Inspirational, Tributes

PRAYER OF THE SEA CAPTAIN

This morning in Golden Valley Church, Wes read out the prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake [c1540 to 1596]. Drake was a product of his time, an era of ongoing war between the European sea-going nations, and valued as a hero to the English and a 'pirate' to the Spanish, whose territories he often raided… Continue reading PRAYER OF THE SEA CAPTAIN

Church Family, Exhortation & Teaching, Seasonal

SIMPLE TRUTH

As we approach another Christmas, and many of us are caught up in a flurry of activity, in addition to carrying concerns for church and nation, we do well to remember that the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago is a powerful statement of the premium God places on simplicity. I was… Continue reading SIMPLE TRUTH

Africa, Church Family, International, Missions, Reposts

MAGGIE’S UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2018

Here's the recent update from Maggie in South Africa. [Maggie is an important part of the pastoral team of Golden Valley Church, and is currently serving God with IRIS Ministries].   So I’ve been back in SA just over three months since my visit home. It took a couple of days to settle back in… Continue reading MAGGIE’S UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2018

Church Family, Church Meetings, Conferences & Events

TRANSITIONING TIMES

It is with great anticipation we prepare for our weekend with Michael and Elisa French this weekend. Pastor Michael oversees Cahaba Equipping Ministries, a Streams Ministries Training Center, devoted to training and equipping spiritual leaders around the world. He has been actively involved in ministry since 1982. He founded The Bridge Birmingham, AL, in 1998… Continue reading TRANSITIONING TIMES

Church Family, Exhortation & Teaching, leaders

ABSALOM SPIRIT

One of the things I was hearing as I was awakening today was, "Spirit of Absalom". I heard it clearly. I was aware of some of what it meant, and having spent yesterday's preaching in GVC talking about the battles of moving into a new season, I am reflecting on how this spirit works to… Continue reading ABSALOM SPIRIT