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We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Comment The other day I saw a picture that made me think about God as our source of love in a new way.  It was one of those towers made up of glasses stacked on top of one another and champagne was being poured into the top one, overflowing from...

Now Joseph was the governor of the land, the person who sold grain to all its people. So when Joseph’s brothers arrived, they bowed down to him with their faces to the ground. As soon as Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he pretended to be a stranger and spoke harshly to them. Then Joseph could no longer...

How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3: 1a Comment This eprayer is going out on Monday; it should have gone out last Friday. I messed up. I was too busy, too distracted, too… And now I’m mad at...

In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.  1 Corinthians 11:11 Comment People talk a lot these days about life being a journey and of course this is true for marriage. When I look back over the years I realise that for the first seven years it was more like we were...

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.  Hebrews 13:16 Comment With Remembrance Sunday falling this weekend it’s a good time to think back and remind ourselves and give thanks for what people have done in the past to protect our freedom. Lives have been put on the line,...

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him....

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it...

But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood – idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! Revelation 9:20 NLT Comment A report a few years ago by UNICEF concluded that...

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.  Proverbs 15:1 Comment How would you rate your communication? Excellent/Poor/Could do better? One thing we are not good at is passing on messages to each other.  Last night I forgot to tell my husband to pick up our daughter 15 minutes earlier than usual.  She wasn’t very happy and...

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am...