Why it is important to keep praying for Russia

At this time of year my thoughts so often turn to Russia. Partly this has stemmed from a long-term awareness of what the Russian people go through as they endure the trials of the winter season, making me eager to pray for informed and fervent faith to rise up in the...

R is for Resilience

‘Resilience: The power or ability to return to the original form, or position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like.’ (Dictionary.com) You have need of endurance, so that when...

Praying for Moldova as the state of emergency takes effect

You will have heard of the tension between Moscow and Moldova, after Moscow threatened to cut off supplies of gas to the former Soviet Union republic unless they pay considerably increased prices to Gaz Prom. Is this a legitimate business demand - or is Russia using...

It’s time to pray for an improvement in France’s relationships with other nations!

I tuned in to a programme the other day to hear that Jersey is facing the threat of its electricity supply being switched off by France, from where 90% of its energy comes. The French administration is demanding greater access for French fishing boats in Jersey...

The renewed consequences of Brexit and increasing tension across Europe

Those of you who have been praying about resolving the present Irish question – which means reducing the crippling red tape currently involved in importing items into Northern Ireland – will quickly realise that the tensions between Britain, France and the rest of the...

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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