THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Comparisons! 19th July  “Our Risen Lord has no time for comparisons.” I wonder if, reading this as I did recently, it brought you up with something of a jolt, not least because the writer was able to state this with such certainty (inner knowledge?). Because not only do several of Jesus’sRead more

A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Time to refocus? 12th July     Firstly let me say, I’m sure there will be some people reading this who might start thinking ‘that’s all very well for you to say, it’s not that easy for me!’ If you’re one of those people, please stick with me as IRead more

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Freedom 5th July   In this last week or so we’ve either heard announcements of, or experienced, the lifting of restrictions in our lives, imposed due to Covid-19 (unless you live in Leicester). Some are going back to work, shops are beginning to open, there’s a slight easing of restriction inRead more

Cooksmill Green Congregational Church Church Anniversary 2020 This is a new and novel experience for me! Sitting down to write to a church that I was planning to attend. Facing a computer screen rather than the lovely fields around Cooksmill Green. I feel a little bit like St John must have felt in writing theRead more

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Do Not Be Afraid 21st June 2020 From the moment we are born we are immersed into a world of fear, we experience it as part of our survival, we are taught authority and respect through it, we are often controlled by it, which means we cannot hide from it orRead more

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Protest  14th June 2020   Our thoughts this week start I’m afraid on a rather serious note. They’ve been prompted by the events in America that have spilled over into the UK and other places. I don’t, however, want to consider those specific events, but rather the wider issues of violenceRead more