Quiet Word September 2019

A year has many ‘fresh start’ points. January has its resolutions (maybe better to see them as ‘renewed commitments’). Spring, with its focus on Easter, brings renewed wonder at God’s incredible love for each of us – what a wonderful Saviour we have in Jesus! September brings many fresh starts...

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Quiet Word – Summer 2019

Debbie and I have just celebrated our second wedding anniversary in a hotel that boasts an ‘estuary view’. It lived up to its name: the tidal waters rushed in and then ebbed away. The expression ‘time and tide wait for no man’ was so visibly true. No matter how desperate...

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Quiet Word June 2019

Travelling by train to London for college has its advantages. I have time to have a coffee and eat breakfast. I can relax and rest my eyes, read and I can have my quiet time – read the Bible and my daily Bible notes and pray.   My fellow passengers take the...

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Quiet Word May 2019

The period between Easter and Pentecost is an opportune time for us, as a church and as individuals, to reflect on living in the light of the miracle of Easter. Jesus met with his disciples in different places and times with a number of aims. Some took more than a...

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Quiet Word April 2019

Many years ago, one Easter Day afternoon, I was baptised along with five others. I had become a Christian on the previous Remembrance Sunday. In baptism I was entrusting my life to the Jesus who had shown me on that first Easter, just how much he loved me and how,...

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A Quiet Word – March 2019

At the end of March – by the way, welcome to March! – we are planning to celebrate the national 20th anniversary of Open the Book. We continue to go as a team once a fortnight into Whitehouse Primary School. There we share Bible stories from both Old and New...

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Quiet Word – February 2019

One of the things we notice this time of the year is daylight lengthening – it does it roughly at 15 minutes a week. Many of us are aware of how quickly life’s circumstances can change. Maybe it’s an age thing, but nothing seems to stay the same for very...

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Quiet Word – January 2019

Happy New Year! Well, here we are standing at the dawn of a New Year. What it holds is anybody’s guess. Certainly this is true around the whole issue of Brexit and a new relationship with the European Union. Changes are of course possible in the life of our church...

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December 2018

One of the secrets of Christmas is ‘being prepared’. Christmas never seems just to happen; plans and preparations are essential for the Christmas event to run smoothly. If this isn’t true of you and your family in its journey to readiness for the Big Day, it certainly was for heaven...

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