There are no little places…

“I see how right Francis Schaeffer was when he said that there are no little places and no little people. If Jesus would choose the small, obscure town of Bethlehem as his birthplace and the better-known (but only because of its bad reputation) town of Nazareth—“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46)—as his temporal home, and if he could choose to build his … Continue reading There are no little places…

Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed

The following are some of the most evocative words I’ve read in a long time. Read them slowly and allow your imagination the space to fill in the full colour and intensity:   “In his book Mortal Lessons, by Richard Selzer, MD, writes: I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, clownish. A tiny twig … Continue reading Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed

10 & 1/2 reasons: The Father’s love

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14) Knowing (and I mean really knowing) God the Father’s love is world altering. We come to see our relationship with God, not primarily as servants, but sons (and daughters) and how we then relate to others gets systemically changed. … Continue reading 10 & 1/2 reasons: The Father’s love

We’re off to the seaside (again)

Today we’re heading to Great Yarmouth to spend the weekend with Kingsgate Community Church. Here’s the general outline for the weekend: Friday Charis is going to Radiate Youth at King’s Community Church Norwich. Saturday Breakfast with the wider leadership team Coffee with the Bradleys (see below) Family time exploring Great Yarmouth Evening meal with the leadership team couples Sunday I’m speaking from 2 Cor 13:14 (part … Continue reading We’re off to the seaside (again)