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“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing: that love is bigger than anything anyone can throw at us.” Anne Lamott 1 Philip Yancey tells us where the grace has gone.  2 Parker Palmer on what is and what could be. A few mins of video. 3 A six pointer […]

todays scripture…

that grabbed me…….Some brief but life-giving words that I’ve been leaning into. I offer them because they may serve you well also…… ‘Seek the Lord and his strength, seek His presence continually.’ 1 Chronicles 16 v 11 plan and simple: power and true! part of my daily 15,….what about you?!

prayer

Another newbie from Tim Keller’s prolific penmanship or more likely the laptop! Here’s some of the best take-away quotes from his invitation to experience awe and intimacy with God. “Prayer is both conversation and encounter with God. We must know the awe of praising his glory, the intimacy of finding his grace, and the struggle of asking his help, […]

just do stuff!

Creativity and the creative process get a lot of air-time these days in articles, books and blog posts. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of tips out there on how to be create, how to write. Read a lot. Read widely. Write every day. Find new locations for inspiration. Write with noise. Write in quiet. And […]

first!

“Father in heaven! You have loved us first, help us never to forget that You are love so that this sure conviction might triumph in our hearts over the seduction of the world, over the inquietude of the soul, over the anxiety for the future, over the fright of the past, over the distress of […]

five on Friday

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”  J.R.R. Tolkien 1 And if you don’t burn for the church, don’t lead a church. That’s my take on a sparky write, earlier this week.  […]

2075

“People often say they are afraid of death – about, as they sometimes put it, having to be nothing after all these lovely years of being something. When they tell me that, I try to focus the problem more tightly. “Let me see if I understand you,” I say. “You’re bothered by the thought that […]

ongoing

A change of pace during half-term has been very good to me. A change of pace, always brings a change of perspective. The confidence of Christ’s never failing work in His people, continues to so encourage me. The kiddies have been growing in their technology skills. They love YouTube more than I love printed books. We had […]

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