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He has taken me to the banqueting hall and his banner over me is love.  Song of Songs 2:4 Comment This is my youngest daughter and her husband!Look at the expression on their faces! Joy and anticipation! We celebrate love in the wedding service and at the reception. If there was a banner over the top table it would be...

I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalm 63:6 (NLT) Comment Do you ever lie awake at night? Sometimes we can both find ourselves tossing and turning. Sometimes, it’s just me that is trying desperately to get to sleep and yet my mind is struggling to settle. I try lying in different positions. Again and...

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them...

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 Comment Continuing our theme of the Five Love Languages, this week we’re looking at Gifts. Sometimes this can seem a bit of negative gift as perhaps it makes the person look materialistic but actually it’s SO much more than...

Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG) Comment Most of us fall in love – it’s like falling into a swimming bath’s deep end. One is often in danger of drowning in love at first. Then it’s the norm for most people to find sensitivity...

Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift. Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted. Make a...

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give...

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behaviour from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give...

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.  Matthew 8:1-3 Comment If we’re...

How many ways to say ‘I love you’? Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16.24 Comment In last week’s ePrayer we talked about different ways of expressing our love.  This week we thought we’d look at speaking out our love. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s love poem is one of the most...