Christ’s mindfulness beats depression

Finding hope in seeking glimmers of Christ's Kingdom today and letting tomorrow take care of itself.

How to sing out for the long summer days

  Here is a hymn for this mid-summer moment of Solstice and the longest day. For, the Sun is now 'travelling back' to the Equator and autumn will come again. But we still have many warm days ahead, so let us sing a song in thanks to God: Summer suns are glowing over land and [...]

Silence

Silence   O God of peace, in the quiet room and the few words, you know the deep needs of our hearts and the ache of our longing. In the silence sit with us until we know we are heard and can confidently make our reply. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   by Thy Kingdom Come [...]

D Day Remembered

  6 June 1944  0630 Allied Troops landed on the Normandy cost at this time 75 years ago. If, prayers are in the eternal then they can go back in time. Back to those who saved the world from an evil that is only now starting to walk the earth again. Let us then join [...]

Careful living

He picked a paperclip off the floor and placed it precisely on her desk. He also sighed as if she had nearly thrown away the company’s annual profits. With as much restraint as she could muster, she said ‘thank you, Albert! Nearly lost the Crown Jewels there.’ The irony was lost on him as was [...]

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 [...]

Love Actually

This is my address for the midnight service on Christmas Eve...... The first time I watched the film ‘Love Actually’ I switched it off after a few minutes. I just didn’t understand that its plot was a complex mix of multiple story lines. Now, after getting to grips with it, this romantic comedy is one [...]

Longing and regret

It is said that one of the most popular songs played at funerals is Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’ With the end near the singer reflects: ‘Regrets I’ve had a few, but then again too few to mention.’ They are blessed indeed who only have a few! Anyone who aspires to a better life or who [...]