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Scripture But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and...

Scripture You know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’. John 14.4-6. Comment Thomas wanted to know the...

Scripture “A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11 NIV) Comment When some people compliment me I often ignore it. I think – ‘well they would say that’. However when a closer friend says the same I might pay more attention. When my partner eyeballs me and affirms and encourages me it goes...

Scripture All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Tim 3.16 Comment The cartoons come from a recent Care for the Family article on the subject of boundaries. It was in the context of parenting and very helpful, and it got me thinking about boundaries in our relationship. Every now and then,...

Scripture 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6.) Comment I went out with some friends...

Scripture “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Comment Whether you have children or not there’s a often a feeling of change at the beginning of September. For those who have children, it’s settling back...

Scripture   It was God who sent me ahead of you to preserve your lives.  Genesis 45:5 Joseph’s story – Genesis 37–50 (New Living Translation) Comment Do you know the Joseph story? It’s a fantastic story full of reversals. God prepared Joseph to redeem his family from famine- not just his family but the whole region. But there was huge...

Scripture Hope deferred makes the heart sick.  Proverbs 13:12 “This hope will not disappoint us for we know how deeply God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His Love”  Romans 5:3-5 Comment I seem to meet so many people who have given up on God or each other because of disappointment....

Scripture  Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters……. In their peril their courage melted away …. They were at their wits end. He stilled the storm to a whisper They were glad when it grew calm and He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for...

Scripture Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners in iron chains…….He (God) breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. Psalm 107:10-16 Comment Here the reason for the deep depression seems to be rebellion and disobedience. That is not always the case; but certainly it is true that sometimes poor decisions and wrong actions result in great...