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…

‘Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for … All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.’ (Hebrews 11 vs 1-2, 13 NIV)

Daily Strength - Words of Encouragement

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a];believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4

‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.’ Isaiah 26 vs 3

People sometimes talk about young children being ‘unsettled’. It’s a word used to describe them when they are out of sorts, and when you just know that there’s something annoying them. The reality is that it’s not just babies or toddlers who through times like this, there can be times and seasons when we all feel unsettled.