We are familiar with the words ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light’. The Message puts it very well and persuades us to live ‘freely and lightly’. At the time the people were struggling under the weight of religious laws but Jesus encouraged them to find rest in him. What do we struggle with? Perhaps a change of perspective will bring about an attitude of lightness and even enjoyment.
What did mixed weather on her holiday teach Kelly about our response to the difficulties of life? How did the words of a new song prompt Mary to have a thankful heart or a picture of embroidery encourage us to grow into the people God intends us to be? These and other thoughts summed up what the Lord has been teaching us this summer - click the picture to read more.
Understanding needs to continue
Julie wrote a series of articles about her experience of understanding bereavement following the death of her husband last year and the difference that understanding made to the process of grieving. She has realised the importance of continuing that journey again recently as she reached the first anniversary. Click the picture to read more of her journey.
Have you ever asked this question when you or someone you love are going through difficult times? Does the Bible have anything to say that could really help us? We have a series of articles and personal stories which you might find helpful - click the picture to read more.
Understanding Yourself weekends
Step One - Marlow
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th September 2014
*** Bookings now being taken - this will be the last Step 1 course this year ***
*** New course ***
Step Five - Cratfield, Suffolk
Friday 6th - Sunday 8th February 2015
New course - and the opportunity to share new material - details to follow shortly.
As she has watched news of recent disasters on the TV and seen the devastation of war and plane crashes and the effects on the harvest in these areas, Merle reflects on the importance of what we each sow in our individual lives. Click the picture to read her thoughts.
Wells of salvation
Salvation - God's life in us - is there for the taking, but we have to go to the well, send down the bucket in faith, let it fill and draw it up. God doesn't do this part for us. We need to make sure the well remains open, fight for it and protect it so we can draw on God's resources and make them available to others. Click to read more ...