At the start of this week there was the unwelcome news of the collapse of Carillion, one of the Governments' chief engineering and supply contractors.
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Coming into the New Year I had reflected on some notes I made in 2017. It seems that repeated themes come up, the main one is love. I must admit I find this the hardest!
The second not surprisingly, is doing versus being. We are commanded to love one another, yet my ego and my unhealed hurts still scream out and come jumping in the way.
A Very Happy 2018 to you all!
I feel very challenged by what is the true essence of - A Happy New Year?
When finally condensed down, it can be summarised as being at peace - in whatever circumstances you may find yourself in. To me there’s only one place to be at true peace - that’s in the Prince of Peace – Jesus.
A year ago, I remember Denise Crook leading our worship with the words ‘Joy, unspeakable joy’.
She had just heard that John Williams had died, and I wondered if she was going to be able to get through the song.
Sorrow at the loss of a child is one of the hardest hurts to bear. When the child is only 15 the burden is all the greater on the family. Our love, affection, and support go out to the D’Amon family in this troubled time for them.
The idea of slowing down, of pausing at the time of year that our hectic lives become even more so, can seem daunting and is definitely counter cultural. Yet Advent is as season of waiting, as Simeon did, we eagerly wait for the Messiah to come (Luke 2:25).