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Scripture “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2. Comment Our marriage is 29 years old and is...

Scripture: Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will. Psalm 37:4-5 (TLB) Comment: This last couple of weeks in the UK the temperature has dropped considerably, the sun is already setting earlier, exam results are out and there...

Scripture: ‘Pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you’. Matthew 5:44 NKJV Comment: These days generally we don’t tend to think of ourselves as having enemies but if we’re really honest we nearly all have the odd person who we don’t get on with or who just rub us up the wrong way. Dare we say it we...

Scripture: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 Comment: This week we celebrated the life of my Grandmother who died within a month of...

Scripture: When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.’ John 6:12 NIV Comment: The thousands had eaten until they could eat no more – what to do with the rest? ‘Hey guys, anyone got an empty basket?’ Maybe empty containers were handed over by...

Scripture: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Comment: One of the main news stories in the UK today is of issues with the baggage handlers at one of our major airports. Travellers are being advised to pack essential items in their hand luggage in case their main luggage is delayed. This got us thinking...

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...