Monthly archive for October 2013

Calling a spade a spade

Before I write what I wanted to write a word about the title. It means ‘to tell it how it is’. There are no racial connotations and in fact the earliest form of this expression comes from the Greek philosopher Plutarch (he died around 120BC). Erasmus used

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Abundant life

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10 NASB) There is a polar difference between the two statements. What would you choose? To be in the charge of the one who can

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When Paul prays

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious

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