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Bob’s thought*

“This Sunday is Easter Day. It is a bittersweet truth that Jesus needed to die in order to live again. My walk through Holy Week will be in the company of Pope Francis who has talked of churches needing to go through a process of discernment, purification and reform. Discernment is on Maundy Thursday. For […]

strength

Psalm 73 v 26 is one of the verses of my life! “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” One of the talks I’m giving tomorrow, is from the back of Ephesians 6. It’s a big invitation. For this is the will of […]

Jesus wins

this I know. I know it through the bumps and bruises. Through the goodness of God’s grace and through the truth of His Word. Without Christ’s help, sin is stronger than we are. Yet Jesus is stronger than my weakness! “I am weak, but Thou art strong! Jesus, keep me from all wrong; I’ll be […]

I’m unfinished…

Paul Tripp is a pastor-mentor. I’ve never met the man: but through his writing and video’s like this! waoooooh…….how good, and how true……and what a moustache and frames too!! He’s not just talking about problems for pastors, though he is talking much more. We drive leaders into hiding. We engage with scripture without it’s full effect on […]

resilient life questions

In one of his most formative books, A Resilient Life, Gordon MacDonald suggests these questions about the kinds of people we have in our lives. Who are they, for you…..? Who coaches you? Who stretches your mind? Who listens to and encourages your dreams? Who will protect you? Who are those who share your tears? […]

always hope….

Donald Sutherland, as President Snow, tells his head gamemaker in Hunger Games, that ‘Hope…is the only thing stronger than fear…A little hope is effective; a lot of hope is dangerous.’ Love it!

enough for today…

some truths that help me get by! We live in a fragile and sinful world. God is wonderfully and completely sovereign I’m not truly home yet. Belief in Jesus will result in living with Him in heaven forever.

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