Sleep and Sabbath Rest

Sleep and Sabbath Rest

When I tell you that today is World Sleep Day, I wonder what your reaction is? I have a somewhat tempestuous relationship with sleep; I love it – but it doesn’t love me! I’ve struggled with sleep since birth according my Mum – at my worst I was...
Courage

Courage

“Courage, dear heart.” C.S Lewis, The Voyage of the Drawn Treader I wonder what it is that requires your courage today? Maybe its the courage to get out of bed and face the day. Or perhaps it’s the courage to make the phone call to ask for help? It...
New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

You see them everywhere this time of year, don’t you? “New Year, New Body” “Change yourself – change your life” “Spring Clean! De-Clutter for the New Year” A new year is loaded with expectation, hope – and...
Sanctuary at Christmas

Sanctuary at Christmas

Last year 2.6 million people attended C of E churches over the Christmas with a further 131,000 attending Cathedral services. With such huge numbers visiting our churches over the next few days; how can we ensure our churches are sanctuaries for those who might be...
Coping with Christmas Cheer

Coping with Christmas Cheer

Christmas, a time of unadulterated joy and happiness. No tears allowed, faces must display smiles at all times and sadness must be hidden. Sometimes, it can seem like these are the unwritten Christmas rules. I have no desire to be a scrooge here, I happily indulge in...