Monthly archive for February 2016

Timing

When you catch a bus you have to be at this bus stop at the right time, too early and you can be frustrated at waiting around and the too late…well you know what that means. There is a timing involved in our lives, I don’t understand

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Take up your cross

Jesus said, ‘if anyone wants to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross’. In our consumer age I feel like we don’t apprciate the impact of such a statement. The cross was a horrific death, but more on that as we approach Easter.

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A heart like David

David is known as a man after God own heart. Have you ever thought why that is? In Acts13:22 David is described as a man after God own heart and as a man who would do everything that he was asked to do. It seems that the

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A simple equation

I like maths. So much so that I went to university to study it for three years. One of the basic rules of maths is that equations need to balance. Now there are a few equations in the bible, but there is one in particular that feels

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Who has the son?

A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Viet Nam conflict broke out, the son went to war.

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Fixing your eyes

I recently went to a top-end art gallery. It had the feeling of being very impressive and I was looking forward to walking round. As I stepped into the first part of the gallery there were various 3D objects on the wall. They looked like Blue Peter

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fasting

And so we begin the 40 days of lent. However, if you are anything like me you will have checked the date and realised that lent isn’t 40 days long! It was decided that Sundays were not to be days of fasting because a they were to

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A simple equation

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Lenten devotions

Today is Shrove Tuesday, traditionally a day of feasting and penitence before the 40 day fast of lent that leads up to Easter. Historically people would go to church to confess their sins and be ‘shriven’, forgiven of their sins, before lent. It is also known as

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