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The One About Labels
Whilst I was helping to run a prayer space recently I was given these three stickers. It started with someone giving me the one that says Graeme and this was closely followed by my daughter giving me the crazy man … Continue reading
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Advent 14: Did Mary Cry?
Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem but there was no room for them and so they spent the night in the place where the animals were kept. It was into this dirty, smelly, noisy and chaotic environment that the son … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Advent, christmas, Christmas story, Faith Tagged Advent, christmas, Christmas story, coping with criticism, first Christmas, why do people reject God, words hurt 1 Comment
The One About Insecure Wi-fi
I logged into some WI-FI while I was away recently and I got an error message on my laptop saying that the ‘WI-FI was insecure’. My understanding is that my antivirus software was trying to warn me that anything that … Continue reading
Posted in change, depression, doubt, Faith, freedom, God loves us, Life experiences, words hurt Tagged encourage one another, encouragement, finding freedom, foundation in life, free to fail, freedom from fear, freedom from negative thoughts, freedom in christ, God our foundation, insecurity, Jenga, seeing past flaws, seeing past the negative, self worth, wifi, words hurt Leave a comment
Stop calling him Doubting Thomas, God doesn’t like it!
Jesus appeared to his disciples after he had risen from the dead but Thomas wasn’t there. Thomas found it hard to accept that Jesus had risen from the dead until he had seen for himself and as a result many … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, change, Faith, forgiveness, freedom, Life in all it's fullness, Treat one another the way you want to be treated, words hurt Tagged 2 corinthians 5.17, don't label people, doubting thomas, God forgives, God is in the recycling business, God offers a fresh start, God sees the good in us, honest thomas, john 11.16, john 14.5-6, john 20.28, label jars not people, loyal thomas, new creations, thomas let us die with him, thomas the apostle, why is he called doubting thomas, words hurt 3 Comments
The one where Taro and Sarah say something nice
I arrived at our toddler group this morning and was asked by Taro who the difficult person in my Church was. I looked confused (actually most of the time I probably look that way!) and so Sarah said she was … Continue reading
Posted in encouragement, Faith, Life experiences, words hurt Tagged encouragement, Harry Styles, one direction, taming the tongue, words hurt 3 Comments