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“Sanctification” does not mean to try to sin less and less until you magically stop sinning some day. It simply means to become more and more aware of who lives inside you until it automatically spills over into everything you do.So how about you and I become more  aware of who lives inside you? 1 Missional […]


Here’s some of my summer reading sugguestions in the light of Krish’s provocation. Desiring the Kingdom by JB Smith, is long overdue. Lots of pals have recommended it. And I have so loved his Good and Beautiful trilogy. Forty ways to look at Winston Churchill by Gretchin Rubin. Well simply because everything Rubin writes is worth reading. […]

five on Friday

From the brilliant AW Tozer, “What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.”  1 Alan Fadling’s Unhurried […]

five on Friday

“God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who […]

five on Friday

“We were never told that it would not hurt, only that nothing would ever finally go wrong; not that it would not often go hard with us but that there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” Robert Farrar Capon 1 Space, stillness and meaningful work, in our social media […]

five on Friday

“I have come to believe that there are large gospel purposes, grace-hidden as it were, within the smallest almost overlooked corners of our lives, torn and lovely as they are.” Zack Eswine 1 Whether Christmas makes your cry or celebrate – here’s Relevant’s take on how to best enjoy Christmas. 2 Twelve habits of highly […]

five on Friday

“Sometimes it’s hard to see Jesus… our images of him may come from storybooks, bumper stickers, or theological words we hardly understand. In many ways, Christians have domesticated Jesus, taming him to fit our culture and time.” Donald Kraybill 1 “To make a difference, we must be different.” Detail around evangelical difference and why God is Father. […]

five on Friday

“Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.” Joan Chittister 1 Six toxic habits and more than a little challenge 2 The false promises of Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, described here. 3 Epic church signage failures,…..go on have a […]

five on Friday

Suffering helps us to learn God’s way of living is best, suffering helps us distinguish our motives, suffering helps keep us from pride, suffering often changes our ambitions and suffering can reveal our idols, which enables us to find God. It’s all good, even if it’s not all altogether comfortable! 1 Possibly Donald Miller’s best […]

five on Friday

“Optimism does not come from us, but because to us and to all people Jesus comes and says “Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid”.  We are called to step out of the comfort of our own traditions and places, and go into the waves, reaching for the hand of Christ.  Let us […]

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