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‘I always thank God when I pray for you!’ Philemon 4 Comment Being grateful for, and to, one another is so very important in marriage. Most of us feel taken for granted from time to time; whether it is for the financial provision and security we provide, emotional support or the never ending round of preparing meals and caring for...

‘That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.’ Genesis 2:24-25 Comment A couple we know were having an issue and it was becoming a problem, it was threatening their relationship. God loves unity, particularly in...

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am...

A band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” … …The star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies....

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 Comment Have you seen a new born baby recently? Take a moment to capture the amazing miracle of those perfectly formed hands and feet that...

1 Corinthians 13 – a Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do...

We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Comment The other day I saw a picture that made me think about God as our source of love in a new way.  It was one of those towers made up of glasses stacked on top of one another and champagne was being poured into the top one, overflowing from...

Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. Then Joseph could no longer...

How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3: 1a Comment This eprayer is going out on Monday; it should have gone out last Friday. I messed up. I was too busy, too distracted, too… And now I’m mad at...

In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.  1 Corinthians 11:11 Comment People talk a lot these days about life being a journey and of course this is true for marriage. When I look back over the years I realise that for the first seven years it was more like we were...