Category Archives: God loves us

People are more Important than Projects

People really are more important that Projects but is that the reality in church life? Does the church that you are part of view people primarily as a resource for fueling their projects or as children of God who are … Continue reading

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I’m So Proud

Tonight I am going to watch my son perform in the final of local Band Wars competition and I couldn’t be prouder. My son and his friends made it through the heats and because of their excellent performances and they … Continue reading

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King For A Day?

On Father’s day my family presented me with this mug which on one side says: ‘TO THE BEST DAD EVER HAPPY FATHERS DAY’ On the other side it says ‘KING FOR A DAY’ I was drinking out of this very … Continue reading

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Looking through the lens of life or the lens of God?

Often we look at God through the lens of life. How different would things be if we looked at life through the lens of God? Our circumstances and how we are feeling can make a difference to how we view … Continue reading

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The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Several times in these past few days I have been reminded of how painful that life can be as I have heard about and seen the struggles faced by others. As I was praying about this I was reminded of … Continue reading

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What do you want to do with the Prodigal Son?

The voice on the other end of the phone said ‘What do you want to do with the Prodigal Son?’ There was a short pause and then encouragingly they said ‘Save’. This happened a while ago when I was preaching at … Continue reading

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Lent Reflection 1: Do you know who you are?

When Jesus was in the wilderness, two of his temptations began with these words: If you are the son of God, then… It’s strange isn’t it! You would have thought that being told to turn stones into bread when you … Continue reading

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The One About the Profound Irony

As I shared communion tonight, I looked up and saw these words on the screen: survive & thrive The words immediately felt ironic and inappropriate because we were focusing on the death of Jesus on the cross. After all: Jesus … Continue reading

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The One About True Love

I recently came across the picture ‘Love that Lifts a Child’ by Kristi Valiant which is I think is a beautiful image and illustration of true love. The picture is inspired by the story of the Prodigal son in which a son asked for … Continue reading

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Time for a Clear Out?

In the not too distant future we are going to have our garage converted into a bedroom and an office. The church only decided on Sunday to do the work and already Tracey has spent a whole day beginning to tidy the garage … Continue reading

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