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Thoughts

Thoughts

  Visit Site 1 Corinthians 2:11 (NLT) “No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.” My life might best be depicted as a see-saw. One moment I am up, contemplating the very essence of the Divine, the next, rock bottom, […]

Pebble Power

Pebble Power

Having spent some time on the Jurassic Coastline of South East Devon I have seen many people from all over the world looking for flint stones, dinosaur remains and unusual looking pebbles on the beaches.  People all searching for a link to the past which allows the imagination to toss about theories of how different […]

God’s Unexpected Ways

God’s Unexpected Ways

As we begin a new Connexional year, I wonder what surprises are in store for us, as individuals and as a circuit as we journey together. Which reminds me of a story: A little three-year-old boy opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for […]

After The Referendum

After The Referendum

From the official local report of Friday morning: The people of Cheshire East have voted to leave the European Union. The result was declared at about 4.45am in Macclesfield today (Friday) with 113,163 (113,000) voting to leave the EU and 107,962 (108,000) voting to remain. That means the leave vote won by 5,201 (5,000). There […]

Be An Encourager!

Be An Encourager!

The book of Acts tells of the spread of the Gospel throughout the then known world and has some super snapshots, showing us the life of the early church. One of them is Acts 4:32-37. This provides a sharp contrast with the financial crises, cuts and greed so often at work in the world today. […]

Christ is Alive

Christ is Alive

John 20: Early on the 1st day of the week while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed Believe it – live life knowing it – Share the good news and acknowledge God’s presence working within you. The written word can only be resurrected […]

February Reflection

February Reflection

Lent During February we begin our journey through the season of Lent. Lent is a time of spiritual preparation for the wonderful celebrations that await us during Easter week. It is a time to reflect on where we’re up to as individuals and churches in our walk with the Lord, a kind of spiritual stock-taking. […]

Heroic Actions

Heroic Actions

James 1:4 NLT  “So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” It is often in adversity that heroic actions break forth. Whether the 7/7 bombings in London, or the Boxing Day tsunami which caused havoc in Indonesia and beyond, over time a narrative of […]

The Methodist Covenant

The Methodist Covenant

Many Methodist churches hold a special service in January, called a Covenant Service. Think of this as a New Year service, where we consider New Year’s resolutions, the year that has passed and the year that is to come. The difference between a Methodist Covenant Service and an ordinary New Year’s Resolution, though, is that […]

Father’s Love Letter

Father’s Love Letter

My Child, You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. […]