Although this is labelled as The Pastor Blog, I am indebted to a group of recent visitors for the theme of this piece. We recently welcomed a BMS Action Team back home from Delhi and one of the ways they challenged us as a church was to ask how readily we say thank you. When [...]
I’ve recently had a week’s break from Warwick and enjoyed the opportunity to relax and to minister in a very different place. During that time I delighted in great scenery and a fresh look at familiar verses from scripture. I was among the snowy mountains of the French Alps and those words from Psalm 121 [...]
At this time of year (Feb/March) my thoughts turn to rugby and the 6 nations championship. I am a great rugby fan for all sorts of reasons and one of the less well known ones is that I never fail to be moved by the sound of a stadium of 80,000 people singing. As I [...]
Recently English Heritage have reported that their ‘Blue Plaque’ scheme, which commemorates landmarks associated with historical figures and events, is being suspended after a cut in government funding. We’ve got one of those Blue Plaques on our church building, (apparently a very important conference took place on the site of our building which led to [...]
Who do you trust today? The news is regularly filled with examples of people who have broken trust. They have usually presented themselves as an honest individual, but then said something or done something that reveals the true heart of dishonesty – people who cannot be believed or trusted.
On Sunday morning October 14th 2012, I was waking up to modest birthday celebrations. At about the same time an Austrian man named Felix Baumgartner jumped out of a balloon that had ascended 128,000 feet into the edge of space. As he peered down, moments before he took the plunge he tweeted these fabulous words: “Live from space! World, you are beautiful.”
I can’t think of many things that are more scary than the prospect of hearing your wife scream from the bathroom that your baby is coming! I found it hard enough to control the adrenaline enough to drive to the hospital with a few hours notice, but when these things are about to happen there’s not much you can do to stop them.
As the much awaited London Olympic Games approach I wonder if you’re getting ready. More-so I wonder how those who will be taking part are getting ready, how is the preparation? How are all those hours of training going?
As I write this I’m beginning to get quite excited. The Olympic Games are coming to London and, in the last few days, I’ve succeeded at last in getting some tickets to an Olympic event. Excitement is mounting because I missed out in the first allocation, I fancied nothing that was on offer in the second attempt and I thought that my desire to be there in person, intimately involved as a spectator at an Olympic event, was gone.