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“Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.” Samuel Chadwick 1 Ten insights […]

five for Friday

“The word Pilgrim ‘parepidmos’ tells us we are people who spend our lives going someplace, going to God, and whose path for getting there is the way, Jesus Christ!” Eugene H. Peterson 1 5 habits we need to be learning……Here’s to the courage. 2 Grace frees you to be transparent. To be fully known. 3 Is […]

day-off goodness

things that were good about my Friday. a lazy non-alarm-clock start to the day……amen! catching up on the world, via my copy of the church times. Ancient-future, sort-of! making cups of tea for my poorly wife. having a giggle with my sister on the phone, as her three gorgeous children navigate our childhood home! a […]

five on Friday

C. S. Lewis when commentating on the Psalms:- “The duty exists for the delight. When we carry out our “religious duties” we are like people digging channels in a waterless land, in order that when at last the water comes, it may find them ready. I mean, for the most part. There are happy moments, […]

five on Friday

“We belong to a Kingdom, not of this world, though we are in it. May you be a constant reminder, a witness, of this other kingdom, this glorious and beautiful Kingdom where we are willing and obedient and joyful subjects……” Dorothy Day 1 Richard Beck on the tradition of hallowing 2 Put a woman behind the pulpit…..  3 […]

five on Friday

Fruit is the revelation of true character, and this comes ultimately only in the end. Jesus is calling us to extreme patience. 1 Barbra Brown Taylor on the Sabbath – and the practice of death. 2 Simon Vibert’s preparing for suffering with the help of Job. 3 How do you listen to a sermon really?  4 […]

five on Friday

wherever you are today: desire more! “I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our faith is a result of our lack of holy desire.” A. W. Tozer 1 ‘If we are to better the future we […]

five on Friday

“The work of God is not done through strength and efficiency but through those who, having encountered Jesus, leak out the love they have received.” ++Justin 1 What is charismatic anyhow? Definition goodness from Rick Ienolliano 2′Dad you’re nicer without your iPhone!‘ an accessory freer life!? 3 the tone of pastoral leadership, is one of my long-held convictions! 4 […]

five for Friday

1 Donald Miller’s excellent, Do you believe you are good at relationships? and how’s your collaborative leadership. 2 Tim Keller’s brilliant the faith to doubt Christianity article, and never forget that Jesus didn’t wait for people to come to him: Steve Addison’s best as ever.  3 Mary DeMuth’s 9 daily truths, that you could do worse than […]

STW 13.i.2012

I’ve had a great weekend, and to add to that; to get to serve our children by helping them learn to be pray and be more confident about Jesus; just immense! In the many spoken-out prayer requests….One sounded just like this:- “Dear God might there be snow so I can have a snow day with […]

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