehem. There is one more, a fourth, and he is pacing up and down in his palace nearby. Oh and don’t forget the one about…

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