“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” ― C. H. Spurgeon

I wonder how many of us wake in the middle of the night and fret over something. It maybe something we haven’t done or should have done. If only I’d do that then all would be okay.

At our recent APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) as well as looking back and giving thanks for the previous year I took the opportunity to look forward to the coming year. There is so much to give thanks for and it is great to see the church engaging with the community in the Pop Up Shop, “Come and..” schools work and beyond.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” says the Chinese proverb. Although there is much truth behind what is said, in my house long journeys often begin with a check to see if I’ve picked up my keys and wallet, or if we have the remembered the postcode of our destination, or, perhaps most importantly, whether we have all visited the toilet!

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