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Thank You Day

Thank You Day

Thank You Day  'Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.' 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) Sunday 7th July has been billed as ‘Thank You day’, when we are encouraged to thank people who help us –...

In the image of God, He created them

In the image of God, He created them

We can not doubt how creative God is – if we just STOP and take notice of the world around us. The absolute wonder of CREATION. Still your heart and mind with a deep breath in and out. Bring to recollection the sight of the mighty, majestic mountain, or the simple yet...

Sing to Him a new song

Sing to Him a new song

'Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy'. Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV) This is just one of the...

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Charles Francis Adams, son of U.S. President John Quincy Adams was a diplomat to Great Britain. On one occasion he wrote in his diary: "Went fishing with my son today--a day wasted." His son, Brooks, wrote this entry for the same day: "Went fishing with my father--the...

Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field”.    Matthew 9:37-38 When I moved to Cumbria I was asked by a mum in the parent and baby group “Why are you a volunteer?”.   A...

National Creativity Day

National Creativity Day

Despite what I have recently seen on TwiX (or whatever we call Twitter these days) where it states “There are NO deities in the universe. If there were, we would be aware of it. Try hard to adjust to reality. This is important.” I notice that in this Scripture we see...

He restores my soul

He restores my soul

“Comfort me Mary, I’m depressed.” “Have a cup of tea.” … “Ooooh, I feel better already.” So went an advert for a brand of tea in my childhood. It is a well-known British trope that a cup of tea is almost a cure-all. Feeling down? Cup of tea with a friend. Had a shock?...