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About stayingfaithful

I am looking for anything that relates to life and to a fuller life. I am bored by the normal and the natural and interested in the supernatural. There must be more than this. We were put on this earth for more than a nine to five prison, as someone said a few years ago.

The Mirror and the Light part 3

I am now just into Part 5 of The Mirror and the Light, and I should warn, this contains spoilers.  I have read hundreds of pages since my last review, and at one point I certainly said to myself, ‘If … Continue reading

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The Mirror and the Light part two

I have just reached past the end of Part Two in the novel, up to p.306, so don’t read this is you’re not that far yet! The purpose is to reflect on what I am reading and largely to appreciate … Continue reading

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A Royal Odyssey

A while ago a Bible teacher in our church said, if you want to do some serious study of the Old Testament, take a look at the succession of kings in … A Royal Odyssey

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Trouble with the Hebrew Kings?

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The mirror and the light part one

So I am in the closing years of the imagined Cromwell’s life. What a treat, to be in the hands of Mantel! How many other privileged eyes are lingering over these fantastic pages? Warning, I will post as I read … Continue reading

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CoVid19 and God

I haven’t got any wise words on this subject – I am just muddling along like the rest of us.  There are some things that draw us to prayer, and some things that draw us to the Bible (or to … Continue reading

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Ghost and the Afterlife

I re-watched the 1990 film ‘Ghost’ with my wife around Valentine’s Day, noticing that it was now available on a popular streaming service I subscribe to.   Warning: I am going to give some spoilers in this post, so watch the … Continue reading

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Day 19 of 40 days

So this is NOT the 19th post on this – don’t go hunting for the others!  And this is NOT a 40 day fast.  God hasn’t called me to that yet.  Or if he has, my flesh is resisting too … Continue reading

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Preamble – 40 days

I thought I’d put a few pointers on here, which would be reminders for me, and perhaps help others too, as in our church we enter an exciting season, at the start of the year, where we focus in on … Continue reading

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Why get ordained?

What are the myths about being ordained?  There is some ignorance and fear about ordination, especially in the Free Church movement – it’s a thing of the past, no one needs to be ordained, it’s not necessary.  It’s a method … Continue reading

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