This is about a story called, The Three Trees. When the trees first started out in life, they all had ambitions to become something incredible. The first tree wanted to become a beautiful treasure chest with all the worlds’ wealth in it. The second tree wanted to become a magnificent sailing ship that held royalty … Continue reading Be a Dreamer ….
Do you ever feel like you’re the only one with a porn problem? And everyone else around you seems to have their life sorted? You will definitely not be the only one who has felt like this or the first to feel this way. In the church alone, 68% of men and 30% of women … Continue reading Dear Church . I am struggling with porn. Will you help me ?
This is my personal story, it has been hard to write and even to admit, but I feel it will be beneficial to you all! I was doing all the ‘right’ things, volunteering at the ‘right’ events, leading small groups, speaking on topics, praying regularly, worshipping in a band and studying a Theology course at … Continue reading Eating Humble Pie!
How do you feel about the picture above? Mixed reactions and experiences I’m sure, some good and some bad. Where are you now ? Disillusioned, misheard, mistreated, over-looked, disliked, unwelcoming; these are some of the words that come to mind, of personal experiences in various churches (Negative start , I know!) My family and … Continue reading Why has God been made redundant from the church?!
Having watched the final part of the Lord of the Rings recently, I have decided to outline some themes that came out of this film . I believe that these themes are significant; if we are to see the holy spirit moving fully in order to bring more people to Christ before Jesus returns on … Continue reading The Return of The King
I have to be perfect , I have to get it right, I need to improve myself consistently . I sometimes feel that I am my own worse critic. Where does this idea of perfection come from ? Was it in my upbringing? Was it found in my church ? Was it the pressure I … Continue reading Limiting Perfection
Questioning self -worth and identity What do you see when you look in the mirror ? How do you measure your beauty ? Do you have perceptions of yourself based on other peoples’ ideas? Or are you happy with yourself? Do you ever wish you were younger, better looking or had less wrinkles? I … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of us all?
Rise like lions after slumber In unvanquishable number, Shake your chains to earth like dew, Which in sleep had fallen on you. Ye are many. They are few. Jeremy Corbyn summed up some truths for society in a matter of seconds @ Glastonbury Festival, when he read out the poem above by Percy Shelley. We … Continue reading Wake up from Slumber
Engaging with worship is something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives, particularly when we are in a bad place or perhaps we have children constantly demanding our attention or work worries on our minds. Perhaps, we simply cannot face God or we just feel distant from our creator! There are … Continue reading The Heart of Worship
With the events leading up to the snap election, here in the UK, we need to have in mind, the core values of Christianity in order to make a wise decision regarding the election . I call this the ‘Compassion Manifesto’. Although, sadly, many churches and denominations have decided not to emphasise the importance of … Continue reading The Compassion Manifesto