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One Foundation

An old hymn whose truths are ever new.


‘The Church’s One Foundation’ - S. J. Stone 1866 -     

Public Domain   Tune: Aurelia

Window - curtain blowing

A Hymn - a Prayer for the Holy Spirit to come and bring fresh renewal to God's People and through them to the world.

Freeman Barber - worshop


So, my wife asked me evening. ‘Do you ever think about dying?  Hmmm. Good question in this day of pandemic pandemonium, uncertainty and fear.

Christmas wreath

So we’ve come to the serious waiting time that is Advent as we long for the joys of Christmas, the memories, inspiration, spirit and impetus of Christmas.

There are lots of reasons to be unhappy in life

There is a God who hears, understands, responds and sustains. If we seek God we will find Him.
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A movie roughly based on Psalm 23 - The Lord is my Shepherd.... with score written by Laurie Barber using Logic Pro X, Eric Whitacre choral voicings, and violin.

The words of this beautiful Christmas song were written by Margaret Rose, and the music by Michael Head.

Creche, Nativity Scene

Someone to enlighten our darkness
Someone to help in our distress
Someone whose presence warms on coldest nights
Walking close beside us on our Journey


Thoughts on the Birth of Christ from St. John Chrysostom --

Bethlehem Birth

The gift of Christmas in all the elements of the gift-wrapping and packaging of Bethlehem in Judea, in fulfilment of ancient prophecy. -- 'born this day a Saviour Who is Christ - the Lord!'

Epiphany! - The Light of Christ dawns on the whole world, every nation, every person.

Through the seasons and through the years, God proves God's Self faithful to those who trust Him, and carries, sustains and forgives even when we find ourselves struggling to believe, to trust and

Manger Scene

We never know, can never fathom fully, the lasting power of our actions, the staying power of our words - even one little sentence, one little phrase; one little word.

sun peering over earth's surface

St. John's Prologue to his Gospel record is the depiction of new creation that not only harkens back to the original Creation but also shows God's new creating work - once again through Jesus.

sunrise over fields

Each new day is precious, as is life itself.

With the original Creation, we rejoice in the creative wonder and possibilities that this day will bring forth.

We all get discouraged by life. Bad things do happen. We wonder - where is God? Why doesn't a 'loving God' do something about all this mess?! Doesn't He care?

Holy Week reminds us of the death and resurrection of our Saviour.


We love God who first loved us.

pale sun in mist

I start with the assumption that there is a God. I don’t have enough faith to think otherwise.

The Christ has died, reversed the flow
Of history, time and weal and woe;
The crimson tide that spreads its store
Has brought its cleansing to our shore.

Some thoughts from a rec room chair, on my birthday this year.


So many good gifts each morning come down

Gifts, good and perfect, for us to spread ‘round

My time in training for Christian ministry in study for a Master of Divinity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, overlapped with Tim Keller, who has been a very able and respected pastor and au

In our everyday, but especially in some of the most taxing and excruciating times and experiences of life, there is One who is Present, who cares, leading and guiding, nourishing and providing - wi

Books, study, chair

So, God meets us (we are told) in the midst of life. Comes to any one of us, young or old, rich or poor, busy and unconcerned or not.

Noel sign and ornament

Hebrews 2:11 – “Both the one who makes mankind holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”

Year ago now, British author Dorothy Sayers wrote a murder mystery of this title - 'Whose Body?'. That title helps us also, to explore the doctrine of the incarnation.

Statue of Jesus in Rome

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.
God became man, the Word was made flesh.
Christ was born of a Virgin. Christ suffered. Christ was crucified.

parish window stained glass

I love the hobby of stained-glass making and I have pursued it on occasion.

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus, how that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor – that we through His poverty might become rich. — St. Paul (2 Corinthians 8:9)


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