Practising for Christmas?

Practising for Christmas?

On a personal level, I don’t even begin to think about Christmas until December 1st – at the very earliest! In terms of local church we can’t afford to wait until then, so I hope all your plans are in the bag and they simply need to be implemented …...
Dare I Assume Responsibility?

Dare I Assume Responsibility?

I’m passing on this challenge wherever I go at the moment. It’s one I’ve received myself: Assume responsibility. These two words are the title of chapter one of Derek Tidball’s latest book Lead like Joshua, and they summarise what he’s hearing from Joshua 1:1-6. For...
Planning for Fruitfulness

Planning for Fruitfulness

Are you planning for fruitfulness? We probably know some these verses by heart: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray...
Needed: Soft eyes for the way ahead

Needed: Soft eyes for the way ahead

I’m not saying I’m addicted to watching TV crime and detective series, but Morse, Shetland, Endeavour, Lewis, Wallender, Midsomer Murders, etc. means the higher number channels are most frequently turned on in our house. I’ve never watched The Wire, apparently a US...