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Scripture Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I...

Translating When2Pray for Pakistan and Uganda Our sister organisation Time for Marriage works closely with couples in Pakistan and Uganda amongst other countries, bringing the much needed message of God’s plan for marriage to communities where cultures bring huge barriers to married life. Blessing couples internationally In these cultures intimacy is often a taboo subject and we know that praying...

Scripture Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 Comment Prince George was christened this week. Regardless of our denomination and views on infant baptism it provides an opportunity to think about children. I’m sensitive to the fact that whether we can have them or...

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,...

As you know When2Pray is run by two organisations – FamilyLife and Time for Marriage. Both are passionate about couples taking time out to invest in their marriages. They encourage couples by running day courses and weekends. How’s your marriage doing? You’re already investing well by praying together but how about taking a day or a weekend together to dig...

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...

Scripture Psalm 107 v 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story….. V4-9 Some wandered in desert wastelands finding no way to a place where they could settle They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away… He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things…. Comment Every Christian has been redeemed from the power...

Scripture Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward...

Scripture The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 Comment There’s ablaze of sunshine this morning and it seems that suddenly everyone is happy!  A feeling of holidays descends, people talk of bbqs & socialising and there’s an energy that was missing in the so far cold damp summer. God wants to shine...

Scripture He who listens to a life giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.  Proverbs 15:31 Comment Recently as we have all had to move from analog to digital reception for our televisions we have needed to re-tune our TV receiver, some of us more than once!! If we hadn’t bothered soon our screen would have gone blank....