Monthly Archives: April 2015

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs

On Thursday I met Lydia. she was fun to talk to and even knew a bit about Lydia in the Bible. (I was impressed.)  Normally I avoid people who stop you on the street for charities, but today it felt like Holy Spirit wanted me to stop. I’m advocating for her! She suggested that we could sponsor a guide dog puppy for £2 a month. There is a 10year!!! waiting list for a guide dog, …

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Fishing on the other side of the Boat.

Fishing on the other side of the Boat.

Have you ever noticed that God reserves the right to be God? He sets the rules, shows the way to go give this detail and plan and ideas (I’ve been reading Exodus and Leviticus recently)  then breaks them himself. Not in a capricious way, where He tramples on his principles, or a changeable, pragmatic way, but in a loving way; to show us that there is a greater truth, a deeper knowledge, it’s His way …

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Natural Growth

Multiplication. Apparently Westerners generally don’t like mathematics. So talking about multiplication and addition may not elicit enthusiasm. But I’m not asking for anyone to do any hard maths today. Just go back to one of the things I remember people doing in primary school and beyond and I can hear my son doing from time to time: doubling numbers: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256… There’s something about the enormity of the multiplying …

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Why I do what I do…

Why I do what I do…

It’s Good Friday. Maybe a vicar should be writing some deeply spiritual reflection on the effects of the day, but whilst the truth of this day weighs heavy on me it feels like there are other things to say today. I’m always struck by Jesus’s seeming presence of mind in the final days and hours of his life. This grace under pressure, wider vision in the face of huge personal suffering is extremely challenging as …

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2015 DC

2015 DC Just a short note today. Blog extra if you will. The Internet seems to have gone a little bit crazy with Christians responding to the Prime Minister’s letter/appeal in a Christian magazine. The politics of the letter are not for me to comment on. Let me quickly outline my politics. There is no political party that adequately articulate my opinions, I am disillusioned with the political system and think it needs redrawing. Unless …

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