A SIMPLE SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER

Lord, our very being here today is a prayer. By being here we say ‘We love you, Lord’ and appreciate all you have done in saving us from our sins. By being here we say ‘Thank you, Lord’ because we are aware of all the daily blessings you shower...

RESCUED!

The dramatic rescue of the boys trapped deep inside a cave in Thailand has been an inspiration around the world. That all of them could be brought out alive seemed almost beyond belief, yet because of the bravery, skill and ingenuity of their rescuers it happened. One...

The Vulnerable Pastor – a book summary

What is your attitude towards weakness? Many of us in leadership seek to eliminate weakness from our lives, thinking we must always appear strong and competent if others are to follow us. Some will be tempted to hide their weakness, especially in public; if we are...

Flying and catching

I have been reading biographies of some of the great Christian leaders who have influenced my thinking over the years – people like A.W Tozer, John Stott, Watchmen Nee and most recently, Henri Nouwen. I love to learn about the details of their lives, to see how God...

That elusive thing called rest (4)

This is our final devotion on the theme of rest. We have already looked at the gift of rest, the discovery of rest and the practice of rest. In this posting we look at a verse from the prophet Jeremiah. In 6:16 we read these words:  ‘This is what the Lord says; “Stand...

That elusive thing called rest (3)

28 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Matthew 11:28-30 This...