Category: beginings

Seeing

What are we looking for in life? – A good job? Lots of money? Relationships? Security – power – happiness – Or maybe all of these? – Most of the time we’re not really sure what we are looking for. Sometimes we get so caught up with our goals in life – that we miss…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Special services

What do you find wonderful and exciting about Christmas? – The decorations – the party atmosphere – the rich food – the holidays off work – being with your family and friends? – over-indulging in a little wine or spirits? – If you ask many families what they think makes their Christmas enjoyable and exciting…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Creation

Few things speak to us more powerfully – than the sheer beauty and wonder of God’s world. Wherever we look – wherever we work – wherever we breathe – God’s creative hand has been there – from the tiniest ant – to the tallest tree – from the smallest island – to the mightiest ocean…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Fishing

Fishing – not every ones favourite pastime or occupation. To some – it’s a case of a worm at one end – and a fool at the other – but to catch fish – even with a net – takes a lot of skill and patience. We’ve all heard about the big one that got…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Friendships

Friendships are special. A real friend will accept you for the way you are , believes in you, encourages you, is trustworthy and will never forsake you, will forgive your mistakes and enjoy being with you. Most of us will have fewer real friends in our lifetime than the number of fingers on one hand.…

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Hope

What do we hope for? – lots of money? happiness? Success in business? New friendships? – Hope the car starts in the morning. We all have different hopes and expectations from life – some are very important to us –

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Hunger

Our two readings have something to say about hunger! – but –What is Hunger ? We’ve all seen the pictures on our televisions of Famines in Africa – people starving to the point of death but it doesn’t only mean lack of food!

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Influence

Who do we look up to? Who has the biggest influence on us? – Our families? – our friends? The people we work with? the T.V. ? British soaps like Coronation street, Brookeside or EastEnders ? -Or maybe football stars or pop stars like David Beckham, Ryan Giggs or Robbie Willaims? Who shapes us? Who…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Love

“Love” is probably the most talked about, written about, sung about word in the human vocabulary – when we think of love – we think of God – Mother Julian of Norwich in her – Revelations of divine love describes love as “The light”, which God in His wisdom measures out to us – Love…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off