Help

Help   Today we pray a prayer of 'help', remembering all those around the world who pray with us.   O God of the shared burden through the tiring day, our anxieties and cares make it difficult for us to recognise the companionship of your Son. Help us to welcome his offer of exchange and [...]

A way from anxiety

Matthew 6:25-34 Living Bible (TLB) I know I am a worrier. However, more recently, I have started to worry about being a worrier. Not least, I seem to get wound up about the most illogical of things at times like holidays when I have least to worry about. In the end, I am not sure there [...]

Life a maze?

Many years ago, when I was working in central London, I took a Sunday trip out to Hampton Court. Well, let me tell you, it is indeed a magnificent Tudor building which is well worth the visit. However, towards mid-afternoon, I realised I needed to leave soon to catch my train. For some reason, I [...]

Holding onto Summer

In the recent film The Monuments Men, George Clooney gathers together a group of art experts during World War Two and drafts them into the US Army. This rag tag platoon’s eventual role is to join the Allied advance across Europe and save the art works stolen from occupied countries by the Nazis. Actually, although [...]

Christmas Nights

As a child the most magical of times were the nights before Christmas. The Christmas tree with its multicoloured lights, I imagined had a thousand places within its boughs where tiny arboreal people lived, the wall decorations cast sparkling reflections from the open fire and bedtime was less of a chore as each sleep got [...]