Open our eyes to the realities of what we are doing with Earth’s resources

Some years ago, Alex Crawford, the outstanding Sky journalist, exposed the appalling conditions that child labourers suffer in the DRC (Congo) as they ‘peck out’ from the ground the cobalt that is integral to our smart phones. Do watch her short, but extremely...

Willing to be whittled as an Arrow – A living sacrifice for the Lord

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): Missionary to the Belgium Congo (1953-1973) A woman who refused to take offence at God for allowing her to suffer much and who thanked Him for counting her worthy to suffer. You may well have come across the name Helen Roseveare at some...

Into Your Hands: Praying for people in distress

In all our distress You too are distressed, Lord, and the angel of Your presence saves us. In Your love and mercy You redeem us; you lift us up and carry us all our days . . . Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you Earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord...

The Pecking Order

The Pecking Order: On behalf of people who are being ‘pecked at’ You, my brothers and sisters, were called to live in freedom. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law...

Tenderness – Part One

As I was sitting beside a village duckpond not far from Malvern the other day, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and the fresh green of the new leaves, I was struck afresh by the tenderness of God toward us. This meditation emerged during that time, and is...

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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