Category: beginings

Buildings

Buildings are important to us – we eat in them – sleep in them – work in them – worship in them – they are a sign of our prosperity – our culture and our security – They are built well – stand firm and last – it’s the same with our church

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Choices

Life is about choices ! – We all have choices to make – where we live – who we share our lives with – what we eat – how we spend our time – which political party we vote for – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – Life is full of them – we all have decisions…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Commitment

Congratulations – I’m delighted to tell you – you’ve won a free holiday in our prize draw competition – isn’t that wonderful! We’ve all had them haven’t we – salesmen ringing us up – trying to convince us that we are getting something for nothing – if we’ll only join their scheme or buy their…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Communication

Who would we choose to have a one to one with? Our families? Our friends? – A relative who lives away? Perhaps we would like to talk with someone famous? Our favourite footballer or pop star? It’s good to talk – so the phone companies tell us – we have our mobile phones – our…

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.…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off