Posts from October 2017

Pastors Ponderings

The purpose of Chapter 12 in the book of Acts is to show us that Jesus is King of kings. The story goes that Herod Agrippa (who is not the same Herod who tried to have Jesus killed when he was born) is king over Judah and Jerusalem and to please the Jews he persecutes the Christians. He kills James, a disciple of Jesus and the brother of John, and he puts Peter in prison. Herod’s the king; he can…

To know God more

Mmm…I’m not sure if I agree with that…I thumb through my Bible searching for a passage I read just a few days ago that will prove my point…back my point of view.  Sound familiar or is that just me? Recently Daniel reminded us that our focus…our desire needs to be to know God more. I don’t think I’ll ever understand how great is God’s desire for us to know him more. I’m ashamed to say it keeps coming back to…

L Plate Christian

I looked in the mirror. I saw my reflection and thought, “Gee, how I’ve changed in this past year.” Twelve months ago I had no hair on my head, it was a case of depression, that any hair on my scone had to come off. It was like a form of self-abuse, by doing this I was able to keep myself from doing something worse. Last October, I took the advice of my daughter and son-in-law to come an try…

to halloween…or not?

There are lots of Christians who are all too ready to declare Halloween all kinds of evil and plenty has been said about why Christians should not celebrate it or participate in any way with anything to do with it. People have legitimate concerns about the abundance of spiritual and magical imagery and content that, at best is treated as insignificant by folks who don’t believe in it, and at worst is actually practiced by those who do believe, all…

Pastors Ponderings

This week I don’t have a particular point to get across – I am more in a reflective mood!! When we came to CBBC almost 4 years ago we were very aware that the church was taking a chance on Julie and myself. We weren’t Baptists, we were a couple and wanted to job-share and worst of all we were Poms!! The connection came because the all the things God had been talking to us about somehow fitted with all…

God Moments

I was chatting to a good friend this week about growing in our relationship with God and how sometimes we just feel stuck in our walk. I can say being a mumma of three and having worked full time on and off in the last 12 years that… it’s hard! ( really-really-super-mega-hard) As mummas we loose our identity, we are busy, tired, run down and stretched to our own mental and physical limits. I have spent numerous times wondering who…

Could this be you?

The following is an extract from a day in the life of a CBBC volunteer:  Could this be you? I dropped the shopping onto the kitchen bench, scrubbed my hands and pulled an apron over my head.  Flicking the kettle on I wandered into the Hall where a jumble of happy voices floated toward me. A buzz of excitement ran through me. After months…years of praying for our Kids Club at CBBC it was finally happening…Kids For Christ had begun…

Pastors Ponderings

Ever since her death on early Sunday morning, I’ve been thinking about our lovely friend. Her funeral will be here at CBBC this week  and so I suppose one could say that it’s not unusual to be thinking of her at this time. However, it’s more than that. It’s as if everything I read seems to point to the same message of how truly blessed we are to have such lovely people in our lives. I read in Acts 9…

being transformed

Being transformed into His image… Mmm…I’m not sure if I agree with that…I thumb through my Bible searching for a passage I read just a few days ago that will prove my point.  Sound familiar or is that just me? Recently, Daniel reminded us that our focus…our desire needs to be to know God more. I don’t think I’ll ever understand how great is God’s desire for us to know him more. It keeps coming back to being all about…

L Plate Christian- it’s priceless

Whilst sitting, waiting for the service to start last Sunday, I couldn’t help notice all the little children about the church. I thought to myself, “how quickly the really young ones had progressed to walking and some of them running around”. The looks of pure happiness on their faces were priceless. Then I thought, “I can relate to this”. I came into the church on my knees and now by listening, talking and attending such things as Alpha and Home…
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