Valleys in the Bible are a great example of times of both difficulty and opportunity. In this blog we see that even in the valley God is still God, God is still at work and God is still with us…
The hope we have in Jesus transforms our grieving. As we begin to come to terms with the shock of the sudden loss of a friend, colleague and mentor we remember that he is now with Jesus which is better by far…
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.
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.
Life in the valleys can be pretty tough at times but the valley of Achor helps us see how God can turn even the hardest times on their heads so that they become an opportunity for hope.
Five years ago was a day that changed many lives. Jesus called home a young man with huge potential. Yet the impact of his life lives on in the lives that he touched and continues to touch. We praise God for James!
Two recent weekends stand out as great examples of celebration; a celebration of what God has done in our midst, a celebration of one another and a celebration of the gifts God has given us.
Too often our concept of heaven is too small because we are too preoccupied with the present. Let’s envision eternity for what it is and allow that perspective to transform us here and now. The Unseen reality of faith is no less real than that which is seen but we need God to open the eyes of our hearts so that we can find such hope.
Living for Jesus and serving Him as we await His return is like the battlefield. The spiritual battle is intense and everything points us towards a place where we give up on hope. Yet Jesus wants us to stand firm in His strength and with the armour He provides.
Two weeks ago we had a somewhat challenging period of about 5 days. It was challenging on a whole number of levels and was one of those times when everything felt like it was going ‘pear-shaped’. My most striking memory of pears comes from my mother who during my childhood was particular motivated to see me benefit from what she felt were the enormous health benefits of eating pears. There was no getting away from them and if I did…