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Bold and Shameless

I wanted to break a long silence on this blog, to start to bring some posts about prayer.  While God has been doing a lot of things with me lately, the main one is to challenge my prayer life.  I … Continue reading

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The evening sacrifice

It’s when it comes to the evening that we feel the need to start casting ourselves on God.  Why is this?  Perhaps because we realise that elements of the day have been lost and wasted.  We see that we have … Continue reading

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Growing in my Heart

A prayer to declare for a Sunday (or any other day).  Speak it slowly, meaningfully, with the breath that God has given you – feel his ruach on you as you pray it: Love is in my heart, and is … Continue reading

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Time to Change

    This post is a reblog from one of the earliest posts on here – back in July 2011.   I had spent some time jotting down things that I wanted to do for the church over the next … Continue reading

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Ready to go

Why is it that for days, months, even years I might have shifted pieces of paper around, thinking ‘I need to keep hold of that’, and then suddenly I have the gumption and resolve to just chuck them?  I have … Continue reading

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Humility and how I learnt it

Paul says that strength is made perfect in weakness.  How can that be?  We realise we are weak, and then we call on God and find our strength in Him. Every time I hit on a new awareness of my … Continue reading

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Running when it’s hard – Day 12

Why does everything always seem so hard?  And the little breaks and holidays we take from our normal routine leaves us behind; scrabbling for our foot and handholds, clawing our way back to where we were before we stopped. Anxiety … Continue reading

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Face

We want to see His face.  We want to know the expression playing around his mouth, the look in his eyes.  We want to know if He is tired with us, or if He is grieved for us.  When a … Continue reading

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When is it time to give up looking?

Last night it was a dark and rainy cycle home. Of course my back light sprung off and came apart in the gutter.  I was not too irritated as I had a good day at work. I found the batteries … Continue reading

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Piercings of a sword

Here’s a verse in Proverbs about the tongue that I hadn’t noticed before: ‘There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health’.  Prov 12:18.  This is not a million miles … Continue reading

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