Friday, September 30, 2016

The day Noah got locked in the carπŸ™ˆ


Anna managed to lock Noah in the car today with the keys inside πŸ‘€

It's a good job we have the fire brigade πŸ‘πŸ»

The way forward....

Sometimes in life you can't see a way out of the clouds that surround you. 

The clouds of financial insecurity , of illness , of loneliness or a million and one other problems. 

When this happens , when the cloud descends then believe that the Lord knows and that he will guide you. 

All we have to do is keep on going forward one minute at a time , trusting that he will guide our steps. 

So look beyond the clouds today and fix your eyes on the Good Shepherd who is going to lead you beside the still waters. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Every generation ...

Today Bethel welcomed the young and the not so young πŸ˜„

Lister Drive infants year 1 spent an hour in our company learning about the church and what we believe as Christians enjoying some juice and biscuits to boot. 

This was followed by a community lunch for the more mature folk in the district who enjoyed soup and pudding followed by the good news of Jesus. 

Food for the stomach and food for the soul. 

Good news for every generation. πŸ™πŸ»

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Is Jesus relevant ???

I was asked to answer this question at a lunch bar for Hope University Christian Union today. Along with Josh. 

Yes is the answer in case you were wondering πŸ˜„

He is our maker and our master and our messiah.  That makes Him more than just relevant . That makes him central to our very existence. 

Have you acknowledged his relevance in your life today ? 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not by bread alone πŸ˜„

Each week I go into a school in Liverpool to help run their Christian Union. What you see above is their staple diet πŸ™ˆ. 

However I am pleased to report that at the same meeting we chew on the Word of God which is far more satisfying. 

Have you fed on it today ? " Taste and see that the Lord is good "

Monday, September 26, 2016

Drawing near ....

Today as I sit in our conservatory ( our oasis) ,the rain falls ,the music plays, the word of God speaks. 

He draws near ... Peace flows , guidance is given. He ministers to me from this place of stillness. 

Go and find your place , draw near to Him today. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I could taste the past ...

It was the harvest thanksgiving service at Great Warford Baptist Church today . 

For centuries ( since 1642) God's people have gathered in this place. Ever since the days of Oliver Cromwell. Generations of folk have come and gone and still God's word is proclaimed from this pulpit. 

The sense of history was tangible . Oh that this pulpit would continue to proclaim His name until that glorious day when history is no more. 

To God be the Glory 

The Bride and The Groom

Yesterday ,The Bride ( Sarah) and The Groom ( Josh) became husband and wife at Bethel. 

A day that they had thought about and planned for over the last year or so. A wonderful day , full of joy and celebration. 

One day,  we the bride of Christ will meet Him . Oh what a day that will be. And until that day we make ourselves ready. 

So how is your preparation going ?  

Friday, September 23, 2016

The sisterhood πŸ˜„

Family life is a joy. Our family is separated by many miles , Portsmouth , London and for one day yesterday York ( Laura.) Even with the separation imposed by distance modern technology bridges the gap. Well almost. 

Yesterday our family whatsapp group was awash with banter , the banter of sisterhood and in this there is much solace and joy. The joy of knowing that in a loving family you can be yourself and relax into the good humoured Micky taking without any long term lasting damage πŸ˜„

Families are designed to bless God and to bless each other. For that I am very thankful. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where has that gone ?

Noah officially celebrates his sixth month here on earth today. It is hard to grasp the way in which time does indeed fly. 

I am writing this in my study at home and the sound I hear is the tick-tock of my wall clock ... Time ticks on , it is relentless. 

On the one hand this saddens,as you know that at some point your time will one day come to an end and you will depart from those you love and cherish. On the other hand beyond this life is paradise , secured for us by the one who came to lead us in the way , the truth and the life . Leading us ultimately into life eternal. As the clock ticks this is our hope. 

So Noah if you read this many years from now and I am long gone ,know that paradise awaits you in Jesus. Know that one day we will all be reunited in the eternal realm. Worshiping together , the one who gave Himself for us.