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Scripture: Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:21 NIV Comment: In our early marriage my husband and I found it hard to pray together. We couldn’t seem to settle into a prayer rhythm that worked for us. During those years I mostly prayed alone or with...

Scripture: ‘I hate divorce,’ says the God of Israel…. Malachi 2:16a Comment: The floodwaters rise and things sink – cars, houses. Relationships. We’ve just seen another friend’s marriage disappear down a sinkhole. Anguish on all sides. Blame flying around, not always accepted when it should be. Divorce can be rationalised all you want, but it blows a huge hole in...

Scripture: Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thess 5: 19-22 NASB Comment: Unlike many houses in the UK, ours doesn’t have a name. I think ‘Holdfast’ would be a good one. A sign with that name would remind...

Scripture: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV UK Comment: Recently our family borrowed a river boat and spent a day travelling along a stretch of the Thames. For most of us, six adults and two small children, it was our first experience of navigating through locks. All hands...