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Category Archives: do not be afraid
Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?
The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum. This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm … Continue reading
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What are you afraid of?
So, the carrot looks afraid of the rabbit which is ironic because in real life, the two people in the costumes are good friends. You can even watch them together on youtube if you don’t believe me (I’ll post a … Continue reading
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The One Where Obeying God Appeared to Make No Sense
So, Philip had been in town a few weeks and it had been an amazing time. He had been honest with people about his faith and lots of people had turned to follow Jesus. Philip was really excited, things were going … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, change, discipleship, do not be afraid, Faith, Following Jesus, Listening to God, trust Tagged acts 8, follow Jesus, follow Jesus consistently, obedience to God, philip and the Ethiopian, proverbs 3 5-6, risk take chances, trust God, trust in God, trust in the lord, trusting even when things go wrong, whole life discipleship Leave a comment
The Numerous Health and Safety Breaches in the Crossing of the Jordan River
If the crossing of the Jordan river happened today, perhaps someone would write a letter like this one: Dear Sirs, I am writing to report a serious health and safety breach and I recommend that immediate action is taken against … Continue reading
Do you ever feel like giving up?
Elijah had traveled all day in the desert heat and as evening came he collapsed, exhausted, terrified and broken and he prayed that God would let him die. He poured out his heart to God as he prayed, ‘I have had enough Lord’ he said. ‘Take … Continue reading
Posted in change, do not be afraid, Faith, God loves us, hope, Listening to God, restoration Tagged angel of the lord, be still and know that I am God, brokenness, do not be afraid, elijah, elijah runs away, freedom from fear, God restores, God speaks, healing, pour our your hearts, restoration, still small voice 1 Comment
The not so great escape
A few months ago I came across a lamb while I was out on a walk. As I approached it, it ran towards the nearby fence and squirmed underneath and back into the field with all of the other sheep. This happy little lamb … Continue reading
The one about total loss cover
So, I bought a car and after we had agreed on the price, the salesman tried to sell me (amongst many other things) something called total loss cover. He explained that if the car was ever written off that insurance … Continue reading
The one where I was scared
Okay, so this is a bit of an embarrassing story but I think that it’s worth telling. I was delivering leaflets recently and as I bent down to post one I saw something large (this thing was huge) through the glass and it was … Continue reading
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The parable (and true story) of the toy plane
Once there was a boy who was given a toy plane for Christmas. He was desperate to fly it but he had had to be patient as the plane needed lots and lots of room to fly in. At last, the day came when … Continue reading
The one about the cows who weren’t as scary as they looked
I met some scary looking cows recently. As we walked past their field they all moved toward the fence and these two (who reminded me of a pair of nightclub bouncers) just stared at me. They were fenced in and so they … Continue reading
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