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Posts from March 2017

Turning the clock back

I hope everyone has remembered to put their clocks forward one hour this weekend! Have you ever wished, however, that you could ‘turn the clock back’ – for instance to change something that happened in your past which continues to ‘haunt’ you today, perhaps many years after the event? Tragically many will, no doubt, be wanting to do this who have suffered…

Fortress and Feathers

I’ve shared with some recently the lovely double protection that the Lord provides us, as described in the opening verses of Psalm 91.  In verse 2 the psalmist says that the Lord is his refuge and fortress, and the picture is one of strong walls and towers, a real place of safety.  A similar thought is given in Proverbs 18v10: “The name…

Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall

Some may remember the above words, from Genesis 49v22, being prophesied over us by Greg Haslam at my induction nearly 6 years ago.  We have prayed about the fulfilment of these words and, for example, seen the ‘sending’ of Luke and Fiona to the Vine Church (and their church plant in the new community centre at Crookham Park) and Jason to the…

“Don’t just sit there – do something!”

Gill and I very much enjoyed our weekend away in Sidmouth, Devon, including being able to worship last Sunday morning at All Saints Church.  The preacher spoke about the above words, drawing from the account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  You may remember that, after seeing Jesus transfigured before him, Peter blurted out “Lord, it is good for us to be here.  If You…