Happy people – the hungry and thirsty

Have you ever lost your appetite? I don’t just mean being off your food for a few days because you are a bit under the weather or snacking all day so that you are not hungry at mealtime.  I’m talking about significant loss of appetite over a sustained period of time. In such a case,Continue reading “Happy people – the hungry and thirsty”

The Shaming of the Shrew

This is the third in a little series of articles reflecting on the controversy surrounding Dominic Cumming’s trip to Durham. I guess it also relates to the issues that came up with Professor Neil Ferguson and Catherine Calderwood, the former Scottish Chief Medical Officer I am more concerned with the lessons we learn for ourContinue reading “The Shaming of the Shrew”

My biggest enemy is …

A preacher advertises Sunday’s service with the announcement that he will reveal his biggest enemy during the sermon. He is going to reveal who has been his worst thorn in the flesh, his most difficult opponent. Come Sunday and the church is packed. Everyone is there to see who the enemy is and they’ve allContinue reading “My biggest enemy is …”

Jesus thank you

Jesus Thank you (Isaiah 53:10-12) Introduction How much do you value your status? Think about it. You may initially say that you don’t care but you know how you react when you are wrongly accused, when you are unfairly turned down for a job or when someone makes a mean joke about you. We wantContinue reading “Jesus thank you”

“Everything you Need”

A talk from 2 Peter 1:1-4 Introduction Are you ready for what lies ahead? How are we going to cope? There are practical worries. Will we run out of toilet rolls and bread?  Will we continue to be paid if  there is no work? Will we be physically safe from the virus. Then there areContinue reading ““Everything you Need””