Do not be afraid


This is one of my favourite verses from the Bible. It is a comfort to me to know that even if I feel overwhelmed by things that threaten me, or that the big wave is about to crash over my head, I am not alone. God holds me, just as he holds you. I hope …

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God Cares


I had a brilliant conversation tonight with my family in our garden, and in the midst of it, my brother asked, "But does God really care ?" It's a great question, and definitely one to talk about over a few beers and some pizza on a warm summer's night. We talked about our different experiences, …

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Actions in Love


It is week 4 in our current sermon series at church tomorrow, and we're looking at ministering God's grace in our day to day lives. What it ultimately boils down to is what this from 1 Corinthians 16:14 says, "let all that you do be done in love". It's not always easy to do that, …

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PamBook Entry – 27th May 2021


Today is… 27th May 2021. It's my brother's birthday, my cousin's husband's birthday, and is the first anniversary of my father-in-law's funeral. What I’ve been up to today… lots of admin and preppy type stuff. I've created a music video for Sunday's services, attended a webinar on how to do digital church better, led a …

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My Ministry Day


I've had a lovely day today, spending most of my time on the phone talking with people. It has been one of the more frustrating things about having to concentrate on academic stuff so much, in that I've not had as much time as I would have liked to spend on "proper" ministry. And by …

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Love


There are many ways of loving people, just as there are many ways of telling someone you love them. The traditional "three little words" work very well for a lot of the time, but sometimes it's not possible or practical or ethical or appropriate to say to someone, "I love you". It could be asking, …

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What Would You Eradicate?


If you could eradicate anything in the world, what would you choose to get rid of? If I could eradicate anything at all, I would get rid of FEAR. Fear stops us doing so much, and it stops the world working as it should. We fear things going wrong, and so it stops us trying, …

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Easter School Day 6 – Good Friday


A deep and emotional day today at virtual Easter School. We began with our usual Morning Prayers and reflection from Bishop Mark on this, the holiest of holy days in the Christian calendar. The phrase that has stayed with me throughout the day is "it wasn't nails that kept him on the cross; it was …

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Listening For Echoes


This week's #LiveLent theme is "Listening For Echoes", and we have been concentrating in our small group work and church services on how the gospel message can be seen in absolutely everywhere... if we know how to look! There is a knack to spotting where God is at work in the world, and it just …

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Love


1 Corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not …

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