• Messages

    Launch into Deep Waters

    There are some thoughts I’d like to share with you from Luke 5:1-11. Why Deep Waters? They can be cold, dark, unpredictable and challenging. They require courage, trust, obedience, and much faith. They are out of our comfort zone. These experienced fishermen knew these familiar waters, but Jesus wanted them to know that His Timing is always perfect, and what is impossible with man is possible with God. Sometimes the same old, same old doesn’t work. We need to constantly evaluate our methods, and see if we need to change them. We need fresh vision, fresh eyes, fresh ways of doing things. Casting our nets into deeper waters will cost…

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    Time to Rest.

    What a week this has been- one of violence and hatred. Man has revealed his true heart which is one of evil and wickedness. God’s Word reminds us that man’s heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. There is so much turmoil around us that it is easy to let this affect us deeply, and disturb our peace. This Covid-19 season has in many ways forced us to rest. To rest from our sometimes crazy schedules, from our normal routines, even from our jobs.But true rest is a rest of our spirits, of our souls. I love Psalm 91:1; and it says: “He who dwells in the shelter…

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    Count your blessings.

    It’s a sure sign I’m getting old when I begin to reminisce on the old hymns! But these hymns were written by men and women inspired by God in their season, and I believe God continues to use these words to encourage us today, and remind us of His Care for us. The hymn I am referring to is Count Your Blessings. It says When you are discouraged thinking all is lost- Count your blessings. The word count is very significant because as we name our blessings one by one what happens? We are “surprised” by what The Lord has done. It is an exercise in gratitude. Sometimes our “…

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    A lesson from the birds.

    Those of you who know me well will remember how I love birds. I love their pretty colours, watching them fly in different formations, how they build their nests which endure all kinds of weather conditions, and how they feed and care for their young. But mostly I love to hear them sing. To wake up in the morning to the sound of birds singing, has to be one of life’s greatest pleasures and comforts. I imagine that they wake up singing praises to their Creator, and again in the evening, singing to thank God for protecting them during the day. They don’t worry about life’s problems, or Covid-19. They…

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    A Very Different Easter-Part 2

    Good Friday. We know it was a significant day, a dark day. Jesus was crucified and died, because He loved us and gave Himself for us. It was a day that marked History. Easter Sunday. The stone is rolled away from the tomb. Guards are perplexed. The resurrectedJesus appears to the women. Death is swallowed up in victory. But what about Saturday? I’m sure it was a day of confusion, of uncertainty. Jesus had told His disciples of His imminent suffering and death, though they didn’t fully understand. His mother knew He was the Son of God, but she was heartbroken. She was grieving as a mother. Many were hanging…

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    A Very Different Easter.

    I’m sure you will agree with me that this sure was a different Easter. We couldn’t worship together in our church buildings. We couldn’t share a festive lunch with our families, and the list goes on. Because of technology though, we were able to watch encouraging messages from our Pastors, and indeed from around the world. Although our locations were not our usual, the message of Easter remained the same- A Resurrected Christ. I was impressed to hear the Queen say in her Easter Greeting “We need Easter as much as ever”,and it was encouraging to hear her refer tothe Risen Christ. We received a really neat quote from a…

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    God is Faithful.

    I love the Hymn Great is thy faithfulness and have been singing it a lot these days. “All I have needed Thy Hand has provided.” I sure these days you have like me taken stock of what our needs really are. What do we really need to survive? We don’t need the superfluous, the extravagance ,the luxury. What we once consider our needs no longer are and may even be our greeds. God taught his disciples to pray ‘ Give us this day our daily bread” Just the basics, what we need for today. He is the bread of life and all we need to sustain us on a daily…

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    Taking a Trip

    Last week I took a trip. What? Where? Don’t you know travel is prohibited anywhere at this time Angela? My trip however was a permitted one-a trip down memory lane. I took out some photo albums and began to reflect on and relive parts of my life‘s journey. – my nursing career -my marriage in 1968 [boy did I look different then and now] -Precious moments with our kids -life in Brazil-victories and challenges -time spent with family -our daughter’s wedding -birth of our grandsons -family vacations and much, much, more It turned out to be an exhilarating trip and brought me much joy. After this I began to reflect…

  • Inspirational Corner

    Be Still

    Be Still and Know that I am God. ~ Psalm46 v.10. How we need to hear this in these troubled times. Be still doesn’t mean to stop everything we are doing, but rather to be still in our spirit, not in turmoil or striving but being in that place of rest, of trust, knowing that God is in control. Earlier in this Psalm we read some other verses of comfort such as: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.v.1. He is present He is near, not distant from us.He alone is our source of strength. We will not fear.Let’s put that into practice…

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