Posts from November 2018

Posts from November 2018

Pastors Note November

I am being reminded as I get older how easily we can forget things. My wife asks me to get the meat out to defrost for our evening dinner before I go to work and on numerous occasions, as my wife anticipates, our menu changes simply because I’ve forgotten – again! Why is it that something so simple can be overlooked – is it really age? I suspect it has more to do with how much we try to fit into…

Pastors Note June

Have you ever had a work colleague who made going into work ‘that’ much better? Someone you worked well with, someone who made you laugh? Someone who ‘got you’? Someone who when you worked together, made the working feel less like work and more like joy? I have had the privilege of working alongside many brilliant people, but one of my favourites was named Lynda – we were church children’s workers together for several years. We had the same sense…

Pastors Note May

“To love a person means to see him as God intended him to be.” Fyodor Dostoevsky In 1997, American journalist Philip Yancey published a book called What’s so Amazing about Grace?’and it was a number one hit in both the Christian and secular world – selling 16 million copies by 2006. It is rumoured that the author was inspired to write the book after Bill Clinton asked him ‘Why do Christians hate so much?’ I am sat here planning a…

Pastors Note April

Did you see the gigantic, human sized Easter bunny hopping around Lisvane last week? It was caught on camera, but it was tough to get a close up! Thankfully it left lots of chocolate deposits behind and all it cost was a simple carrot to keep it happy. I’m glad it’s not that straight forward in the supermarkets, ‘excuse me, can I swap this carrot for some chocolate?’ – there would be no end of public health warnings. But what…