I am writing this newsletter sitting quietly in our orangery listening to the sounds of four of our grandchildren playing in the garden. Suddenly there is a shout from my son Neil to come outside quickly. Thinking that something was amiss I jumped up from my relaxing seat, almost asleep, (senior time) to witness the sight and sound of a very low flying Lancaster bomber.
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Greetings from sunny Somerset - I am writing this just outside my tent at New Wine.
Every morning this week the church has been full of excitable children for this year's Holiday Club: Adventure Cruise. Throughout the week we have sailed the five C's: choice; courage; call; change and commitment. Throughout the week we have discovered people in the Bible who have had life-changing encounters with Jesus.
How are you with change? I don't mean the small jangly stuff in your pocket or in the bottom of your handbag, although it's amazing how that can add up to a significant amount. Actually, that is a good illustration!
I’m writing this as I sit in an obscure machinery space on board HMS St Albans as she lies alongside in Aqaba in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is my final day of eighteen spent on board this frigate in the company of 221 other men and women, mostly of the Royal Navy (plus four Americans and two Nepalese).
“Make Yourself Small”
God has been saying this to me a lot recently, and it cuts against the grain. Maybe it’s just me, but I do find that I like my own way – a lot!