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I wonder if you recall learning to execute a “three-point turn”? It’s a good move to master so that with minimum hassle the vehicle faces in the opposite direction; although perhaps you know some people who turn their car in about in a 19-point turn! The manoeuvre demonstrates that you can handle the gears sufficiently to be able to turn the car around in a normal width road without touching the kerb on either side. The secrets are to turn the wheels fully and not to let them touch the kerb. In life changes in direction maybe one we choose- to seek out a view, or avoid a steep hillside- or the path may be blocked by a land-slip or a farmer has closed off a path we expected to follow. Sometimes our journeys feel like a pleasant meander. We may come to a fork in the path and need to choose between two or three courses of action. It seems that one is seldom “absolutely right” or another “absolutely wrong”. There may be some choices which will be tougher for us and some which appear to be more filled with happy rewards; but the bottom line is that God stays with us whatever choices we make and enables us to turn bad decisions into ones where good may come. Our decisions in life are many: to accept or reject parental advice; which friends to choose; what work to pursue; where to live and work; how to spend money; whether to give up security for a dream; to risk all for an uncertainty; to move from home into sheltered housing... Each decision beings with it a sense of loss, for the options we couldn’t make; the opportunities we missed. This autumn as colleges and schools begin a new year and many people find themselves facing fresh choices, give thanks for the turning points we can choose and rejoice that making one wrong turn will not lead to us being told: “You are the weakest link- Goodbye!” Ask God to guide your decision-making and then know that whatever you choose to do or not do, God is with you and will be with you, always. May you be blessed with good companions on life’s journey Shalom, Elizabeth
I wonder if you recall learning to execute a “three-point turn”? It’s a good move to master so that with minimum hassle the vehicle faces in the opposite direction; although perhaps you know some people who turn their car in about in a 19-point turn! The manoeuvre demonstrates that you can handle the gears sufficiently to be able to turn the car around in a normal width road without touching the kerb on either side. The secrets are to turn the wheels fully and not to let them touch the kerb. In life changes in direction maybe one we choose- to seek out a view, or avoid a steep hillside- or the path may be blocked by a land-slip or a farmer has closed off a path we expected to follow. Sometimes our journeys feel like a pleasant meander. We may come to a fork in the path and need to choose between two or three courses of action. It seems that one is seldom “absolutely right” or another “absolutely wrong”. There may be some choices which will be tougher for us and some which appear to be more filled with happy rewards; but the bottom line is that God stays with us whatever choices we make and enables us to turn bad decisions into ones where good may come. Our decisions in life are many: to accept or reject parental advice; which friends to choose; what work to pursue; where to live and work; how to spend money; whether to give up security for a dream; to risk all for an uncertainty; to move from home into sheltered housing... Each decision beings with it a sense of loss, for the options we couldn’t make; the opportunities we missed. This autumn as colleges and schools begin a new year and many people find themselves facing fresh choices, give thanks for the turning points we can choose and rejoice that making one wrong turn will not lead to us being told: “You are the weakest link- Goodbye!” Ask God to guide your decision-making and then know that whatever you choose to do or not do, God is with you and will be with you, always. May you be blessed with good companions on life’s journey Shalom, Elizabeth
© Long Buckby URC 2017
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Long Buckby United Reformed Church

Email the Webmaster
I wonder if you recall learning to execute a “three-point turn”? It’s a good move to master so that with minimum hassle the vehicle faces in the opposite direction; although perhaps you know some people who turn their car in about in a 19-point turn! The manoeuvre demonstrates that you can handle the gears sufficiently to be able to turn the car around in a normal width road without touching the kerb on either side. The secrets are to turn the wheels fully and not to let them touch the kerb. In life changes in direction maybe one we choose- to seek out a view, or avoid a steep hillside- or the path may be blocked by a land-slip or a farmer has closed off a path we expected to follow. Sometimes our journeys feel like a pleasant meander. We may come to a fork in the path and need to choose between two or three courses of action. It seems that one is seldom “absolutely right” or another “absolutely wrong”. There may be some choices which will be tougher for us and some which appear to be more filled with happy rewards; but the bottom line is that God stays with us whatever choices we make and enables us to turn bad decisions into ones where good may come. Our decisions in life are many: to accept or reject parental advice; which friends to choose; what work to pursue; where to live and work; how to spend money; whether to give up security for a dream; to risk all for an uncertainty; to move from home into sheltered housing... Each decision beings with it a sense of loss, for the options we couldn’t make; the opportunities we missed. This autumn as colleges and schools begin a new year and many people find themselves facing fresh choices, give thanks for the turning points we can choose and rejoice that making one wrong turn will not lead to us being told: “You are the weakest link- Goodbye!” Ask God to guide your decision-making and then know that whatever you choose to do or not do, God is with you and will be with you, always. May you be blessed with good companions on life’s journey Shalom, Elizabeth