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why shine!?

Matthew 5 v 14-16 as paraphrased in The Message “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t […]

stillness and joy

One reason we know so little about joy is that we know so little about stillness. In this age of the world, most of us are busy with a myriad of priorities and projects. And we often pride ourselves in it. The person whose has a packed diary can sometimes swagger with more prestige than […]

fresh life….

This past week was heavy. I did a poor job planning, and ended up spreading myself too thin. By the end of the week I was pretty drained and dry. You didn’t have to convince me that I needed rest!! I was ready to collapse on the couch in a trembling, whining heap. If I go […]

journal scribbles & John 2:5

“But his mother told the servants, do whatever he tells you.” Jesus, so simple, so fully of impact and so difficult!  Some of the best theology reveals:- God initiates, we respond. So God, help me to listen well…help me to respond well. Help me to confess and repent when I don’t respond well. Help me to all I […]

what our hearts need to hear…

There’s a reason God’s mercies are new every morning. Perhaps it’s because every day my heart wakes and needs to hear afresh that all is well with God. So know this……… You are loved. 1 John 4:19 You have a purpose. Philippians 1:6 You’re not alone. Hebrews 13:5 You’re part of a bigger plan. Jeremiah 29:11 You will be (more-than) […]

startling words…..

…..can come from all sorts of places! Morning prayer can capture profound challenges at times. It’s honestly not where I always expect impact to come from……but this regular rythmn in anglican life is rich and powerful and it keeps on coming! Regular morning bible and prayer together is part of my weekdays……and it’s a great […]

held

“God said, ‘Look, here is a place right beside me. Put yourself on this rock. When my Glory passes by, I’ll put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I’ve passed by!’” Exodus 33:21-22 Sometimes when it’s the darkest… God is the closest. ….held in the cleft of […]

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