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Ordinary People

Most of us are normal ordinary people. We come from ordinary families and spend our time with similar people. There will be no statues made of us or books written about us. The majority of people in the world will not know of us. That does not though lessen us as people or make us […]

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Reading a Biography

This year I am endeavouring to vary the genre of the books that I read. I think one of the most interesting genres can be reading a biography. At the time of writing this posting, about 25% of the books that I have read in 2019 would be classified as a biography. The subject matters […]

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Do not Worry

A few days ago I came home from work and I was very worried about some upcoming deadlines for two tasks that I needed to complete at work. I found myself in panic mode about the situation facing me and not really sure what to do about it. Whilst running my eyes over my bookshelf […]

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The Words of the Wise bring Healing

One of the themes running throughout the book of Proverbs is the importance of the words that we speak. Whilst reading Proverbs chapter 12 last Sunday I came across the following verse: “Some people making cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.” (Proverbs 12:18 – NLT) What a wonderful verse! Just think […]

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Adverts for Christ

I was reading a devotional book a while age which challenged me with the question: what sort of advert am I for Christ? Many of us can ‘talk the talk’ and quote Bible verses off the top of our head on various subjects but how many of us ‘walk the talk’ in our daily life? […]

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Do not be anxious about anything

The book of Philippians contains some very well known verses, one of which contains the phrase “Do not be anxious about anything” (Phil 4v6). This is an incredible statement to make, especially when you consider that Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the church at Philippi. I expect that there were […]

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Reviving the Soul

In Psalm 19v7 there is a wonderful statement by David: “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.” I’m not sure about you but so often my soul needs reviving. At the end of a stressful day at work or an exhausting and busy week I certainly need to be revived. Yet to […]

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Who is Jesus?

Our church is currently doing a course called “Christianity Explored” which is based on the gospel of Mark. During this course we have discovered that Mark is really asking a question in the first half of his gospel: Who is Jesus? Jesus himself asked his disciples: “Who do you say I am?” and Peter responded […]

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A New Day

My alarm clock goes off. I switch the alarm off and get out of bed, a new day has begun. After walking downstairs I switch on the BBC News and make myself breakfast. Some people never eat breakfast. I’m the opposite I never miss breakfast! It’s time to head back upstairs and shower. I then […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. At the start of 2019 no doubt some of us will be planning to do one or more of the following: more exercise join a gym start a diet take up a new hobby change jobs The beginning of a new year is often the time when we look […]