The Joy of the Lord is your Strength - Anna Evans
on January 4th, 2019
In JRR Tolkien’s well known story of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is guardian to “the ring”. This ring of power comes under his possession in order for him to steward it and pass it on at the right time. He is never supposed to own the ring. That is, the ring was never supposed to become part of his identity. But the longer he had hold of it, the more he started to own it. And t...
Happy Hope Filled New Year
on January 1st, 2019
Hope is defiant. Hope looks negativeemotionsand circumstancesin the eyeand stands tall.Hope will not becowedor bowed down. Hope will not beoppressed orsuppressed.Hope will risethough all else cry despair. Hope will hopeagainst hopeand break throughto seize theimpossible.Hope stands on certaintyand builds for eternity. Hope silences the cynicand causes the sorrowful to sing.Hope heals the pastand r...
Emmanuel - God with us in everything
on December 21st, 2018
by Kerry ConnollyYou may be surprised to know that this deeply unflattering photograph is of me looking after my mental health! It was taken on a cold and wet day in November at Easedale Tarn in the Lake District.Steve might argue that it’s evidence that I have abandoned my mental health all together; but I simply love to swim in wild, freshwater locations (salty sea, not so much, though I’ll take...