Thought for the day 31
on January 31st, 2021
Thought for the DaySo this is my 31st thought for the day, it’s a whole months worth and I hope that they have been an encouragement and blessing to you.And for my final thought I just had to mention my favourite verse in Psalm 91. It’s not a secret that I love wings - I have clothes with wings on, wallpaper with wings on, wing ornaments around the house and as you’d expect, these wings make me th...  Read More
Thought for the day 30
on January 30th, 2021
Thought for the DayIn the bible there’s a book called Esther (Old Testament). Her story is about how she was in the right place, (which happened to be the Kings palace), at the right time. Her Uncle even says to her ‘what if you were born for such a time as this’ and this is preached and quoted often because of the truth behind it.So today, no matter what’s happened... whether it’s been a success ...  Read More
Thought for the day 29
on January 29th, 2021
Thought for the DayI love having fresh flowers around the house, my favourite is red roses or when they are in season, lovely long gladioli. I love the fresh and inviting look of the open flowers and how they are so unique and pretty.But the problem is that they don’t last, a week of beauty and then they are floppy and dead. No new water or feed will help because what’s happened is they have been ...  Read More
Thought for the day 28
on January 28th, 2021
Thought for the DayI’ve been reminded quite vividly today about how we are warned that the devil prowls around like a lion, (1 Peter 5:8 -  Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.) He is waiting to pounce on us when we least expect it. The bible also teaches us that the devil comes to steal from us, kill us (maybe dreams,...  Read More
Thought for the day 27
on January 27th, 2021
Thought for the DayFood is fuel. Don’t you agree? Without food we won’t survive, and if we constantly eat the wrong food, even though it’s fuel it’s going to ruin the engine!So here’s today’s thought. What have you put in the ‘spiritual tank’ today? What words, TV or thoughts have gone in?The bible teaches us that the Gods Word is our spiritual food, that we should be filling ourselves up and over...  Read More
Thought for the day 26
on January 26th, 2021
Thought for the DayEven before we were pastors, Steve and I always believed that we as leaders should live as transparent lives as possible. We believe it even more now we are honoured to be Pastors of our church. Being transparent doesn’t mean that we bare all to everyone, about everything - or using platforms to tell of our problems.To us, being transparent means keeping it real in our lives. In...  Read More
Thought for the day 25
on January 25th, 2021
Thought for the DayDo you remember building sandcastles on the beach? Or maybe you built big holes that could be chairs or perhaps you buried a family member in the sand??To build something that stood firm you had to have the right type of sand. Very dry sand wouldn’t form into a shape and extremely wet sand got stuck inside the bucket!! And then when you tried to add layers or stones it all crumb...  Read More
Thought for the day 24
on January 24th, 2021
Thought for the DayWatching most of the country out enjoying snow days today has been a bit like watching someone eat my favourite chocolate and not share it! We LOVE snow as a family but we seem to be the only section of the UK to never get any... should we move?!Seriously, it’s reminded me today about the 10 commandments - particularly the one about not converting what your neighbour has! You se...  Read More
Thought for the day 23
on January 23rd, 2021
Thought for the DayLast Sunday I spoke at church about Love. How in 1 Corinthians 13 we are given ways in which we should love in our lives and how love needs to be the centre of everything we do and everything we are.I also referenced the love of our father from the parable of the Lost Sheep. How that shepherd searched through the rough and potentially dangerous terrain, how he looked high and lo...  Read More
Thought for the day 22
on January 22nd, 2021
Thought for the DayWhen was the last time you laughed so hard your tummy ached? Mine was today, but before that, it’s been a few weeks...The bible says that laugher is good, like a medicine and it also says that we should be more like children... and when we watch children they find everything funny - they see the world through a much lighter and more interesting view. They see the fun, they see t...  Read More
Thought for the day 21
on January 21st, 2021
Thought for the DayWhy do we put moisturiser on our faces? Bit of a random question I know but why do we protect our skin like that? ... or here’s another random one, why do we put rain coats on when we head out to the rain??No I’m not mad, and yes I know it’s all about protection. Why then do we neglect to put on our spiritual amour before we go anywhere or so anything?Ephesians 6 tells us to put...  Read More
Thought for the day 20
on January 20th, 2021
Thought for the DayI know I’m late in writing today’s thought, which got me thinking about time! I’ll make it a short one...A simple reminder tonight that Gods timing is perfect... and even when we feel he’s late - or early - we need to appreciate that God knows what we need and when we need it most.There have been many times in my life that I’ve felt God was running late, but the truth was, in th...  Read More