Grandpa’s Hands…

. . .  This is good. I’ll never look at my hands the same!  . . Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I… Read more »

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Cranky Old Man

This came up on ‘Facebook’ and we share it with you. When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its… Read more »

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Methodist – Church Stewards

Just a few pointers in relation to what I shared with Church Stewards at Earlswood Valley on Saturday 21st July 2012. By far the best place to start is by googling The Methodist Church in Great Britain website where you will find an alphabetical index and easy references to sites about stewardship, including answers to… Read more »

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THE DEVIL’S BEATITUDES

Blessed are those who are too tired, busy or disorganised to meet with their fellow Christians on Sundays. They are my best workers,   Blessed are those who enjoy noticing the mannerisms of the speaker. Their hearts are not on it. . Blessed are the Christians who wait to be asked, and expect to be… Read more »

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A Pastor not afraid to speak up

Thought you might  enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their   Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people.. When Minister Joe Wright  was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: Heavenly Father, we come before… Read more »

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THE WESLEYS IN A NUTSHELL

. THE WESLEYS IN A NUTSHELL . A quick fire brain-storming session on Methodism and given in no particular order at all! . John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism —Born to Susanna and Samuel Wesley —Anglicans to the last, never wanted or intended to start a new denomination —Charles wrote thousands and thousands… Read more »

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THE VERY LAST TRAIN HOME

A poem in tribute to The Street Pastors in Caldicot who wait for those returning from Newport on ‘the midnight express’ on a Friday night. Inspired by the talk by Glynis Phillips to the ladies’ meeting on April 19th, who at 73 years of age is the oldest active Street Pastor in town. . All… Read more »

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John Wesley on Stewardship

John Wesley gave some excellent advice about money, as indeed did Jesus Himself on many occasions in the Gospels, and perhaps these need re-visiting with the help of a good Concordance? Indeed, the subject of money may need to be the theme for a sermon one of these days? Now, there’s a challenge for our preachers, myself… Read more »

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