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
Where the spirit of God is, there is change and freedom (John 3:8). I am aware of a major sense of change and atmosphere beginning to happen here in the UK and globally. There appears to be a spiritual battle happening behind the scenes. We need to be aware, ‘our struggle is not against flesh … Continue reading God’s spirit is beginning to move in the UK and beyond: THE Great Awakening
The spirit, once again was hovering over the shallow waters of the deep. Humankind on earth, was no more. The earth groaned out, ‘ We have nothing left to give, you have drained us of all natural power, the effects are irreversible’. The earth heaved a huge sigh of relief . Finally, it had been … Continue reading I Caught a Glimpse of Heaven
The story goes that Little Red Riding Hood is exploring in the woods and goes to her Grandma’s house. She knocks at the door and her ‘Grandma’ is in bed. The girl recognises that Grandma’s features have changed .She says ‘ My, what big eyes you have’ , ‘What a deep voice you have’ and … Continue reading The Little Red Riding Hood guide to recognising falsity in a Church: How to recognise your grandma in disguise!