There are plenty of lessons to learn from the returning exiles who rebuilt the temple and the walls of Jerusalem amidst fierce opposition. As we emerge from the pandemic how do we too build back and engage with God in a process of spiritual restoration and renewal?
What do you do when you need some time out? Check out some reflections on what it means to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer…
I’ve always loved King David. The early and quite difficult years were vital to allowing him to ‘Build to Last’ over a lifetime….
In order to build to last it is critical to find the place where we can trust God amidst all that life brings
Faith is proved genuine when it stands the test of time. In order to build to last we must invest deeply in strong foundations and build with care…
For 22 years we have served in Student ministry in Southampton. The ministry has looked quite different at different times but through it all we have had to walk by faith and not by sight.
Fear freezes out faith. The valley of Eshkol helps us to think about we can move from a place of fear to a place of trusting God in faith…
The Valley of Baka as described in Psalm 84 represents a challenging period of our journey. There is however a promise here that as we rest in the presence of God we will find refreshing springs to help us on our way.
Continuing my exploration of valleys I am now considering the Valley of the Shadow of Death and how we need not fear because of the love, presence, care and provision of our Good Shepherd.
In the midst of difficult times Micah is a great example of someone who find encouragement in looking to His God. He encourages us to watch in hope and wait expectantly on God. Micah still speaks powerfully to us today.