Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen by Sheila Jacobs I’ve just started something new. Once a month, I am a day chaplain at a Christian retreat house near Chelmsford, Essex. It means, essentially, taking morning and midday Prayers, and generally being available for people who want a...
Prayer for the day

Prayer for the day

I was really struck by this Prayer for the Day which I heard on the radio (BBC 4) by Rabi Rubenstein. “As a young boy, I had my entire life mapped out. I decided that I was going to become an elite guitarist in a band. Although Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton might...
Grace by Sheila Jacobs

Grace by Sheila Jacobs

I’m always amazed at the way Jesus treated people with such grace. I have often spoken (and written) about the woman at the well’s encounter with Jesus (see John 4), but it’s interesting to look at the way He dealt not just with strangers, but with His friends. It...
Something Better

Something Better

Something better I love the stories of Jesus in the Gospels. Jesus doesn’t change; He treats people today as He treated them when He walked the earth. So we can learn about how God interacts with us by looking at how Jesus interacted with people on a daily basis....
Being Still by Sheila Jacobs

Being Still by Sheila Jacobs

Recently, I was spending some time with the Lord and I saw ‘a picture’. Sometimes God does speak to us in dreams, visions and ‘pictures’, and so I took notice of what I was ‘seeing’. I saw a pretty cottage at first. But then I noticed that someone had built a bus...
Walking backwards to Christmas

Walking backwards to Christmas

Walking Backwards to Christmas Walking Backwards to Christmas gives you a new and grown-up perspective on the Nativity story you first encountered in school and church Nativity plays. Stephen Cottrell gets you back into the real meaning of the childhood story simply...