Category: beginings

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

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…

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