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Trials of life!

Are you feeling like Life is a trial at the moment? Are you wondering how much God will ask you to bear? Are you feeling at the end of your tether and hoping God will realise you can’t do or take any more? If so, then you may be relying on the wrong scripture! In…

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Feeling Discouraged?

Discouragement. Apparently renowned church leader John Stott admitted this was one of his greatest challenges. Everyone, even the most saintly and godly of people can suffer with this. Discouragement. Many things fuel discouragement, and different people find different things discouraging. And this is in normal times; and we all know these aren’t normal times. This…

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Seasons

The season is changing. The ospreys from the nests I’ve been following have set off on their long flight to their winter homes in Africa. The house martins finally fledged their third brood last week and will now have moved south to gather in larger groups also to fly to Africa along with the swallows…

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Wimberry Pie

I’m not good at waiting. When the post arrives I’m there ready to open it straight away. If it’s a parcel then I have to get through the tape and in to the contents quickly to see what’s inside. Sometimes, of course, it’s a disappointment; like the time I ordered gluten free cornets for ice-cream…

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Too Much Noise

How does God speak to you? For me it is in nature or music, or a sudden thought unconnected to what I had been thinking about, or an unexpected vision of a person coming to mind. I’m very much a feelings person. There is no doubt that God speaks. If I wake with a song…

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God’s Love Letter to You

I’ve been studying John 15. The vine. One chapter titled “The discipline of scripture” ended with this short poem by Barbara Parsons talking about the importance of reading the Bible regularly, not just hearing it read on Sunday during the service. Some communicationsShould be studied with utmost care:A map;Battle orders;A love letter. Neglect to read…

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The Spider

During these last six months I have surprised myself. I have watched insects and looked at flowers and other plants more closely than ever before. I allowed a beautiful green beetle to crawl up my arm, I watched ants eating aphids and counted butterflies for 15 minutes for the butterfly count. I gave sugary water…

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The Wild Ones

My meditation from a week ago led to these wonderings: Where are the wild ones? The ones who see far away? Those who can see where we are headed, where we should go?Where are the wild ones? The ones who fly? Are they gone? Are they lost? Are they crushed by the culture of today?…

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Who am I?

I am human. Alive.I am a collection of chemical constituents, naturally occurring,Organised into complex molecules, Organised into bio-mechanisms that burn fuel, filter waste, produce chemicals, sense, reproduce,Make bio-sense.I am a complex bio-construct which uses many naturally occurring forms and constituents.Is that all? I am an individual.I know myself.I know myself through external input,demands and expectations,…