More thoughts on John 16!
Life cannot be dull, boring or mundane when there is always so 'much more' that Jesus wants to say to us. There is enough there to keep us on the edge of our seats for a lifetime. What limits our ability to take in all that he has for us? How does he lead us into that truth? What does being part of a church have to do with living in that truth? For answers listen to this week's Sunday talk
The whole message of the Bible is about connecting up. John's latest article explores the dynamics that enable meaningful connection to take place, with one another and with the Lord. He considers the benefits of connection - relationships become central and life has purpose and meaning - and the serious consequences when that connection is lacking. Click the picture to read more ...
Lessons from Pilates!
Julie shares some observations of the parallels between learning Pilates and growing spiritually - that sometimes it hurts, that it's an ongoing process which requires commitment and perseverance and that we need to be realistic and kind to ourselves at times. Click the picture to read more ...
Our temperament is the combination of basic traits with which we were born. Understanding this helps us make sense of the way we think and feel and enables us to develop deeper relationships with each other and with the Lord - click the picture to read how this understanding is taught and used.
Another excellent Step One!
This time in Marlow and two things stood out over this weekend. The first was the diversity of the group - different backgounds, experiences, even countries and a wide age-range. Secondly the depth of the discussions. It was so good to engage with people who were hungry to learn and to grow.
We have to mention the Marlow Donkey. For the uninitiated, it is the pub in which we all meet up for a Saturday evening meal. The discussions continued - and so did the growing!
Handling spiralling thoughts
'We cannot change the course of our lives or bring about our cherished ambitions with frenzied thinking and activity but rather a confidence and quietness in our innermost being enables us to be and achieve what is best for ourselves and those whom we hold dear.' - Merle's concluding thoughts at the end of the summer. Click the picture to read how she arrived at that conclusion.
What is trust?
The bottom line in God’s commitment to his people is that he will guide us. We need never panic, never doubt that the next step will be clear. It may not be clear now – but it will be when it needs to be. We want the whole journey mapped out and then we say we will trust. Is that trust? Click the picture for John's thoughts on Psalm 32, verse 8.