Jesus said: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it." On Sunday night I painted a pearl to represent what the Kingdom of God is like. It's a hand holding a pearl … Continue reading One of great value
A little uplifting story from this morning: I had the joy of leading communion at our Church this morning at the first service. I enjoy inviting all those who are present to gather around the table and we serve one another the bread and wine around the circle and we also pray together. As part … Continue reading The engagement ring of 64 years was lost and then found in the bowl with the communion bread!
Last night we had our monthly 'Encounter' service at Cambourne Church, near Cambridge. It's a monthly worship and teaching gathering that emphasises the 'have a go at using the gifts of the Spirit.' There's space to dance and express oneself in worship. We also have an artist each time we meet who paints or creates … Continue reading “I am the Resurrection and The Life.”
For this time of year, as the clocks go back and Halloween is just around the corner this recent picture of mine feels somewhat apt. Not because it looks a bit spooky but because it's about stepping out from the darkness into the light. It was painted at a recent worship service at Cambourne church … Continue reading Out from darkness into light.
Once a month I help lead 'Encounter' an event in Cambourne which has a focus on worship and interactive teaching with an opportunity to put into practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also have an artist who paints a prophetic picture during the severing and last night it was me! I painted a … Continue reading Reaching for the Spirit
At last nights worship event 'Encounter' in Cambourne Church (a local ecumenical partnership church which I am a member) I had the treat of being the artist who seeks to paint something that would bring words from God's heart to ours. All I could think about and paint was 'a saving' of a person in … Continue reading You’re my rescuer
I love taking a Sunday morning a month and painting prayers for people. Over the last year I've done this once a month in Cambourne... it has been exhilarating. I'm often by my self but occasionally I've been joined by people from the church and I always meet people and give paintings. I've had a … Continue reading Sunday morning painting…
Does your church set aside some Sunday’s in the year to be church ‘out there.’
Last week at our monthly Encounter service artist Kate Green painted something very powerful- the message matched so wonderful with our guest speaker and singer/songwriter Liv Comley. Liv's message was about experiencing Jesus' love more and pressing into knowing God. Kate wrote this about the picture: God wants us to know his heart is beating … Continue reading Love’s Embrace
"For you will feed and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance... As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you..." A couple of weeks before my Dad died I was drawn to the above scripture in the last chapter of Isaiah. The comfort … Continue reading God is like a mother who comforts us