Survivors of Sexual Abuse carry their wounds, often hidden deep within them, for the whole of their life. What hope for healing is there for them, for the church, and for a society that blames victims rather than their attackers?
The point of prayer is not the sort or type of prayer.
The point of prayer is the fact of prayer. God does not measure our prayers by their wordiness, orthodoxy or chance of success but simply by them being made
Jesus commands us to invite only those who cannot repay us but whoever we invite to eat with us there is always a price to be paid.
The story of Thomas teaches us that, ‘It is doubt that is the beginning of real faith.’
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Easter Day To Listen: We Have a Gospel to Proclaim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-SPYAgCtkw We have a gospel to proclaim, good news for all throughout the earth; the gospel of a Saviour’s name: we sing his glory, tell his worth. Tell of his birth… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Easter Day
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 40 – Holy Saturday To Listen: Heart of Worship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4tB1o6YLw When the music fades, all is stripped away, and I simply come. Longing just to bring something that’s of worth, that will bless your heart. I’ll bring you more than a… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 40 – Holy Saturday
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 38 – Maundy Thursday To Listen: An Upper Room https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjzh71guMg An upper room did our Lord prepare for those he loved until the end: and his disciples still gather there, to celebrate their risen friend. A lasting gift Jesus gave his own:… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 38 – Maundy Thursday
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 37 – Wednesday in Holy Week To Listen: Such Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FXLoD-rd4 Such love, pure as the whitest snow; such love weeps for the shame I know; such love, paying the debt I owe; O Jesus, such love. Such love, stilling my… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 37
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 36 – Tuesday in Holy Week To Listen: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamADrlPEDs (This video is very special to me as many good friends from Ipswich are in the congregation. Chief among them being my friend Eddy Phillip’s mum. … Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 36
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 33 – Friday after 5th Sunday of Lent To Listen: The Web of Love (Please note: I cannot find a recording of the ‘correct tune’ to today’s hymn but this tune is the same metre. Please sing the words yourself as… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 33