I will be Still and Know

I will be Still and Know

The song ’Still’ by Amanda Cook was recently shared with me. As I listened to the lyrics whilst pushchair-pacing the streets of Romsey I couldn’t help but notice the irony. There I was unable to do anything but ‘be still’ in ongoing attempts to get my baby girl to ‘be...
Obedience is an Opportunity, not a Duty

Obedience is an Opportunity, not a Duty

About a month ago at church, I was trying to connect with God, while simultaneously making sure my boys didn’t push over one of the prayer banners – in this moment, God spoke to me. I had looked up and saw a member of our church family rubbing his shoulder. God said...
Is Speaking in Tongues still a thing?

Is Speaking in Tongues still a thing?

The concept of Speaking in Tongues seems to have been flying low under the Christian radar for a number of years. It was fifty years ago that the UK experienced a season of ‘charismatic renewal’. This saw the birth of many new churches who broke away from mainstream...
Never Stop Praying

Never Stop Praying

For many years, my wife Judith and I have been in the habit of praying together every morning. We pray for each other, for our children, for others that we know and sometimes also for wider issues. We don’t spend long at it, maybe a few minutes or so but it is...
Just a Few Drops of Oil

Just a Few Drops of Oil

One of my daughter’s favourite bible stories is the story of the Widow and the Oil, from 2 Kings 4. The story goes that there’s a woman, whose husband has died, she’s left with his debt and two sons to care for. She has no money, no food and no hope. The debt...
When the Praying Stopped

When the Praying Stopped

I was lucky enough to grow up in a church which was expanding and where there were many people investing in the young people. My relationship with God was very good. When I needed comfort, I prayed, and he was there for me. When I needed wisdom, I prayed, and he...