VICAR Dear Reader of Country Squire Magazine, I wish You a blessed and peaceful Sunday, as always. I trust You get some well-deserved R&R during what remains of this spring weekend. This Sunday I feel like saying a prayer for the Queen. Her Majesty’s work is admirable. We do not appreciate Her as we should. So, below You will find a suitable prayer. The Church … Continue reading A Prayer for Her Majesty
VICAR Dear Reader of Country Squire Magazine, a happy and blessed Sunday to You. This time of year the teenagers are busy stressing themselves about upcoming exams. To them they are the be all and end all of things. Of course, they seem that way at the time. We also have an important General Election coming up. There are Brexit negotiations around the corner. We … Continue reading A Prayer for Enlightenment
VICAR Dear Readers, I wish You all a blessed and peaceful Sunday. I hope the sun breaks through wherever You are and that You get to spend some time outside at this beautiful time of year. I have watched on with admiration at Country Squire Magazine’s Dog Theft Awareness Campaign. I have seen with my own eyes how traumatised victims of this crime become. I … Continue reading Prayer for a Lost Pet
VICAR Dear Readers, I wish you a happy and peaceful Sunday, as ever. Since lambing season is well and truly upon us, this week I would like to draw your attention to sheep. In the Bible we Christians are often referred to as sheep. But let us not be confused by what we see in the green fields of this United Kingdom and how we … Continue reading We Are Not Sheep
VICAR Happy Easter, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine. Today is a day to celebrate. I wish You well. I hope You get a chance to enjoy the day with your family and friends. Enjoy! A Prayer for Easter Sunday Lord God, You loved this world so much, That you gave your one and only Son, That we might be called your children too. … Continue reading Happy Easter
VICAR So, Dear Readers, today is Good Friday. To many of You that will mean feet up and a glass of wine. Perhaps You’ll be out with the children hunting Easter Eggs or attending some lambing event somewhere. Those of you who attend church today know it is the most important day of the year, save perhaps Easter Sunday. So, why is Good Friday referred … Continue reading Why “Good” Friday?
VICAR This week saw much violence. The gas attack in Syria, the lorry attack in Stockholm, the underground attack in St Petersburg. Such horrors bring home to us how we must seek to protect our families. Today, Dear Readers, I give You a gift. A prayer this Palm Sunday to bring protection for your loved ones. I wish You, as ever, a Blessed Sunday and a … Continue reading A Prayer for Protection
VICAR Good day to you, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine. The beauty of this magazine is that I am allowed to go off piste. And today I am really going off piste. On a black run no less. We generally live in choppier times than when we were living in the latter years of the last century. Since then, technology, terrorism, 9/11, economic turbulence and … Continue reading The Kingdom of God is Within Man