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The strong-willed child in all of us

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss Have you ever met a strong-willed child? They are determined to do something regardless of what others say. It seems nothing can stop them. I see it in my young children as they stretch boundaries or try something new. Parents have to tread carefully and assess each situation. Is this a teaching opportunity? Actions… Continue reading The strong-willed child in all of us

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What are you looking at this Christmas?

It's a week to go until Christmas Day. In the build up to Christmas, our attention seems to be here, there and everywhere. Everyone may celebrate differently, and for some, they may not celebrate at all. Regardless of what Christmas Day means to you, I can guarantee you'll be drawn in. The question is: what… Continue reading What are you looking at this Christmas?

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Why I Have (sort of) Ditched My Social Media Bio

Do you pay much attention to the bio of a social media profile? For anyone reading who has no clue what a social media bio is, it's a small biography of who you are, what you're about and why people should care about what you have to say. It's a snapshot of who you are… Continue reading Why I Have (sort of) Ditched My Social Media Bio

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What does time with God look like?

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss What does time with God look like? How can we know Him? Over the years, I have been the queen of excuses regarding the time I intentionally spend with God. I've said 'life is busy, I don't understand what I'm reading in the Bible, I'm too tired, I'm distracted' and so on. However, I… Continue reading What does time with God look like?

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Why Did You Doubt?

https://anchor.fm/s/81cd0484/podcast/rss “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… Continue reading Why Did You Doubt?

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Unlocking the truth in lockdown

It's almost June and it's week I-don't-know-what of the lockdown measures because of COVID-19. This has been a season of struggle and suffering for many. The 'norm' has been changed to a new normal. It's been months since we've been able to hug someone outside of our home. We have to give those we pass… Continue reading Unlocking the truth in lockdown

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Follow Jesus, not me

To follow Jesus today, do we need a following ourselves? There are many Christians who have hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of followers on social media and they have the potential to reach many with the gospel. Even with a handful of blog or social media followers, are we making the most of the… Continue reading Follow Jesus, not me

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Billy Graham and Bunsen burners

It's been one year ago today since Billy Graham went to be with Jesus. I remember the day well - the sense of loss, the impact that it had on the church and the world, and the countless stories of how his ministry reached millions. I wanted to write something that day, but I was… Continue reading Billy Graham and Bunsen burners

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Superhero or Saviour?

Yesterday, I accidentally coordinated my son's clothes into the colours of Superman. Red trousers and a blue top with the Superman 'S' on the front. All he was missing was the cape. It was pretty amusing that he was dressed up like this on the way to see the nurse. He had a minor allergic… Continue reading Superhero or Saviour?

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Ropes, rocks and resurrection

Have you ever participated in a tug of war? I think the closest I have come to a tug of war is pulling a Christmas cracker in the hope that I will get the joke, the gift inside and the bigger bit of cracker. A full on tug of war is a 'sport that directly… Continue reading Ropes, rocks and resurrection