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I was talking to someone recently who was really discontented with their life. They had prayed and prayed for something for years and God, seemingly, hadn't answered their prayers.....this person was really angry and discontented with their life & with God. It's difficult to know what to say in those circumstances but God said to me 'this person needs to surrender their life to me again and trust me that I know what's best right now...' Sadly the guy wouldn't hear of it..... I guess this caused me to reflect on what I'd said and to consider what God would say to us when our prayers aren't seemingly being answered and we're discontent with life...

There are moments in our lives when we simply don't know what to do next. It could be the loss of a precious loved one, bad news from the consultant, the end of a cherished relationship, a sudden change to our work situation or even job loss and sadly sometimes it can be a combination of many different factors coming into play at once. Of course we all have moments where we simply don't know what to do....

Life changing books ~ We are what we read! People often ask me, as a Pastor, to recommend books. Apart from the Bible (which has clearly had the biggest influence!) the following have been the most influential at different stages of my Christian life and...

I recently made a train journey which didn't start too well. I found my seat and couldn't get my luggage overhead so put it by my feet. It was quite uncomfortable and to make matters worse I noticed that I was travelling backwards. I hate going backwards. The train was noisy and then a rather large man came and sat next to me invading my space! I was beginning to get a little stressed by it. He was affecting my journey...

One of the greatest temptations in our lives is to quit! However whatever this life throws at us we must never ever quit! Winston Churchill: “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions...