…this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)Read more
Last year I reminded you of HEBA’s vision and values – ‘Growing Healthy Churches’ and committed to companionship, generosity, diversity, learning and innovation. Whilst we want to develop all the values, our focus this year is ‘diversity’.Read more
One of the best personal things I’ve ever done
Since leaving both London Bible College and Spurgeon’s in the Eighties and over 25 years in Baptist ministry, I had been resistant to any form of evaluation of myself as person and evaluation of my soul. After all I didn’t have time for that kind of introspective, navel-gazing twaddle. I had Kingdom work to do, putting in as many hours as I could and wondering why I felt so burnt out and depleted by the time I came up to my Sabbaticals.Read more
Rev Susan Myatt is recording reflections in British Sign Language to provide churches support in offering worship to those who are profoundly deaf.
The text of this conversation with Steven Leece is here.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
One of the great blessings and privileges of being a Baptist Minister, comes when a Church (or in my case an Association) makes possible a sabbatical ‘rest’. As you read this, I am enjoying such a period of ‘rest’.Read more
Hello HEBA! I’m back!
I want to begin by saying a massive “Thank you” for flowers, cards, cake, chocolate, prayers, emails, visits and so much love during the recent pilgrimage through Breast Cancer! I have really felt like a reluctant Pilgrim on this journey, and God has been my constant companion. In the early days of Chemotherapy, (which resulted in me spending about 20 days in hospital on 3 separate occasions), I cried out to God that I longed for my normality. In His gentle way He reminded me that this cancer journey is “normal” for thousands of people every day, and I now share their normality!Read more
When builders were carrying out renovations to Fernhill Heath Baptist Church they found a time capsule which had been placed to mark the laying of the Foundation Stone of the church on 3rd September 1903!Read more
I’m glad to have the opportunity to share with the churches some of the good things and also some of the disappointing things that have been happening in our Association over the past 12 months or so especially with regard to the Home Mission Fund (HMF).Read more
“If the axe is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.”
As I write this month’s reflection, I am looking out on a thick blanket of virgin snow, and thankful to be sitting in front of a roaring log fire.Read more
A couple of recent testimonies:
“First of all, 55 people in 61 weeks have given their lives to Jesus.Read more