Perhaps during Christmas, more than any other time, we fail to hear God's voice. Distractions abound, and at a time when our focus should be on our blessings and our Saviour, we're tuned in to other things that seem more pressing. But on Christmas Day, make the choice to open your heart, mind, and spirit and listen for God's voice.
A very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas to you all.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Thanks to all who turned out to sing carols with the residents of The Cottage Residential Care Home and to (or should that be at) the residents of Wellhead Lane. Linda Coxon-Carpenter did a fantastic rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas with all the actions, many of which I had never seen before - six geese a-laying will live long in the memory! Thanks also to those who listened to us and who generously gave donations to be divided between the church and the Nomad Trust - we raised £55.47. More thanks to the Village Hall Management Committee who welcomed us at the end with mulled wine and mince pies. We'll be doing this again next year in a different part of the village - you have been warned!