A short reflection with songs on Lange's famous picture. For like Psalm 131, it reveals the 'motherly' love of God. https://youtu.be/CSmcI3t7SeQ
Graham thinks of Paul baptising with the Holy Spirit and its command to love.
What does the gift of the Holy Spirit in baptism give and ask?
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!’ - 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Words of Love The power of the preacher came to the world’s attention a few months ago when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in St George’s Chapel. The Most Reverend Michael Curry from the Episcopal Church of North America ‘preached up a storm’ and many were amazed at his charismatic style and [...]