‘Grace grows best in Winter:’ A Reflection for those who are feeling ‘verhoodled!’

What a precious time the week between Christmas and the New Year is for catching up with many things. I came across a delightful word a few days ago: ‘verhoodled.’ In Dutch Pennsylvanian (the language used by the Amish), it means ‘all confused and mixed up.’ I’m sure...

Hope from Heaven

We have featured tracks from our friend Kat Mills from time to time in the past; this beautiful new song feels particularly poignant for the season that we are in. (This version of it comes with signing) When Kat was a student in Canterbury, she used to come to our...

Sheep may safely graze

Last week it was a joy to release Pantete chairete - Rejoice always (1 Thess. 5:16) Set to the brilliant music of one of Bach’s Brandenberg concertos. We are delighted to be able to send out a second offering by Bach: a version we recorded of his well-known piece...

Praying into the dynamics underlying current Russian intentions – not least the spiritual aspects involved

It is a new thing to be even considering considering spiritual factors with regard to the Russian leadership. It would certainly have been unthinkable in Soviet days, but there are reasons for doing so now – and it is important to pay attention to the shape that they...

Pantete chairete – Rejoice always (1 Thess. 5:16)

If someone were to ask you what the shortest verse in the Bible is, most people pointed to the poignant phrase, ‘Jesus wept.’ That actually requires three words in Greek, however. The shortest verse is actually to be found in the book of Thessalonians, when Paul...

Thirty Seconds of Power

I will sing each morning about Your power and mercy, for You have been my high tower of refuge, a place of safety in the day of my distress  . . . I am the First and the Last, the living One who died, who is now alive for evermore. (Ps. 59:16) Rev. 1:17) At the start...

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Family News

In amongst a good deal of busyness  on many fronts, I thoroughly enjoyed my 57th birthday at the weekend. Ros and Dom took me out for a lovely full English breakfast and a walk in the hills with our wonderful retriever dogs. We thought you might appreciate some...

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