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Jul 2024
Weekly Email w/b 15th July 2024

There may well have been many praying out Psalm 77 on Sunday evening during the Euro Final. ‘Has the God forgotten to be merciful?…I will remember your miracles of long ago’ (1966 to be precise!). Yes, England lost to Spain, and a nation went into mourning. Not being a football fan, I struggle to identify with those who are genuinely emotionally impacted by ‘a game’, but for many the feelings and emotions are real. Quickly, before the tournament was even over, hot anger and criticisms were being poured out on Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane. At the end of the match there was a weeping and wailing, a gnashing of teeth. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we (and I include myself in this) took our walk with Jesus as......

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28
Jun 2024
Weekly Email w/b 24th June 2024

Have you ever thought, ‘if only…‘? If only I had more time, or energy, or money? If only I was younger, or better looking, or funnier? Ask any children’s minister and they could give you a list; the things we could do, if only… Recently, I was chatting to Andy Digby after the Sunday morning service, and I told him my ‘If Only’. We have been having an amazing time on Welly Sundays with Trinity Kids outdoors, but we dream of a permanent outdoor space where we can sit, reflect, wonder, and meet with God. If only… The next thing I know, my inbox pings with a message that says, “the logs have been delivered!” Can you believe it? Andy had gathered his mates, Andy Houghton and John Hughes,......

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20
Jun 2024
Weekly Email w/b 17th June 2024

As I sit at my study desk I am often interrupted by the sound of snoring. It could be mine, halfway through a particularly exciting round of emails with a long distribution list. But it’s more likely to be one if not two animals fast asleep in the room, the dog monopolising the sofa and the cat stealing any patch of warmth she can find. It’s a strange one isn’t it. These domesticated pets who by and large spend all day inside the house. They are most comfortable to stay put, take it easy, and rest up. I don’t blame them, it’s probably an age thing! Life is most predictable that way, and there’s a certain ‘ease’ to it all. I was speaking on Sunday about how we at......

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14
Jun 2024
Weekly Email w/b 10th June 2024

As I sat looking out of the car window to the grounds of a community centre, I noticed a very small bush that has beautiful green leaves but what struck me the most was the many red beautiful flowers that were hidden in it and very close to the soil. At first glance I didn’t even notice these flowers but the longer I was looking at the bush, the more I started to notice them and the more I appreciated the beauty of the bush. In Ecclesiastes 3:1 it tells us “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens“. There are seasons in our lives that we get very busy wishing there are 48 hours in the day, but there should be......

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