Friend, Guide and Counsellor

Dear Minster and Friends, “When He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13) In the recent wartime film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ one of the heroines, Elizabeth, leaves her daughter momentarily with a friend, uncomfortable with the responsibility the friend asks – but why me?  […]

Rocks in Your Bag

Dear Minster and Friends, Whilst standing in the line at Costa the other day I began to notice that my handbag seemed heavier than normal. As I peered into this bottomless pit I noticed several rocks. It made me smile as I remembered from our last holiday at the beach, Jonathan’s favourite activity was to […]

Friendship and Adventure

Dear Minster and Friends, “The Lord said to him, “Get up and go… look for a man of Tarsus named Saul… Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem…But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom […]

Don’t Let The Dirt Stick

Dear Minster and Friends, As I sat praying with Grace recently before bed time, I asked her the question who shall we pray for? She replied, “let’s pray for people who do bad things; that God would put His goodness into their hearts and clean away all the dirt.” As you can imagine I was […]

Rethink

Dear Minster and Friends, I came across someone’s quote on twitter this week which said, “Much of modern discipleship has focused on making believers strong enough to survive the culture instead of bold enough to transform the culture.”  I felt incredibly challenged by this not just in my own discipleship but also as I disciple my young […]