Ascension – yet another new normal!

Bible Passages: Acts 1: 9-11 This week’s bible passage follows straight on from the one we read last week where Jesus promises that he will send the Holy Spirit.   Jesus has been telling them for a while that he would be going away but I’m guessing they were expecting it…

God is not on lockdown!

I don’t know whether you have come across the comparison between what we are experiencing right now and the exile of the Israelites?  I have certainly seen it on a few facebook posts and blogs and the like suggesting we in a similar situation and in some ways, it does feel…

Fruitfulness in Lockdown!

Last week, we looked at the passage about the houses built on rock and on sand and spoke about our lives being built on listening to and acting on the words of Jesus.  How has that gone for you this week?  Have you been able to see a difference in how you…

How’s your house faring?

I write this on a sunny morning, grateful that the rain of yesterday has now stopped and everything looks brighter again.  I wonder how you did on your gratitude daily lists I suggested last week?  Confession time here (I know we don’t do confession in the Salvation Army usually but it definitely…

A Sacrifice of Praise!

Today, 4 weeks in to being stuck at home, unable to meet with each other, unable to go out and live lives we have always lived, I want to encourage to you praise God and to be grateful.   Ruby and I were filling in her ‘Lockdown Diary’ as part of…

The Emmaus Road

This week, we are looking at Luke 24: 13-35. I’ve included it here in case you don’t have a bible to hand. On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were…

Celebration???

My 5th Coronacom Newsletter written for my congregation for Easter Sunday. Dear All! Readings: Psalm 22 and 23, Luke 24:1-12, Hebrews 10:11-14 I don’t know about you but I’m sat here trying to write something celebratory for Easter Sunday morning and I’m definitely in more of a Good Friday mood!…

A new normal!

Well this has been quite a couple of weeks, hasn’t it? The Coronavirus has hit and it feels like life has changed pretty much overnight. Last Thursday was my birthday. I was greeted in the morning by my 5 year old singing happy birthday to me on my bed. As…

Live it!

I heard someone on the radio yesterday morning talking about righteousness and how we receive it but then we need to live in it. It says in Romans 3 that “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the…