Suzanne Irving reflects how in our fragility we are both jars of clay and God’s masterpieces
Andy Wooding Jones, the SMC Chair, relates how SMC trustees are aiming for firm foundations
Rachel Oates reflects on finding God in unexpected places
Lin Button suggests we need to be still and listen more
Rev Dr Ian Paul suggests some strategies to help us handle disappointment better
Emma Holland describes how Ignatian spirituality can help us draw closer to God
Dave Hopwood describes how we no longer need be afraid of having God in our midst
Russ Parker shares candidly how an unlooked-for prayer request helped him re-think the meaning of God’s blessing
Paul Woolley considers the importance of listening, for disciples of Jesus in today’s world.
Lecturer, author and mum, Helen Collins shows us how we can let the Holy Spirit change and improve the sometimes mundane, chaotic and difficult aspects of our closest relationships.
Nick Page asks: what do we do when we are holding onto our faith by a thread?
Mark Melluish explains that the way to get to know God better is to ‘get down low.’
Gordon Crowther challenges us to not settle back into the familiar, but keep pioneering
Author and speaker Amy Boucher Pye delves into different ways of hearing God speak to us through the Bible
David Runcorn examines how we understand the Bible and how new truths ‘break forth’
Sally Dakin explores how we can have a retreat at home
Susan Edmondson reflects on stepping out into new freedom after Covid restrictions
Sandy Pepper, Chair of Lee Abbey London, urges us to embrace the openings provided by the pandemic for the gospel
Phil Park reflects on changing our focus in challenging times
Sister Carol reflects on intercessory prayer and explains how we can embrace its challenges and learn to ‘live it’
Hope Price puts her lockdown mottos into action
Paul Lacey explains how three pieces of artwork have equipped and encouraged Aston SMC to live out their calling
Esther Birtwistle offers a reflection on pilgrimage
Jennie Cappleman considers what a pilgrimage actually is, and how to embark on one
Margaret Warne explores the Christian view of singleness
Susan Edmondson, Chair of Lee Abbey Small Missional Communities Board, outlines an exciting development
John Simmons reflects on the importance of rural churches for local communities
Rachel Oates reflects on the impact of Covid-19 on the environment
Dr Maggie Paul reflects on remaining faithful in strange times
Miriam Williams looks at new ways of communicating our faith story
Keith Ovenden explains why The Beacon Activity Centre merited the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) Gold Standard Award
Denis Alexander looks at some of the similarities between science and faith
Farm Manager Simon Gibson highlights the impact of mass markets on the environment and the challenges farmers face as they care for livestock and the landscape
Jill Weber considers what it means to live a life that taps into our deepest desires
The Beacon Activity Centre Team find an innovative way to engage children with the Easter story
Abi May explores how we can cope with the changes that bereavement brings
Ann Persson introduces a creative reflection which will help us take stock of our lives
Bridget Macaulay gets to grips with how God inhabits this ‘fragile vessel’, us.
The poet Malcolm Guite explores how Jesus reveals Himself to us through the ‘I Am’ sayings of John’s Gospel
Jane Williams examines how our vision of God shapes who we are, how we live and what we think the world is for.
Justin Tomkins looks at how we can help future generations celebrate technology and science without being ruled by it
Val Turner explores how we trust God when praying for healing.
Suppressed, hidden, apologised for, writer and speaker David Runcorn asks us to look again at how God can use our tears
Inspired by the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative Jonathan Banks and Esther Birtwistle reflect on a ‘zig zag’ journey from Devon to Yorkshire
Mission chaplain Nick Haigh and a team from Lee Abbey join in with what God is doing
Reflections compiled by Tim Proudler of the pilgrimage from one community to the other, 10 to 19 May 2018
Dave Hopwood reflects on Jacob’s struggle at the River Jabbok and other Bible characters who wrestle with reality.
Bishop Alan St Albans considers the resurgence of Christian communities in the West and what we can learn from St Benedict.
Bev Shepherd examines the biblical definition of true wisdom and how to steer a course which leads to life
Michael Mitton reflects on Bible stories which connect with the seasons of the soul
Simon Holland considers the radical love of the Servant King, demonstrated in Lee Abbey Devon’s performance of Lee Misérabbeys
Susan Edmondson unpacks the future vision
Barry Dugmore explores growth in discipleship and how our ‘mustard seed’ of faith can extend the Kingdom of God
Sally Dakin reflects on finding the balance of activity and rest and choosing to be ‘present to the presence of God.’
Bridget Macauley recognises those everyday moments of life which are charged with God’s presence
Mark and Joanna Williamson look at four inspirational stories
Award winning garden designer Hannah Genders reflects on how our gardens can become the spaces that provide a sanctuary from this modern, fast paced world
John Samways explores what it means to live a purposeful life in the Kingdom of God
Ruth Bancewicz and Bob White consider the awesome wonder of God revealed in creation
Simon Holland reflects on the spiritual power-house that is Lee Abbey at 70
Shaun Lambert considers the value of being still whilst on a retreat and ‘cleaning the windows of our soul’
Silas Crawley examines how our words can be a powerful catalyst for affirmation and growth.
Bev Shepherd considers how spending time in prayer enables us to receive God’s love and restoration
Andy Lester and Ruth Valerio examine how we can live well whilst also protecting the needs of the planet.
Graham Swinerd and John Bryant consider the evidence of divine design in our awe-inspiring universe.
Jane Willis reflects on a silent retreat at Lee Abbey Devon: ‘No words, no wine, no web – but I had my camera.’
Joe Davis looks at how we can redeem a ‘dark night’ of the soul by the practice of spiritual disciplines in following Jesus
Bob Evens reflects on life’s different seasons – and God’s provision for each new phase.
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Roger Wagner reflects on the inspiration behind his project to illustrate and translate the Psalms.
A guest’s experience of a silent retreat at Lee Abbey
Lee Abbey Warden David Rowe considers the beauty of creation and the way God brings order out of chaos so that nothing is lost.
Hope means hearing the music of the future. Faith means dancing to it now.
A new course, commissioned by the Church of England, aimed to inspire confident, transformative discipleship. Is this a rival to Alpha? Paula Gooder unpacks the Pilgrim course.
Dave Bookless reflects on ‘thin places’ and finding God’s presence wherever we live.
Ali Hull talks to composer Steven Faux about The Psalms Project, a contemporary journey through the vivid landscape of Psalms told in the musical language of feature films.
Jane Williams explains why she is enthralled by the book of Genesis.
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Sam Bromley speaks to Adrian Snell about life, family, music, and faith – and, of course, Fierce …
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Karen Kemp explores God’s challenge for us to live at peace with one another and details her own …
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Annie Naish reports on two successful visits by the Lee Abbey Devon mission teams What do bird …
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