Author: Mary Vickers

March 7, 2020

Challenges stimulate reaction and action

Lent – Week 2 – Challenge Some challenges feel, and are, very personal.  They can, at first, disable us until we’ve had time to assimilate the information or new situation.  Diagnosis of life-changing illness, for
March 6, 2020

Your biggest challenge?

Lent - Week 2 - Challenge If you were asked "What's the largest or most scary challenge you've ever faced?" what would your answer be? Here's what someone said to us when asked this question: My scariest challenge of re
March 5, 2020

Just testing…..

Lent - Week 2 - Challenge Life is full of challenges.  Sometimes we feel able to face these and can even enjoy doing so.  Other times we feel nervous or apprehensive. Sometimes we aren’t sure whether it’s right to f
March 4, 2020

Believe in yourself

Lent - Week 2 - Challenge Whatever we’re called to, or asked to do, we may not always feel capable.  We may even feel totally out of our depth.  Yet, if God has called us, he will not forsake us.  God will equip us f
March 3, 2020

Responding to the call

Lent – Week 1 – Calling How do we respond when Jesus calls us?  When we read the account of Jesus first calling some of the disciples in Matthew’s Gospel (4 v18-22), we’re reminded that the disciples left their n
March 2, 2020

All we like sheep?

Lent – Week 1 – Calling It’s amazing just how a farmer or shepherd can walk into a field where there are no sheep in sight, and call for them and they respond by appearing from all four corners of the field.  I can
March 1, 2020

What does work mean to you?

Lent – Week 1 – Calling It's good sometimes to reflect on various bits of our life, and what they mean to us.  So, what does 'work' mean to and for you? Here’s a range of responses, one or more of which might fi
February 29, 2020

Live to Work or Work to Live?

Lent – Week 1 – Calling It’s an old question but: “Do you live to work or work to live?” Are you content with your answer? If your work doesn’t bring you fulfilment, is there anything practical that you,
February 28, 2020

Leap into your extra day!

In the next 24 hours something will happen that only takes place every 1450 days.  A relatively rare event then, although if I instead say that it happens every 4 years, it might make it seem less rare and more obvious.

Is all work equally valued?

Lent – Week 1 – Calling Does God value some forms of work over others? Do we value some forms of work over others? Take a look at Dave Walker’s cartoon ‘A hierarchy of vocations’ below: How much tru