Something loved, read, treasured and ahead. It often happens here that in August the weather breaks and can be wet’n windy and unpredictable, but it seems once the children go back to school, at the beginning of September the wind drops and the sun comes out again. I love September…
Our heritage is not dependent on our family ancestry, on who we are or what we have done or where we come from, but rooted in accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. This is our hope – our hope for today and our hope for the future!
Although I love studying the Word of God for myself, I also enjoy using a daily devotional book, sometimes having a different theme or topic to follow is very refreshing. I have some great recommendations…
One of my earliest memories of church is pre-school. It was afternoon and I was in a small upstairs room at ‘The Sisterhood’ meeting with my Mum. She was playing the piano and I was sitting on the front row on a hard wooden chair for the longest time ever…
What does the phrase ‘investing in the lives of others’ mean to you? One definition is to put our money or time into something or someone with the expectation that there will be a profitable return – but God’s ways are different…
This post is written as part of the Five Minute Friday writing prompt – to write for five minutes on one word. This week’s word is ‘Could.’
Friendships are formed when we are willing to give our time and attention to another person and encouragement is all about giving! It is a gift that we can develop to help build relationships, in our churches, workplace, and social groups. Are we prepared to reach out and make others welcome?
If we are honest, we all like kind and encouraging words, and sometimes that is enough – a kind word can cheer someone up and make a difference, even change their day for the better. But there are also times when words alone are not enough….
In scripture walking is frequently used as an image to represent our behaviour in our relationship with God. Spiritually do you choose to walk in love, in the wide place, that is in the freedom of God’s grace?
Is there a time to be loud? Are you a naturally loud person or does your personality lean towards peace and quiet….
Did you know that in the New Testament there are two different Greek words for the ‘word’ of God? One of the words is logos and the other is rhema….
Something loved, something read, something treasured and something ahead. Sharing snapshots of life from the month of August….
In June our national newspapers all showed one particular picture taken at a Black Lives Matter event, which had descended from a peaceful protest into a violent riot between opposition groups and the police. What had caught the attention of the press was a ‘modern day good Samaritan’.
We tend to think that ‘positive’ thinking and ‘mindfulness’ are something new, that they are twenty first century concepts, but that is not the case. The importance of our thought life has been recognised from the wisdom of Solomon onward….
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We first receive the gift of faith, when we hear and respond to the word of God, but that is just the beginning of our journey.
When you walk in the mountains you keep your eyes fixed ahead, on where you are going, but uphill is hard work, so occasionally you stop and turn round to look back on how far you have come and that encourages you to press on!
During the summer months the roadside grass verges, and even the lower slopes of the mountains, are full of these bright orange to red flowers. They add a beautiful splash of colour and thrive among the brambles, gorse, and heather – but they are not native to Wales!
3 Good Reads for Summer! There is nothing more relaxing than being on holiday, and sitting in the sun with something good to read! It could well be that this year the first two are not an option – but wherever you find yourself, create a little space to escape with a great book.
One of the ways that we show respect to another person is by being willing to listen to what they have to say!
There is a difference between hearing and listening – hearing is one of our senses, we hear without even having to think about it, but to listen we need to engage with an open and receptive mind.