Search found 1581 matches

by Pam
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Thank you! I hope you might feel encouraged to post your sermon on i-church?
by Pam
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 39 PROCLAIM Angels are messengers from God. When they visit humans, they bring news of God. To proclaim is to shout loudly about something to draw attention to it. The end of Psalm 118 proclaims that God's goodness and kindness towards us is unfailing. How can we proclaim this news...
by Pam
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Stockholm
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

Stockholm

:votive2: :votive1: :votive2:
by Pam
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 38 GRATITUDE This year, i-church members have been reading Archbishop Justin Welby's DETHRONING MAMMON as our Lent book. Welby draws a strong contrast between the culture of Mammon - allowing property and money to determine our actions - and God's economy of grace, abundance and ge...
by Pam
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Are online friends real?
Replies: 12
Views: 5255

Are online friends real?

I made friends online through Christian discussion forums and I vividly remember meeting someone I'd shared a lot with online for the first time. There was a strange 5 minutes while I adjusted what I thought she would look and sound like to what she did look and sound like, which was a bit like wait...
by Pam
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 37 VICTORY Winning can be exhilarating. I remember going to greet Coventry City football team in 1987 on their return from Wembley with the FA cup. It's hard to say why I was exhilarated - I'm not a football fan - but seeing people succeeding is uplifting. One of the most striking ...
by Pam
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Are online friends real?
Replies: 12
Views: 5255

Are online friends real?

Are online friends real?

This BBC video suggests they are!

https://www.facebook.com/BBCLikeThat/vi ... 585728044/
by Pam
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 36 HELP The cat was sitting in the hall today looking very attentively at something. It turned out to be a large bee buzzing around in circles on the floor. I got the bee onto a spoon and put it outside, not wanting self or cat to be stung by it. I realised with hindsight that I ha...
by Pam
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Chapel and Chat
Topic: Lent Worship and Prayer 5th April 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 2797

Lent Worship and Prayer 5th April 2017

8SCorW9r_Is John 19.38-42 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to ...
by Pam
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 35 REFUGE A refuge is a place of safety, a place to hide in. Psalm 118 talks of God moving the psalmist to a broad place in answer to a cry of distress, and tells us that it is better to take refuge in the Lord than put our confidence in people. The idea of taking refuge in the Lor...
by Pam
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 34 FOREVER I remember, when I was little, being fascinated by the picture on a packet of Kensitas cigarettes. I think my grandpa smoked them. They showed a butler with tray, on which there was a pack of Kensitas cigarettes, showing a butler with a tray, with a pack of Kensitas ciga...
by Pam
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 33 RESURRECT This picture was taken in my garden in Spring last year. The plant it shows is some kind of tall shrub, which dies back to being a bunch of very dead-looking, tall sticks in the winter, which suddenly sprout abundant green leaves and yellow flowers just after the daffo...
by Pam
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 32 REDEEM I've never used a pawnbroker, but my mum was familiar with them from growing up in a poor community. When a family's cash ran out, they could take whatever objects of value they had in the house to the pawn shop, and be loaned a sum of money in exchange. On pay day, you t...
by Pam
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Thank you, Joe. It's good to have people join me in my Lent journey. I'm never sure where it will take me!
by Pam
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 31 WAIT I've spent quite a lot of nights watching for the morning. I've never slept well, even as a child, and used to be scared of the dark. So if I was awake on my own, I'd look at the window, waiting for the sky to lighten in colour, and for the first bird to start singing. Sinc...
by Pam
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 30 FORGIVENESS At a bible study group for young offenders I was helping to run, one of the members said one week he blamed God for the bad things that people do to each other. 'If he didn't go round forgiving people' he said, 'they'd know they couldn't get away with it.' Psalm 30.3...
by Pam
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 29 CRY Psalm 130 talks about crying out to God in prayer, and waiting for an answer in trust that it will be favourable. The saying 'There are no atheists in foxholes' refers to the phenomenon that, in extreme circumstances, many of us will ask a God we don't generally believe in f...
by Pam
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 27 PRAISE This is a bit of a cheat - it's pictures with sounds. Whenever I think of praise, I think of birdsong, and that most beautiful (in my opinion) bird singer, the black bird. The first time I went on any kind of church gathering, it was a Diocesan conference. I was rather ov...
by Pam
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 26 BLIND John Chapter 9 verses 1-41 tell the story of Jesus healing a blind man. The Pharisees hear of the healing and conduct rigorous enquiries into what happened. In the face of the man's firm belief that God healed him through Jesus, they offer no other explanation, so they sim...
by Pam
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 23 RESCUE Psalm 40.11-17 11 Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever. 12 For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, until I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my hea...
by Pam
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 22 DECLARE 'Declare' is a resonant word that means stating clearly or admitting ownership of something. It's used not only of declaring goods that require duty to be paid at Customs, but of declaring war or independence. A declaration is a strong statement that can't be ignored. In...
by Pam
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Terrorist attacks in Westminster
Replies: 8
Views: 3259

Terrorist attacks in Westminster

A policeman at the Houses of Parliament has been stabbed, and people on Westminster Bridge have been mown down by a vehicle. The Houses of Parliament are in lockdown.

Please pray for all affected, and for the emergency services dealing with the aftermath.

:votive1: :votive2: :votive1:
by Pam
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Pam's blog
Replies: 138
Views: 51734

Pam's blog

Lent Pictures Day 21 EARS There's an old saying that we have two ears and one mouth because we should listen twice as much as we talk. When we talk of hearing God, we're often not talking about hearing him directly, but through an inner voice or conviction or sense of God's will. Sometimes God speak...
by Pam
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Chapel and Chat
Topic: Lent Worship and Prayer 21st March 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 2568

Lent Worship and Prayer 21st March 2017

XtwIT8JjddM Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 18.31.16.png BTO7-Jarl-E Loving and merciful God, I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses. But as painfully aware of my faults as I am, Let me also remember your tender love, your gentle and limitless forgiveness. I come before you filled with pain and guilt bu...