Are we there yet?

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He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will … Read More

What are you carrying across the bridge?

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Here we are today at the bridge, with one year behind us and another before us.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year that’s closing with its highs and lows, and look ahead to the year that’s about … Read More

I can’t wait!

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 “I can’t wait … Read More

Speak up!

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‘After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness..’ (Acts 4:31 NLT) It is time to be bold with your words! At Christmas time … Read More

Happy Greggmas!

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‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ (Matthew 2:2) This week saw the High Street bakers Greggs cause a stir with their … Read More

Strong Tower

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“The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10). I love this photo, the moody clouds, the colours, the contrast, the structure.  I love the fact that the rest of … Read More

How precious!

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45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.”  Matthew 13:45-46 What is your most precious possession?  Perhaps … Read More

My Rock.

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stormy seas

Psalms 36:5  Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. I love watching the sea.  I love seeing waves rise and crash.  I love the smell of the sea air on the breeze.  However, I … Read More

Hold on.

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 Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;” Many of you have been going through some tough times recently.  Heath problems, work issues, financial troubles, and family issues have … Read More

What’s the truth?

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 Psalm 34:13 “Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.” Each year comes with its crazes and fads.  This year’s must have toy has been the fidget spinner, now available in all colours and sizes.  As someone who … Read More

What’s your destination?

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Homer Heaven

 Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” The message series in Stalybridge during the last … Read More

What’s your address?

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And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.  1 John 14:16 Over the years I have lived in many … Read More

Avoid Shipwreck

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Call me boring, but I find the subject of shipwrecks fascinating.  Perhaps it is because I still remember the moment when as a small boy at Junior school I was rushed into the school dining room to watch the raising … Read More

Remember me!

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How’s your memory?  From time to time everyone forgets things, sometimes small things, other times bigger things.  I have a good memory for faces, but often forget names if it is someone I have only met briefly.  This can be … Read More