this week I’ve been thinking a lot about friends. It’s come up a few times when I’ve prayed and then again in church yesterday. I have over 300 of them on Facebook but dont wake up every day feeling popular! Training for ministry meant leaving a lot of lovely work friends behind and gaining a […]Read More Being mates
This week I’ve completed a leadership course which got me thinking about what kind of leaders are needed nowadays. I know as soon as I say “nowadays” I betray the fact I am officially middle aged. However it’s disappointing how simplistic our expectations seem to be of our political leaders in particular. I am not […]Read More Leaders and leading
Whether someone claims to be a christian or not, is actually not that helpful I don’t think. There are many people like Donald Trump who say they are a christian, but their actions may not support this, such as him bragging about sexually assaulting women. It’s better to look at who they are, what kind of politician they are, and what they stand for, both at a local and a national level.Read More How should we vote as Christians?
Rev Peter Dodson explores the theology and practice of Christian patience- a regular columnist in the Ripon Gazette http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/opinion/the-holy-living-column-with-rev-peter-dodson-1-8478337 A long time ago I discovered, through the spiritual and poetic genius of the Holy Bible, that God is represented as saying to his people and, therefore, to me, “I am patient with you” (Jeremiah 3.14 GNB). […]Read More “The fruit of the spirit is PATIENCE”
We can have confidence that God himself is a feminist, as he created men and women in his image:
“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1 v27Read More First they came for the #christianwomen
Source: Are we the loneliest generation of mums?Read More Are we the loneliest generation of mums?
The presence of God, like that of my family and friends is often something I sense but can’t quite describe why it’s important or helpful. When I get chance to really acknowledge it, and praise him for his love, it becomes more of a conversation to treasure and remember.Read More Lurking