Lamb of God

With Easter still very much in my mind the thought of lambs in the fields seems somehow appropriate. While were we up on Penistone Hill on Easter Sunday morning we saw a field full of sheep and as we approached they came running towards us, I guess because they thought we had breakfast. When John... Continue Reading →

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Star Wars – The Last Jedi

Just some thoughts on the latest Star Wars Film. SPOILER ALERT - STOP READING if you have not seen the film but intend to.       I very much wanted to love this film. That is the honest truth. I am a huge fan of Star Wars having grown up with it, and I... Continue Reading →

Spurgeon on Suffering

"For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:5 There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales-in this side he puts his people's trials, and in that he puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always... Continue Reading →

Losing sight of Christ

The power and appropriateness of Spurgeon's "Morning and Evening" has been astonishing. Let me share another for encouragement: "I sought him, but I found him not."  Song of Solomon 3:1 Tell me where you lost the company of a Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find him. Have you lost... Continue Reading →

Prayer – Wisdom from Spurgeon

“Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” — Matthew 14:30 Sinking times are praying times with the Lord’s servants. Peter neglected prayer at starting upon his venturous journey, but when he began to sink his danger made him a suppliant, and his cry though late was not too late. In our hours of... Continue Reading →

John Lewis

There is something strangely moving about watching a snowman go to extraordinary lengths to procure a hat and gloves for his beloved snowwife. Of course said blandly like that it sounds unimpressive but the makers of the John Lewis advert for this Christmas have captured beautifully the idea that love can drive us to perform... Continue Reading →

Is God Jealous?

While reading through the Ten Commandments again yesterday I was struck at God's description of himself as jealous. Of course we baulk at that because it seems so wrong that God could display something as ugly as jealousy. But jealously is not always wrong, in fact in some contexts jealousy must be right. A husband... Continue Reading →

Gadgets and Gizmos

This may strike you as somewhat of strange post but I've been thinking about my love of gadgets and what it is that drives it. Since my earliest memories of TV are watching and loving Star Trek I confess that there may be a subconscious desire to possess a "tricorder" a sort of multi-function device... Continue Reading →

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