How are we going to get through the next six months?

“Not another six months of this?” That was the reaction of most of us to this week’s latest COVID-19 announcements wasn’t it. Something that we hoped would be sorted in a matter of weeks or maybe months is likely to be the dominant issue at least for a whole year and probably longer. We hadContinue reading “How are we going to get through the next six months?”

What if the vaccine never comes?

There have been encouraging signs over the past few weeks. We are hearing reports that trials with vaccines are having some successes. Meanwhile, we appear to be over the peak here in the UK and cases of COVID-19 have continued to decline even as society has started to open up again. However we continue toContinue reading “What if the vaccine never comes?”

Being Salty – We hide our light when …

“Witness … and where necessary use words.” It was one of the most over used, cliched and patently false little sayings doing the rounds when I was at uni.  I think people also tried, without factual evidence to attribute it to St Francis of Assisi. The point is that you always, always need to useContinue reading “Being Salty – We hide our light when …”

#SummerIsHere

I started lockdown with a twitter hashtag #SummerIsComing. It was my way of reminding myself and perhaps others that although we were entering a dark period like winter when we would be locked away, huddled at home, these dark times would eventually pass.  We could look forward to summer coming. I said at the timeContinue reading “#SummerIsHere”

Faith, hope and children (What Kevin DeYoung could have said)

Here’s an extra article this afternoon instead of sharing afternoon tea. The Kevin DeYoung article about having lots of children has certainly stirred emotions. Some people have taken this to mean that there are obstacles to pastors talking about discipleship issues that affect women. I don’t think so. I don’t think that the problem wasContinue reading “Faith, hope and children (What Kevin DeYoung could have said)”

Hastening Christ’s Coming

Why do we get so frustrated when we see people breaking the lockdown rules? It’s the same reason that we used to get frustrated at school when the teacher said that we would be kept behind longer if people kept messing about. We just wanted everyone to behave so that the detention would end andContinue reading “Hastening Christ’s Coming”

Food from around the web

My friend from Oak Hill days, Stephen Watkinson has resurrected his blog “Northern Souls”. Here he writes on the importance of “hammering home” application if we want to make sure that churches get the challenging things that God has to say to us. Facing the Day: This is a guest post by Rachel Lane onContinue reading “Food from around the web”

Foxes in the garden #SummerIsComing

This morning as I was making breakfast I spotted our local family of foxes out on our law.  WE had seen a glimpse of one heading over the fence a few days ago, then on Saturday night there had been a banging on the patio door window as one of them tried to get inContinue reading “Foxes in the garden #SummerIsComing”

Food from around the worldwide web

When facing fear and anxiety – Look for hope is a site set up to help people find hope during the coronavirus pandemic in the Gospel . Here is an article from Andy Weatherly We had hoped – a reflection on the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Are you experiencing dashed hopes atContinue reading “Food from around the worldwide web”