Towards the Cross

The sun pours through the unglazed window lighting up the lichen covered stonework, drawing you towards the Cross. And for a time all is stilled. Jesus, light of the world, illumine the darkness. Jesus ,Word of God, speak peace to troubled hearts. Jesus, Saviour and Lord , heal us and draw us into hope. Jesus … [Read more…]

Look to the hills

On misty days, the hills seem to grow larger and more imposing as you walk. The air is cool and sounds are muffled. Walkers keep to the narrow ways; those well-trodden paths which will lead them out of the valley. I lift up my eyes to the hills—    from where will my help come?My help comes … [Read more…]

Leaning towards Hope

The view is not always what we expect. Tangled trees give way to open space ; scudding clouds dance above glistening water and suddenly we notice buds of Spring blossom. So too, hope can take us by surprise. Where are you aware of hope at the moment ? ……………………hope does not disappoint us, because God’s … [Read more…]

sunlight and shadow

Once a clipped hedge in a formal garden, now these tall yew branches arch over the path, creating a tunnelled walkway. Some days there may be very little light under the trees. Other days you find yourself walking in dappled sunlight. There may have been times in the past year when life has felt like … [Read more…]

changing seasons

Through all the changing scenes of life,  In trouble and in joy,The praises of my God shall still  My heart and tongue employ. ( Hymn – Tate & Brady 1696) Autumn colours appear and cover the paths in red and copper , gold and bronze. Wonderful as it is , there’s always a part of me that … [Read more…]