Christian Living 

Devotional: Your children are a blessing

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” Matthew 19:14 Our children are a blessing from God, even on days when it may not feel like it – like the day I found my two little ones hiding under the sofa with a box of icing sugar and a teaspoon each. But with blessings come responsibilities. As mothers, it is our responsibility to share our faith with our children so that they…

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Articles 

Another great book link list

I seem to have over the past few weeks collected a sizeable collection of links to the writing, reading, owning and consuming of books. It seems of the linking to reading there is no end (well, after 13 of them in this post there is) and as yesterday was World Book Day, I thought I’d share these. Why I Love to Read: “Our worldviews permeate our writing, and if all we soak in is popular culture, a few hours a week at church won’t be sufficient to give us depth…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: You need your church

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another… Hebrews 10:23–25 At times, for all kinds of different reasons, church can feel like hard work. But Paul encourages us not to stop meeting together. We need each other. Our enemy is likened to a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). My son is…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: It is finished

When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high… Hebrews 1:3 …fixing our eyes on Jesus… who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Once I’ve got the children in bed, I don’t like to stop and sit down until I know I’ve got all the jobs done and am ready for the next day. If I stop and sit…

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Christian Living 

Devotional: Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me and it is a safeguard for you. Philippians 3:1 If you’re rejoicing, you can’t be complaining, it’s almost impossible to do both. You can see it in little children. They might get grumpy over something and begin to whine, but if you can coax a smile, or a giggle, or even a laugh out of them, then the grump is…

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Church 

A church empowered by the Spirit

At Grace Church we’re in a series looking at our convictions & aspirations when it comes to church & discipleship. It is about saying what we believe to be true and at the same time what we wish to be true for us (but may not always be the case). a church with the Gospel in the centre a people changed by grace This third session looked at what we mean to be a church empowered by the Spirit. All Christians, in some sense, are Spirit-filled people. No one is a Christian…

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Links 

The Curiosity Index (06.04.2017)

Tomorrow we’re off to South Carolina so expect intermittent service of the Index next week. Get More Done By Working Less This, describes me, far too often: “While we work 8 or more hours a day, most of that is just busywork.” Why I’m an abortion doctor in the deep South I don’t agree with Dr Willie Parker on his position or as a Christian his reasoning, but this is a powerful piece of writing and those of us who object to abortion would do well to read and consider…

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Articles 

Jesus the exorcist

Not far from my house is a field. One early summer as I was riding past it on a Sunday morning I noticed that the field had marquees up and thousands of Ethiopians had descended on the field. Curiosity got the better of me and I stopped to ask one of the stewards what was going on. A priest had been brought over from Ethiopia and was going to perform some exorcisms. That the exorcisms were on full public display took me rather by surprise. Despite extensive travel, I’d never really…

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