Beauty of the Earth

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies. For the wonder of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale and tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of light, For the joy of [...]

Lanky Lenny

‘Lanky Lenny!’ - the other kids would parrot after him at school. For Lenny was surely lanky. He was quite small before his teens. Everyone said -’He’ll sprout!’ And that he did - beyond the expectations of his mother, his Aunt Sofie and that complaining neighbour next door. Lenny definitely became lanky.   The problem [...]

God’s Love conquers all

John 3.16-17 1 John 4.7-21 It was some time ago but just as memorable nevertheless. It was at a Lenten study group when a lady from another church said something that still sticks in my memory. She told us that her son had just died. When we all commiserated, she said that the worst thing [...]

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 [...]