New Birth – A Shepherd’s Awakening

Has Jesus’ birth made a difference in your life?  It changed the lives of the shepherds forever. ‘The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.’  Luke 2:20 Yes of course I remember that night – how could I ever forget! I was only…

Expecting

Expecting – Elizabeth’s story for Advent I think we had both just giving up hoping, well to be fair Zechariah had given up long before, I had only recently begun to doubt myself. All his brothers had had their sons and some of them were already grown and getting married themselves, so he thought that our…

Green pastures – Sabbatical

He maketh me lie down in green pastures MAKETH ME He takes me kicking and screaming He drags me bound hand and foot He leads me shackled and gagged He blocks every other path and bars every other door Until I come to a place of rest Until I lay down my tools My instruments…

Jesus’ Love

Matthew 22:15-22 The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Jesus in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people…

Committed – Jesus’ Welcome

I am sure you have all been there; the mail arrives and in it you see a beautifully addressed card with an invitation to a cousin’s wedding. You hardly know the cousin, and it has been many years since you have spoken with them. The problem is the wedding is in the other side of…