March 14, 2020

Many people are suddenly being told they have to work from home or self-isolate thanks to  coronavirus. Sometimes this is because they are sick in which case they must totally isolate themselves, but for others this is healthy people whose office has asked them to work from home. Or it may be someone who has a medical condition. Many blood cancer patients including myself are already trying to significanty reduce social contact according to charity advice. Other groups will also be… Read more

March 13, 2020

Last Sunday R.T. Kendall preached a message on suffering. He said it was targeted for those who were going through the worst period of suffering of their whole life. After what Prime Minister Boris Johnson said later this week, I now suspect that RT’s message might be a hugely relevant and timely message for rather more people than you might think: “This is the worst public health crisis for a generation … I must level with you many more families… Read more

March 8, 2020

Meditation is a Christian practice loved in Bible times but forgotten by most today. The Christian Mindfulness and Christian Contemplation online courses show us how to slow down, put down our phones, focus on the inner life and reconnect with Jesus. In these busy, anxious times Christian Mindfulness might sound new, but it’s older than King David who said ‘I have calmed and quieted my soul’ (Psalm 131:2). Coronavirus is just the latest trigger for anxiety. Christian Mindfulness is one… Read more

March 3, 2020

Are you anxious about Coronovirus? Or are there other things weighing you down? Are you looking for new ways to cope with the stress of ordinary life? Perhaps you are somehow bumbling along just about managing but underneath you know your rushing around and over-extended lifestyle is ultimately unsustainable. Are you getting close to burnout? For many people either their own situation or an international concern like the current epidemic suddenly punctures their sense of safety and security. Is anybody… Read more

February 26, 2020

Songs for when you REALLY need God. They will show you that you really can worship when suffering and crying out for Him. Even though perhaps He feels a million mile away. These songs will move your heart and draw it towards the God who really does CARE for you. These are songs that heal. Many of them are themselves written out of huge pain. You are not the first to struggle. You are not alone as we heard in a… Read more

February 25, 2020

Surely this is one of the most encouraging worship songs of the last few years.  This is a cover of the original song recored at one of our recent Jubilee Church Prayer meetings. Have you ever felt alone? If you are a believer, then you are NEVER alone as Jesus has promised never to leave us or forsake us. This is just one of many songs today that have been based on a Psalm, in this case number 23. Psalms… Read more

February 24, 2020

Today I wanted to share a Spotify play list that I use often. It is full of calming peaceful relaxing worship music. I often use this to help me get ready to sleep when I are tired out, a bit stressed, or fears and anxiety are gripping me. This is music that God will use to help you receive his peace. It is a peace that passes understanding. This music is so calming you may even find it sends you… Read more

February 10, 2020

Good worship is really a form of prayer. This has been a relatively recent revelation to me. I am talking about worship as in singing songs of adoration and praise to God. And over the years since I have been unwell it has gradually (oh so gradually, because I am perhaps a bit slow!) dawned on me that prayer can be entwined with private worship. Worship and prayer are not so separate as I have sometimes thought of them.  We… Read more

January 5, 2020

Every band. Every Stoneleigh Bible Week, Brighton and Newday CD, 1000+ songs. Five Decades as it includes Downs Bible Week music (on the Dave Fellingham CD) . One Family, my church family which played its part to help change the expression of Christian Worship around the World. Stuart Townend’s “In Christ Alone” Dave Fellingham’s “Blessed Be”, Lou Fellingham’s “There is a Day” Lex’s rock & the all newest songs! If you want to understand which worship songs have shaped me… Read more

December 31, 2019

At this time of year it’s only natural to look back on the year that’s gone, and to look forward to the one that’s to come. Review of my blogging year From a blog perspective I have been glad to manage to write a bit this year, although nothing like as much as I have in some years.   The vast majority of my articles this year fell into one of two series that both will God-willing continue into 2020…. Read more

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