What does it mean to lose your 1st love?
This week's Sunday talk was an exploration of what it means to lose our first love. Should we live continuously in that first flush of exuberance when we met the Lord?
What happens when we have to face what we really feel about ourselves? Is that when we lose our way - or can our love deepen?
Claire shares lessons learnt from her readings in Exodus about looking to God for direction and trusting him, rather than trying to work everything out, because
we belong to him.
Claire was encouraged recently by the thought shared in church one Sunday morning, not to compromise inner peace for the sake of outer peace. She shares her thoughts on this important principle.
Steps into February
Following on from her New Year thoughts, Cathy writes about the importance of understanding our 'inner stories' and how the Lord has encouraged her and given her a firm place to stand.
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A collection of thoughts which arise in the course of life; they may come from counselling situations, random conversations or observations. Click
the raindrop to read John's latest thoughts about the protective tendency of the Phlegmatic temperament.
What did Jesus say to you when he knocked on your door? In his latest Bible insight John explains how to enter the rest and assurance that God promises us, rather than striving to work it our for ourselves.
New International Version
Have you tried to find a copy of the 1984 NIV? Almost impossible. So what of the revised edition (2011)? After some initial misgivings and plenty of research, I have settled for the new version. Click here for an evaluation of it by Rodney J. Decker that I think is fair and reasonable.
'The LORD was with him'
"Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them" (Jodie Bisset). In a recent Bible insight John encourages us
to grow in the midst of difficult circumstances and not allow ourselves
to be limited by them.
Click the picture of the cross to read what was shared in church on Sunday.
In the latest article in the 'Understanding family' series Jenny shares helpful thoughts on the importance of not blaming ourselves when our children make choices we would prefer they didn't.
My year of change
Mary shares her experience of taking on board Tim's challenge 'Will 2018 be your year of change?' at the start of the year.
An attitude of trust
To conclude her Christmas reflections Merle writes a few thoughts about the visit of the Magi to see the new King, and reflects on the relevance their visit has for us as we anticipate a New Year.