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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 v 12  Comment It’s spring. I have sprouting seed potatoes on my window sills! My husband is...

Scripture: From him the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.  Ephesians 4: 16 Comment: I’ve just discovered that a long-standing friend of mine is experiencing great mental anguish and depression. Right now she even doubts her salvation. “Looking at the Bible we see...

Scripture: …the lips of the wise protect them. Proverbs 14:3b Comment: In marriage the mouth matters! Sharp retorts or disrespectful words we all know can cause damage. But believing and holding fast to the belief that our husband/wife has goodwill towards us, even when we smart from something we think they’ve said, keeps everything calm and helps us to be...

Scripture:  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 Comment: This week has heralded the start of lent and lots of talk about people giving up things. In the midst of this a blog from Pastor...

Scripture:  I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your cup of joy will overflow!  John 15:11 Comment: God wants us to have joy. After a difficult winter, weather wise, we’re delighted to see the evenings becoming lighter, crocuses peaking out and the frogs are getting rather busy in our pond (!). All...

Scripture Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13:13. Comment A journalist who described herself as a ‘fully paid-up feminist’ recently wrote … ”A few days ago, I ironed all my husband’s shirts in a marathon session, just for the palpable frisson of knowing how happy it would make him not...

Scripture:  Love does not give up. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not put itself up as being important. Love has no pride. Love does not do the wrong thing. Love never thinks of itself. Love does not get angry. Love does not remember the suffering that comes from being hurt by someone. Love is not happy...

Scripture Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Comment We often think about the need for forgiveness when there’s been a significant conflict and of course it’s vital to forgive in those circumstances so we can reconnect and restore closeness. However, I’ve found that it’s also important to forgive for all those...

Scripture As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 Comment Today is the fourth of a series of five prayers leading up to Marriage Week. I love the fact that my husband is such friendly, spontaneous person. It drives me mad though that he is so ‘last-minute’ whereas I like to plan. He is also a very...

Scripture May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. Proverbs 5: 18-19 Comment Today is the third of a series of five prayers leading up to Marriage Week. I don’t know about...