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sweet trust

As I’m thinking through the beauty of trust and the reality of our untrust in this life. Some classic old words that inspire my faith and trust in Jesus. Part of the many off-cuts for preaching this weekend! “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus Just to trust Him at His word Just to rest […]


yes, Jesus is enough. not Jesus + good times. Not Jesus + encouragement. Not even Jesus + good company and something of a bank balance. Plain, bald, simple. Jesus is enough. And if you’re not sure…… Hear Brennan Manning’s words:- “My life is a witness to vulgar grace- a grace that amazes as it offends. […]


“Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst… ‘Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor. He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only […]


“God in heaven – guardian of my heart, my fingers are aching from my attempts to play the right notes. My feet are tired from walking a path for which my shoes do not always feel adequate. I’ve been busy examining my faith and wondering if it is big enough – but of course faith […]


Jesus renames us, calls us His, and reminds us of our identity in Him. He says the same words to us as He said to Israel, “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name you are mine” Isaiah 43 v 1. We’re no longer defined by what we’ve done but by […]


Today’s gospel reading is from Matthew 15 v 29-39. It’s the intriguing and lesser known feeding of the four thousand. With lots that is distinctive and inspiring. It’s challenged me again about the trustworthiness of God’s word. It’s called me back to God’s heart for difference, outsider and those not inclined to our way of […]


“Life giver, bread breaker, storm sleeper, blame taker Scroll reader, mask exposer, sheep steerer, wave treader Temple razer, truth wielder, light exuder, crowd amazer Life enhancer, drinker, dancer Cross bearer, dazzle wearer, law lover, wine renewer Story weaver, hurt healer, death drinker, God revealer Lone lamb finder, Satan binder Sight restorer, desert victor, sin forgiver, […]

a prayer

from today. Written and shared in our morning worship. Thank-you for the exchange of our imperfection, struggles and sin for your perfection, fullness and joy. Because of God in Jesus, we are loved, forgiven and free. Loving Saviour show yourself to us who would seek you, so that in knowing you, we may love you, desire […]

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