Blog by Joel Pridmore

In amongst all the multitude of adverts that fly in our faces at this time of year, I saw a rather interesting item this week… well at least I thought it was interesting.

It is for those, like myself, who may have a tendency to forget they have left a pan boiling on the cooker with the lid on! I can’t count how many times I’ve had to clear up around the hobs after forgetting the pan was on the go and rushing in to rescue it too late, only to find it boiling over!!!

The rubberised lid that I saw advertised has a simple vented design that allows the water to bubble up and boil into the centre of the lid before going back into the pan.

It got me thinking about how this time of year, which is meant to include a good restful holiday, has actually become for many a super stressful time. Perhaps you feel inside as if you’re on the edge boiling over at any moment!

May we during this advent, embrace the Prince of Peace and be sure to take the time to stop, take a deep breath and make the stress cease for a while… Let us add vent to our advent!

“When my worry is great within me, Your comfort brings joy to my soul.” (Psalm 94:19)