Category: Encouragement

My Testimony – by Shirley Long

On Monday 12 April, after being ill at home over the weekend, my daughter Shelley insisted she take me to her Doctor.  One look at me and he said that I had to be admitted to hospital. The admitting heart Doctor admitted me straight into ICU. I was there for 5 days having various scans,… Read more »

Hope – from Eric Myhill

In his book, God in Creation (1985), German theologian, Jurgen Moltmann, distinguishes between God’s initial creation and his creative activity in history. For a long time theological tradition limited God’s creative work to the original bringing into being of creation; his creative activity in history was seen as his preserving and accompanying work. He believes,… Read more »

Letter from Sue #5 – Stay Focused

20 June 2020 Hello Everyone It is hard to believe that this week we have been in lockdown in some form or another for 12 weeks. What an interesting, difficult and emotional experience this has all been – from trying to deal with one of the most draconian lockdowns in the world to watching all… Read more »

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 »

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 »