Is God in Control?

I often hear well-meaning Christians attempt to reassure themselves and others when a disaster strikes (e.g. the Covid-19 pandemic) by saying words such as, “Don’t worry, God is in control.” I believe that they are confusing the doctrine of the Sovereignty of God with their belief that God is, ultimately, in control of everything. I… Read more »

Letter from Sue #4: Marathon not a sprint!

13 May 2020 Hello Everyone Wow I am not sure if you have been feeling it this week, but the general feeling I keep getting is PRESSURE! The children are “back” at School in many cases, – they are expected to do all these wonderful things on Zoom, and other online platforms, finish projects, do… Read more »

Letter from Sue #3

28 April 2020 Hello Everyone As I write to you today we are at the start of Day 34 of our Lockdown! It is early in the morning – a lovely cold morning – the birds are very busy outside my window and I can see so many autumn leaves lying on the paying outside,… Read more »

Be still and know that I am God

“God doesn’t send or allow plagues to kill but to teach.” But how can we learn if we don’t sit still and listen?  God’s word to me at the beginning of this lockdown was “Be still and know that I am God”. Being still can be a frustration or a gift of blessing and peace…. Read more »

Knowing God as my Father

“I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the Lord Almighty2 Cor 6:18 In the mid 70s  during a Life In The Spirit seminar at St Luke’s,  I had a revelation of God as my Saviour and my Lord.  Since then my relationship with Him has grown… Read more »

Letter from Sue #2: What is this discomfort I am feeling?

I am hearing from a number of my clients, friends, family and colleagues about a cluster of feelings that we may all be manifesting in different ways.  There is a real sense of loss at this time – loss of our own movement, loss for the world as we knew it, loss for the ease… Read more »

Running with Horses – Eric’s testimony part 3

Before my Advent Retreat ended in December 2019 God led me to examine a colloquy between Him and the prophet Jeremiah. It proved to be an enriching experience. He complained to God, for example, about God’s seeming failure to bring about justice in Judah. He asked Him why the wicked prospered while the land was… Read more »

Conversing with God – Eric’s testimony Part 2

Arriving at La Verna Retreat Centre on the Vaal River on the afternoon of 28 November 2019 to attend a silent retreat I imagined myself as this weary and thirsty desert traveller who was about to plunge into a cool spring which would soothe his aching muscles and quench his thirst. The accommodation was comfortable… Read more »

Letter from Sue #1: Coping with Corona Lockdown

We all need to be congratulated – we have made it to Day 6 of Lockdown. How surreal and strange this still all feels at times. I am thinking that by now that feeling of “Well, that was a nice long relaxing weekend” has begun to pale and we are all wishing we could “get… Read more »

Unstopping the Wells – Eric’s testimony part 1

Sport played an important part in my development. When I was at school, I spent most afternoons either playing rugby, soccer, cricket, running or swimming. Physical fitness was a natural outcome of my lifestyle. When I became a schoolteacher in 1980 I focused on training the minds and bodies of teenagers and any spare time… Read more »