Your life could change…today…

Isaac was an only child.  Well, he had a half brother, (an old family skeleton, they’d rather forget) but Ishmael was long gone now and Isaac was left at home with his elderly dad Abraham. His mum Sarah had died several years before. The family were wealthy landowners, had everything materially they could wish for, but Isaac was…

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One Hell of a storm.

It had been a really long day.  Dusty, tired, achey, Jesus had walked miles, preached all day and everywhere he went, he was mobbed by people wanting more, more, more, help, healing, hope.…absolutely anything he could give them.   I suspect on the Myers Briggs scale, Jesus would have been an introvert.  He gave out a…

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What if church was more like the Apple Store? 

On Boxing Day, I dropped my iPhone and shattered the glass.  Although still useable, I delayed getting it fixed, because I knew it would cost about £100.  This week though, after another little chunk of glass fell out (and I was leaving little trails of glass slithers behind me), I finally made an appointment to…

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When grief pays a visit.

I was reading the story of Job recently; a man who knew grief and the horror of sorrow. Prior to devastation walking into his life, Job was rich, extremely well-respected and known locally as a kind, loyal God-fearing man. He’d been blessed with 10 children, thousands of cattle and a beautiful home. And then one day,…

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The curse of Facebook envy….

I opened my Facebook app yesterday morning, took a quick whizz through my news feed and then, with a sense of gloom, logged out feeling just a smidge depressed. I think it was a bit of a grey day anyway – you know how it goes – not enough sleep and a few grumpy moments,…

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A soppy love story

I’ve been thinking this week about Ruth…the one in the Bible. I read the story again this morning and I was gripped…I tell you, those Bible writers knew how to tell a good yarn. Ruth was a survivor. She’d left her home to move in with her husband and his family. But one-by-one, her husband…

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Don’t stop running….

I’m on week 6 of a training schedule at the moment. I’ve done a few sponsored runs before, but I wanted this one to be different. So for once, instead of just turning up on the day, having done a bit of vague flapping about in the weeks beforehand, I decided to do it properly…

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