As the eve of the feast of All Saints approaches, I have been reflecting on the saints that have gone before me, that have inspired me in my own walk with Jesus. Some are well known ... some are not so well known ... some are even anonymous. It is the anonymous saints I think … Continue reading Thanking God for All Saints
As we approach Halloween, I find myself reflecting on the night I met my wife. It was at a Halloween party. I was a non-Christian at the time, quite anti-Christian in fact. She was a Christian ... who'd come dressed as a witch. We found each other interesting, the rest is history. A lot of … Continue reading Halloween: the night I met my wife
Coming up on October 31 we'll be running an alternative worship service at Pendle Hill Baptist to give thanks for the dead. Aligning with All Saint's Eve it will be a time to reflect on lost loved ones and the faithful who have gone before us and impacted on us. Second year we've done it, last … Continue reading Thanksgiving for the Dead
This evening I honour the dead The saints passed on before me Those who have enriched me Guided me Inspired me LORD, come I await you and your bride.
Very busy weekend coming up again. Tomorrow night at 8pm, on the eve of All Saint's Day, I am co-leading an open prayer service of thanksgiving for lost loved ones down at Pendle Hill Baptist Church. We'll be running it as a sort of reverse Tenebrae service, moving from darkness to candle lit brightness, as … Continue reading Community life in Pendle Hill