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Brexit reality

Waking up today was like no other. Here’s one of my favourite Psalms, reworked……. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, whatever the economic predictions, whatever the governmental shifts. The FTSE and share numbers need not trouble us. Though layers of turbulence and uncertainty lie ahead. Though […]

busy or

what…..? How is it for you…… Discerning the difference between options, load and possibilities is key. Kevin DeYoung is spot on in his book Crazy Busy. “It’s not wrong to be tired. It’s not wrong to feel overwhelmed. It’s not wrong to go through seasons of complete chaos. What is wrong— and heartbreakingly foolish and wonderfully avoidable— is to […]

go on….

…leave the world…. “When John says, ‘Leave the world,’ he does not mean the world with its desperate needs that cry out to be served. He means the self-centered projects, programs, demands—rationalized, justified and even glorified—of security, pleasure, esteem and power, which hinder our growing up into full human personhood.”  Thomas Keating ….choose better, ..choose […]

‘choosing’ God

*by Gerald May “God refuses to be an object for attachment because God desires full love, not addiction. Love born of true freedom, love free from attachment, requires that we search for a deepening awareness of God, just as God freely reaches out to us. In addition, full love for God means we must turn […]

choose Him, and then choose Him again…

So many times, and in so many ways we make it difficult……. When the first disciples chose to follow Jesus, they didn’t understand all the implications of their decision. They simply responded to Jesus’ invitation. That’s all you need to get started: Decide to become a disciple. Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments […]

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