Monthly Archives: August 2014

Living with loss

Once there was a widow who lived with her young son. She had been through so much in her life and I cannot begin to understand the pain and suffering that she felt. The days after her husband died were … Continue reading

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A leap of faith

There was a drought but God had miraculously provided for Elijah at Kerith brook. When the stream dried up God said, ‘Go and live in the village of Zarephath, near the city of Sidon.’ It was 80 miles from Zarephath … Continue reading

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Who does Jesus value most, the community leader or the outcast? Mark 5.21-43

Imagine you arrive in a town and a community leader asks you to help them. Consider how important you would feel as you traveled with them? As you are walking through the town you notice a down and out reaching out for … Continue reading

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Access granted?

Have you ever forgotten a password and been locked out of a website? Internet security can be really, really frustrating! The sites that really get to me are the ones that specify that you must have certain types of characters in … Continue reading

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Do you believe that God is Stronger?

The child in this picture is pushing with all of his might but there is no way that he is going to move the sumo wrestler. The picture reminds me of God who the Bible describes as a rock. God cannot … Continue reading

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A work of art, brokeness and restoration

I’m not brilliant at drawing but imagine if I took a picture I had drawn and told everyone how proud I was of it. Imagine as I was talking of how I had worked so hard to overcome adversity to produce … Continue reading

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Robin Williams, depression and why we shouldn’t have to be okay

I was saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams. I was stunned to hear that he struggled with depression because in my mind, he was a guy who was always really funny. I am shocked, but at the … Continue reading

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5000 hits, the feeding of the 5000, inadequacy and following Jesus

Yesterday my blog received its 5000th page view. I am amazed that I’ve received this many hits in just under 3 months. I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog and in particular to … Continue reading

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When God does something weird

Elijah had told the king it wouldn’t rain and there was now a drought in the land. God led Elijah to a remote area where he camped by a small stream and some ravens brought him food. WHOA, say that … Continue reading

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Do miracles happen because God announces them or because we ask?

Announcements are important. Is a relationship official before it has been announced as a Facebook status? These announcements help us to know who is in a relationship and this will save you lots of confusion if you have teenage friends. … Continue reading

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