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The Honesty of Psalm 13

Psalm 13 is a short passage of scripture consisting of just six verses. However, within these few verses David is not afraid to be very honest with God. He starts the psalm by saying: “O Lord, how long will you forget me? For ever? How long will you look the other way? How long must […]

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Midlife Crisis

I am currently working my way through the third series of The Crown on Netflix, and last week watched the episode from 1969 which featured the historic moon landings. Without wishing to spoil it for anyone there was an interesting theme that was explored in this episode, namely a midlife crisis that Prince Philip experienced. […]

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New Habits for a New Year

At the end of a year it’s not unusual for people to reflect and take stock of their life and think about changes that they would like to see in the new year. That might include: getting a new job, starting a new hobby or joining the gym. The thought is often a new year […]

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Immanuel – God With Us

Happy Christmas! Today is the day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The following devotion from Charles Spurgeon reminds us of the amazing truth Immanuel – God with us: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) Let us today go down to Bethlehem, and […]

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Politics Prayer

Pray for those in authority

Last Thursday the Conservative Party won the General Election with a majority of eighty seats. Boris Johnson is still the UK prime minister. Whilst some people were delighted with this result, others were disappointed and upset. Whatever our political views the public have spoken. Many will probably now switch off from politics until the next […]

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Reflections

Trust and Promises

During this general election campaign one issue that I have heard raised is that of trust. The voters want to know if they can trust the promises that are being made by politicians of various parties. I think we have every right to ask this question as this election is very important. The result has […]

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Politics

General Election

Next week, on 12th December, the general election will be taking place and we will be voting to decide who forms the next government of our country. With that in mind I thought it might be interesting to look at the election from a Christian perspective. One thing I observe is that Christians vote for […]

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What prevents us from learning more?

Following last week’s post on more to learn this week we are looking at what prevents us from learning more. I have identified four things that can hinder and prevent us from learning more. Sin Everyone sins, even the most godly person. However, that is not an excuse for us to fail to wrestle and […]

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More To Learn

No matter how long we have been a Christian there is always more to learn for each of us. No one can ever say that they know everything and there is nothing further to learn. In fact I sometimes feel that the older I get the more I need to learn! With this in mind […]

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Book Review

Preparing The Way

Christmas can be a very busy time of the year as we prepare for the big day. There is the card writing, present buying, food purchasing and so much more that we can easily forget what we are actually celebrating! To that end I would like to recommend a book by Derek Tidball called “Preparing […]