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The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! … Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day … The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.  Lamentations 3:22-25 Comment It’s halfway between Christmas and the New Year.  The fridge is crammed with turkey remains, half consumed cheese and the tasty remnants of...

For a child has been born – for us,  the gift of a son – for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.  Isaiah 9: 6-7 Comment To be honest, Joseph & Mary don’t look very...

But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  John 17:13 Comment So what does Joy mean anyway?  In her book Choose Joy because Happiness isn’t Enough, Kay Warren states that ‘Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details...

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11 Comment It’s the season when the word Joy is bandied about everywhere and for some of us it IS a really joyful season … for others of us not so much.  For some of us it’s a...

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good.  At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.  Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.  Galatians 6:9,10 MSG Comment...

If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.  Deuteronomy 24 v 5 Comment This verse is SO encouraging – God is saying ‘Stop, take some time...

‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason aman will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’ Matthew...

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  Psalms 105:4 Comment I don’t know about you but I feel swamped in this busy...

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  John 13.34 Comment On Monday Tom was at a men’s curry night run by guys from the local church. With the help of video clips and personal stories the two speakers described how love involves action… love is a verb,...

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!  2 Corinthians 5:17 Comment As I was considering this eprayer our dog came and put her head on my lap and looked at me and wagged her tail…. aaah. Pepper (the dog) with her trust and devotion often reminds me of...