Sandyknowes Blog

Living beside the busiest roundabout in Northern Ireland gives plenty of opportunity for watching the world go by. Sandyknowes Blog is the personal blog of Niall Lockhart (minister of Ballyhenry). Pull in and have a read…

Read: Daniel 6 vs 1-10

The theme of ‘living in exile’ is a big theme in the Old Testament part of the Bible. Exile is a place far from home, exile is where you don’t want to be. For a believer ‘exile’ is a place where God is the people around you, and the people in power, do not believe in nor worship your God.

Read: Isaiah 9 vs 1-7

These days it’s dark in the mornings. You look out and you can’t really see anything, until that is when the sun rises. Over the last two days our Advent Journey has had us in the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet, someone who spoke God’s Word into the lives of the people round about 700BC.

Read: Isaiah 40 vs 1-11

It’s just over two weeks to Christmas! At all kinds of levels we find ourselves doing different things to get ready, sorting things at work, thinking about family, planning what we hope to do, who we hope to see, or this year … where we hope to see them.

Read: Isaiah 7 vs 13-17

Communication is at the heart of any relationship. When communication is good relationships can grow and flourish. Without communication a real relationship is virtually impossible.