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How many of us are puzzled by the celebration of Halloween? Darkness and fear are celebrated in an apparent reversal of role. Is it to mock the darkness and its attempts to overwhelm us?
Today the people of the United States will witness an eclipse that sweeps across the entire country from west to east. The supernaturally aware may attach great significance to such a major natural event.
Church is a family for many - and we want to encourage this special connection. It is a place where we feel accepted, no matter what our background or social standing in the community. Jesus modelled this during his life in a spectacular fashion, breaking down social...
It is not often that I wake up feeling gloomy but after hearing the news this morning I realised that there is a heaviness around. It seemed quite fitting for Good Friday.
When Roman governor Pilate confronted Jesus with the words ‘You are a king then!’ Jesus answered, ‘You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth.’
Knowing God and being loved and accepted by him is without any shadow of doubt the greatest thing in my life – and it has been for many years. Knowing the One who made me and who knows who I am, how I think and work, what my weaknesses are – yet loves me just the same – can’t really be a bad thing… can it?
Do you have questions about Christmas – or the Sodbury Vale Nativity Crib Festival 2016 that begins on November 30 for five days,
We tend to think that churches and church buildings in particular are just good for Sundays – but that is not the case. Today’s churches are becoming more and more the centres for increasing community activity. In fact that is the role they used to play a few hundred years ago when the social life of the community revolved around the church.
Mothers play a very special part in all of our lives… How often we find celebrities giving thanks to their mothers when they receive awards.
Saying ‘thank you’ is part of our culture and we need to preserve it. Our mothers, especially, deserve it – and our thanks, love and appreciation.
It’s a long road for many – with plenty of ups and downs, twists and turns upon the way. Life is a long road that we all take and which comes to an end sooner or later. But what do we find at the end?