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Carols under the Stars

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Carols under the Stars is run by Latimer Minster.  It is a fun, informal event held to celebrate the spirit of Christmas….outside….under the stars…..if no cloud… Suitable for all ages, Carols under the Stars is community oriented. Come and sing those Christmas songs which remind you of the joy and peace that is to be […]

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Because

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22 February 2016 “Listen, I’m not a bad person. I’m a doctor. One of the reasons I wanted to become a doctor was because I thought it would be a good – as in Good rather than exciting or well-paid or glamorous – thing to do …”   Kate is a character in Nick Hornby’s […]

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Being Good

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21 February 2016   “Listen, I’m not a bad person. I’m a doctor. One of the reasons I wanted to become a doctor was because I thought it would be a good – as in Good rather than exciting or well-paid or glamorous – thing to do …”   So says Kate Carr in How […]

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I Won’t Forget

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20 February 2016 “So break my step And relent You forgave and I won’t forget” (Mumford & Sons, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggATJyO3fxY) How many reasons have you got for thanking God? Perhaps knowing his forgiveness is one near the top of the list. Forgiveness is one way in which we receive God’s love, and from this comes transformation […]

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On Our Knees

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19 February 2016 “And I’ll kneel down Wait for now And I’ll kneel down Know my ground And I’ll kneel down Wait for now” (Mumford and Sons)   Of course, you can pray lying down sitting or standing up as well, but there’s a reason that kneeling seems to help focus the mind. Kneeling is […]

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Prayer Like Breathing

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18 February 2016 “Now I’ll be bold As well as strong Use my head alongside my heart So take my flesh And fix my eyes That tethered mind free from the lies” (Mumford and Sons) These words conjure up for me memories of athletics training when I was a teenager, and the way in which […]

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Like A Stone

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17 February 2016 “I came home Like a stone And I fell heavy into your arms These days of dust Which we’ve known Will blow away with this new sun” (Mumford & Sons) What an amazing picture of love and restoration! I was once speaking at a church and we thought together about what we […]

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Prayer Is A Liberating Experience

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16 February 2016 “And raise my hands Paint my spirit gold And bow my head Keep my heart slow” I love these words from Mumford and Sons’ popular song ‘I Will Wait’. It’s a song about prayer – not surprising because some of the band grew up in church and words about faith often bursts through along […]

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In Touch

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15th February 2016 If you want to get in touch with God, take a look at His work…. “O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder Consider all the works Thy hand hath made I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder Thy power throughout the universe displayed Then sings my soul, my […]

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Enough

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12th February 2016 How much is enough? John D. Rockefeller was once the world’s richest man.  Considering he was a billionaire in the early 1900′s he is still considered as the richest person in modern history.  When a reporter asked him, “How much money is enough?” He responded, “Just a little bit more.” “Better a […]

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Clearing the Mist

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Clearing the Mist 11th February 2016 I don’t think I have ever met anyone who likes fog. It’s amazing how water vapour can make it impossible to see. Apparently just a cup of water can produce enough fog to cover more than an acre of land. And fog still closes airports today, and makes it […]