In Everything Give Thanks – Part I 

By Pastor Royston Smith A recent article published by the American Psychosomatic Society stated that COVID-19 lockdown has had a negative impact on the mental health of the British public. In fact, a large percentage of the workforce has experienced depressive or anxiety related thoughts. Often, people with mild depression think they are just feeling sad, and that it will go away with time. However, leaving depression...

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Fear Not – Part II

By Pastor Royston Smith Water came crashing from all directions filling the little boat as it danced violently on the waves. The seasoned, seafaring fishermen had never experienced anything like this before. They were in unchartered waters, literally! Their lives flashed before their eyes. This they thought was the end. When we experience fear, adrenaline floods the bloodstream resulting in an increased...

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Fear Not

Fear Not – Part I

By Pastor Royston Smith Though not naturally a fearful person, the events of the past few months have severely dented my confidence. I am often deemed optimistic; yet I find myself preparing for the worst. I am fretful about my life, my age, my only child, the state of the world and what the next few...

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Learning to Listen

By Pastor Royston Smith Good listeners aren’t born, they’re bred! With the constant hum of daily living, going on in the background, listening has become a dying art form. To improve people’s lives, we must learn to truly listen. Good listening skills help to build quality relationships with others. The best...

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Peace Amid Pain

By Pastor Royston Smith What has the year been like so far? Fear, anxiety, and pain have engulfed many.  Somehow the ongoing pandemic has stained and created a negative imprint in my mind that will last a lifetime. “I have never seen anything like this before.” This truly is an unforgettable year.  Challenges are an unwelcome but natural part of life.  This realisation helps to build resilience. During the year many embraced many difficulties. My...

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Faithfulness

By Pastor Royston Smith “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” Princess Diana. In her interview with British journalist, Martin Bashir, she explained the bleak future of her marriage to Prince Charles. Faithfulness: the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something is key to the survival of any marriage.  The Bible is littered...

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