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Posts from January 2016

Coping Grace

It is with some sadness, yet also much gratitude, that I can advise that our oldest member and dear sister, Irene Oliver, has moved into a care home in Fareham, close to where her daughter Christine and family live. Irene has become increasingly frail and has suffered a number of falls, the most recent resulting in a stay in Frimley Park Hospital.…

Walking with God

Many will be aware that Enoch’s ‘epitaph’ was that he “walked with God” (Genesis 5v24).  Micah reminds us that the Lord’s requirements of us include “to walk humbly with your God” (6v8).  Paul also encourages us to “keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5v25).  Whilst glancing though this week’s electronic version of the Baptist Times I came across an article describing…

The Breath of Life

Gill and I are so grateful for all your prayers, messages, cards etc. over the past week as Gill’s mother sadly was taken into hospital on New Year’s Day and eventually passed away on 6 January.  Since last Saturday evening she slipped into an ever deepening sleep and we are so thankful that her final steps into the Lord’s presence were very…

You’ll never walk alone

You may have noticed that both at the beginning and the end of Jesus’ life on earth there are clear references to God’s presence with His people. In Matthew 1v23 Isaiah’s prophecy is quoted declaring that the virgin’s child will be called Immanuel, which means “God with us”. The very last sentence in Matthew’s gospel contains Jesus’ promise “And surely I am…