Milestone Moments

Milestone Moments

Milestone moments, those points and places where we stop and survey how far we have come and what lies ahead. Annual General Meetings are often milestone moments to take stock of what God has done and recall the ups and downs of a year gone by. AGM 2022 As we talked...
The only thing that counts…

The only thing that counts…

Amazing Grace: Galatians 5: 1 – 12 This week I want to start the blog with a bit of a personal reflection. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Traditionally it is a day of fasting, confession and repentance. I grew up in a Christian household. We did pancake Tuesday,...

Living differently

  As an Australian in Glasgow, I’m conscious every now and again of the feeling of being a foreigner. It doesn’t happen very often, and it’s easier for me than others as I am a somewhat ‘invisible’ foreigner in the UK; also white, Western, and English-speaking....

A prayer of blessing

Blessing our community Last Sunday, Doug and Kate led us in a prayer of blessing for our community which was written by the Local Houses of Prayer. Thank you to Local Houses of Prayer for sharing their blessing with us.   Prayer of blessing Heavenly Father, we...

What can I contribute?

The Current Situation Covid and lockdown have messed with our routines and what we saw as normal life. We have been left missing being with one another in 3D. For many of us we have lost the ways we serve others, we have lost the places and situations in which we used...

Connection – criticism

Insult and Injury Lauren unexpectedly unearthed the worst side of human nature. It began in 2015 at a political rally in New Hampshire. (BBC three article) She stood up and asked presidential hopeful Donald Trump a question. The exchange went positively, and she...

The social network (part 1)

The Social Network. There was much in last Sunday’s QPLive to provoke deep reflection and repentance. Not least how we heal divisions, treat one another with dignity and celebrate our racial and cultural differences. I am deeply aware that it is no longer enough to be...

Pentecost (part 2)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Back in April 2018 Clive Corfield, Senior Pastor of City Church in St Albans visited us at QP. Clive and his family have been friends of QP for many years and I am sure many of you have enjoyed and benefited from his ministry. I...

Pentecost (part 1)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Last week we waited with the disciples as they followed Jesus’ instruction in Luke 24:49.   “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on...

Waiting (part 2)

He’s in the waiting Well one way to think about waiting and what it does to our souls is to practise it. I want to begin today by thanking everyone for their patience yesterday as we dealt with technical issues when trying to go live. Contrary to what some of...