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Why Did You Doubt?

“Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”Elisabeth Elliot Christians are known for being people of faith who have confidence in God. Surely that trust in God is the antithesis of doubt, right? But what if it's God we are doubting? How can He be trusted if X, Y and Z is happening?… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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When envy tries to wear you down

Her name is Envy. You might know her. She whispers in your ear that who you are and what you have is not enough. You need to be like someone else or go for what that other person has because it's what you really want. She seems to crop up online - or that has… Continue reading When envy tries to wear you down

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9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your… Continue reading 9 truths that quiet my soul in quarantine

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I want that.

When have we 'made it'? With career, or kids, or purchase of house? With a one-way ticket around the world? A spouse? With promotion? With awards? With a 'new look'? With friendships? Cars? A published book? As we earn more money and gain status? When the numbers on our social media increase? Then will we… Continue reading I want that.

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Christmas Light

Looking out our kitchen window at night, I look at the house in the next street. They have a small Christmas tree perched on their upstairs windowsill. When it is dark, the lights on that tree shine so beautifully bright against a black backdrop. Seeing this light gives me joy and comfort - it is… Continue reading Christmas Light

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Unshakeable hope in turbulent times

It's been a quiet few weeks which has been welcome. I've rearranged the living room furniture, read a few more books and have been spending time thinking of ideas and direction for my writing. One of the books that I have been working through is '21 Servants of Sovereign Joy' by John Piper. It's a… Continue reading Unshakeable hope in turbulent times

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An interview with Gavin Calver – story, sin and sharing good news

Tell us a little bit about you and how you came to faith! I grew up in a Christian home, did my best to follow the faith but it didn't quite work out that way. When I was 14, I got banned from church for six months and left the church then for quite a… Continue reading An interview with Gavin Calver – story, sin and sharing good news

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When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

Hot cross buns have been toasted and eaten. The church service was amazing - there was a goat and it peed in the aisle (more on the goat later). Across the country, many are celebrating Good Friday. As Christians we remember that Jesus Christ died a horrible death by crucifixion. Doesn't sound good does it?… Continue reading When Good Friday Doesn’t Seem Good

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It’s snow time!

As I type, I watch the beautiful snowflakes fall like icing sugar, dusting the view from the front of the house. Wind catches it, causing it to blow here and there before finally landing on the pure white ground. The car is covered in what looks like rolled icing. I love sugar - can you… Continue reading It’s snow time!

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Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review

The latest book in the 'Questions Christians Ask' book series 'Is Hell For Real? And other questions about judgment, eternity and the God of love' is a topic that I have grappled with time and again. This book - actually any Christian book on the subject of hell - makes for uncomfortable reading. However, as… Continue reading Is Hell For Real? by Erik Raymond – Book Review