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When life gets you down?

Have you ever been to the point in life when you felt like just giving up? Marriage or relationship is a mess, children don’t listen to you, work home balance is not equally yoked, so your home chores take up most off days, bills and debt is never ending, and this just can’t be life right? 222 more words

Reverend Ian's Pastoral Letter November 1st 2016

God sent His Son that we might no longer fear the dark


November 1st 2016

Around this time of the year I’m away from Rowley for 3 days – “on retreat” – something every Vicar is expected to do each year, and it doesn’t count as their holiday! 466 more words

Pastoral Letter

Bearing Fruit Part III

A third definition of fruit is a usually sweet food (such as a blueberry, orange or apples.) When we abide in Him the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22.) The fruit of the spirit is sweet and such a blessing to be lead by the Spirit keeps us in check. 82 more words

Faith & Encouragement

Bearing Fruit Part II

The second definition is being the part of the plant that has the seeds in it (such as the pod of a pea, a nut, a grain, or a berry.) The definition reminds me of the master who goes on a journey and entrusts talents to his servants (Matthew 25:14-30.) If you’ve never read the parable here is the very short version. 140 more words

Faith & Encouragement

Bearing Fruit Part I

When I think about bearing fruit, I think about trees bearing apples and oranges. Fruit is something that I can see, touch, and taste. But when it comes to the Bible and Jesus’ walk what does bearing fruit really mean? 157 more words

Faith & Encouragement

What About These Changes?

As long as I can remember I have believed in encouragement. It may sound simplistic because who truly believes we shouldn’t encourage people? And yet, I have heard people sometimes say half-jokingly “Don’t encourage him.” That might be said by a wife about her husband’s jokes and general sense of humor that she doesn’t find very funny. 524 more words

Real Life Faith

The Power of Prayer

Have you ever been afraid to pray because you felt afraid or ashamed of what you’ve done? I know I have and I struggled with this. 327 more words

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