A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021

Have you ever had to wait a long time for something really good? Maybe it was that delicious Christmas lunch slowly cooking in the oven. Or that gift you ordered for your mum that Amazon said would be delivered by 1pm today. Or maybe, like me, you wrote your Christmas list four months in advance – that takes a lot of waiting! God’s people waited. They … Continue reading A very long wait – Advent Calendar 2021


I love Christmas! No, really I do. I know for some it is a tough time, but by the grace of God Christmas has always been good to me. Even growing up in a slightly dysfunctional family, I remember Christmas being a time of Joy. When my own children were small I discovered that it really is better to give than to receive and the … Continue reading Christmas

Christmas: News of great joy

We’re told in Chapter 2 of Luke that shepherds living near Bethlehem were visited by an angel of God, who brought them ‘good news that will cause great joy for all people’: the announcement of the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, saviour of the world. The world could certainly use news of great joy; to human eyes, these are dark times. In the face of … Continue reading Christmas: News of great joy