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Scripture: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you.’ Matthew 26:26-27 NKJV Comment: Grain must be ground, baked into bread and then...

Scripture: ‘Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.’ Rev 3:20 MSG Comment: How seldom it happens these days – the good old-fashioned family meal, sitting down together once a day over food, all phones silenced. It may...

Scripture: Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbour; despise the despicable. Psalm 15:2-4 MSG Comment: It’s so easy. And almost fun. ‘Why didn’t you…?’ ‘If only you had….’ ‘Who left the milk sitting out?…’ Once we start firing blame-bullets at each other, someone’s going to get hurt. Sometimes it feels like we’re...

Scripture: Rejoice always.  Pray continually.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 NIVUK Comment: Being prayerful doesn’t mean always being serious or intense. My Mum and Dad often larked about and we children enjoyed it hugely. I suspect it did them good to forget for a moment all the serious concerns of family, work and church. Our lives need balance – if we enjoy...

Scripture: I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.  John 15 v 1-2 Comment: Today we took down a large beech tree in our garden. We planted it 20 years ago...

Scripture: The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.  Psalm 23. Comment: My son’s family is moving house. It’s been quite stressful – the mortgage provider nearly pulled out, there were safety issues to deal with as they have young children- arrangements for schools and all sorts of logistical nightmares with packing up and storage – most...

Scripture: Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’ Hosea 10 v 12 Comment: Weather is a big deal for gardeners – spring can be too cold –...

Scripture: Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for permission to take down Jesus’ body. When Pilate gave permission, Joseph came and took the body away.  With him came Nicodemus, the man who had come to Jesus at night. He brought about seventy-five pounds of perfumed ointment made from myrrh and aloes. Following Jewish burial custom, they wrapped Jesus’ body with the...

Scripture: I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.   Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the...

Scripture: Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plough up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12 Comment: Spring is for sowing into prepared ground. If the ground is cold seeds won’t germinate; if...