Blow, Gabriel, Blow! Words for Remembrance Sunday – 8 November 2020 – A cyber sermon from the Vicarage Text: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (1 Thessalonians 4.13-18) … Continue reading Blow, Gabriel, Blow!
The Call to walk in the footsteps of Christ is not a sinecure. It will bring us joy but it will also be costly and we will be tempted to give up on it. When that happens listen to the Music of the Call.
Our Beloved like the wise steward cherishes and treasures all sorts of people regardless of how they value themselves.
Fighting the Flab Words for 5th Sunday after Trinity – 12 July 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh… Continue reading Fighting the Flab
Soul Soil Sermon for 5th Sunday after Trinity – 12 July 2020 St John the Baptist – Parish of Felixstowe Text: 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty,… Continue reading Soul Soil
Mercy & Grace – 40 Days with the Music of Amy Grant Day 13 – Wednesday after 2nd Sunday of Lent These Reflections which take the music of Amy Grant as their theme, were originally published in Lent 2015. They are being republished during June and July 2020 as a way of deepening our faith… Continue reading Mercy & Grace – Day 13
Busdriver’s Holiday Words for 4th Sunday after Trinity – 5 July 2020 – Parish of Felixstowe A Cyber Sermon from the Vicarage Text: ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle… Continue reading Busdriver’s Holiday
Those of us who are fortunate learn love from our parents and this often sets the pattern for how we love others. Yet, there is a deeper love which loved us first which calls us, however old we are to put love for them first…
The Joy of the Lord is my strength! Yet sometimes I an worn and weary and find outward ‘joy’ to be a mere façade. Being honest and open with ourselves and others will lead to a more lasting eternal joy, but dare we tell of our pain inside?
As we grow we come to know that loneliness is part and parcel of life. We can use loneliness to feed the darkest parts of our life and become even lonelier or we can use it to run into the arms of our Beloved.