#TheDailyDose Habakkuk 3:16-19 with those famous statements “even though …” how can we persevere through suffering, persecution and trial?
There’s a famous sermon that has the rhetorical line that says “It’s Friday … but Sunday’s coming” You can listen here. It’s powerful stuff and helpfully points us forward to the good news of the resurrection. I’m sure the words have sustained many people in the dark hours of trouble. Indeed, I owe my emphasis… Continue reading Friday is here
At the start of Coronavirus I talked often about how we may be going through a winter season of shutdowns and lockdowns but summer was coming. There would be a day when things would change, when the virus would recede and we would be able to break lockdown. #SummerIsComing I said. Well, summer came and… Continue reading #SummerReallyIsComing
Yesterday was a good news day in the battle against COVID-19. The twin announcements of a mass testing trial in Liverpool and the positive results from vaccine trials were signs op hope. However, in the Prime Minister’s statement last night, we were reminded by him and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer that there is still… Continue reading Swallows and Vaccines
Here are some thoughts I put together on how we can move forward as churches as we come through the other side of the pandemic. Context Covid-19 led to churches having to close their buildings and many of their weekday activities. We were able to go online for some things and on the one hand… Continue reading Sharing the Love of Jesus in a post-covid world
“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 had… Continue reading How are we going to get through the next six months?
This morning, we opened our church building for public worship for the first time since lockdown began. I thought you might like to hear about how we got on. My own church day started around about 8pm. I recorded a message of encouragement for the church family which you can watch back here. We then… Continue reading Returning to the building – our story
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 time… Continue reading #SummerIsHere
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 in… Continue reading Foxes in the garden #SummerIsComing
Summer and Winter Apparently in Game of Thrones, the Stark family have a saying “Winter is Coming.” It is a chill warning of dark and dangerous days ahead. I have started using the hashtag #SummerIsComing on social media. Why? Well, it feels very much like we are in the dark nights of winter as we… Continue reading Summer Is Coming