REV. BADEN STANLEY

REV. BADEN STANLEY

Each week we hope to post a blog on a Monday or Tuesday. These blogs will hopefully stimulate thought, discussion and even debate around key topics that are affecting our society at this time of great change and challenge.

The Story Tree

While isolation is very much a buzz word, it has been a part of the human condition for millennia. Can you imagine how the young Patrick felt, huddled in the bottom of a boat that

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Sharing is Caring

What started as a quirky Valentine’s Day gift may all too soon become a necessary tool for survival. Avril and I had a good giggle about heart-embossed toilet roll a month ago, never realising what

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Be Not Afraid…!

Someone once explained to me that each of us has, what she described as, a smoke alarm at the back of our brain. This alarm is both necessary and helpful as it warns us of

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The Voice – Part 2

Mary stood, facing south, her feet fixed on the spot where last they’d stood. Life had changed, but continued, others had taken up his work. She had busied herself with preparations, there was a wedding

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What do you have in your house!

There is a fascinating story told in the second book of Kings, Chapter 4, where Elisha the prophet encounters the widow of one of the company of prophets. As the deceased man had debts, not

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Layers of Light

I have always been fascinated by this extraordinary image.  A photographer in Texas was apparently taking night-time photos of a nearby oil rig. In one of those serendipitous moments his finger clicked on an image

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A Fool for Christ – Candlemas 2020

Yesterday was Candlemas, marking the bridge between Christmas and Easter. At a time when believing in Christian truths may seem foolish to many, we offer you this poem called ‘A Fool for Christ’. Shalom Baden

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Lighten our Darkness

‘Lighten our darkness….’ From early childhood I have been afraid of the dark, a condition my brother was never slow to take advantage of as we were growing up. Our farm buildings were a few

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