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Scripture: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Comment: One of the main news stories in the UK today is of issues with the baggage handlers at one of our major airports. Travellers are being advised to pack essential items in their hand luggage in case their main luggage is delayed. This got us thinking...

Scripture: ‘I hate divorce,’ says the God of Israel…. Malachi 2:16a Comment: The floodwaters rise and things sink – cars, houses. Relationships. We’ve just seen another friend’s marriage disappear down a sinkhole. Anguish on all sides. Blame flying around, not always accepted when it should be. Divorce can be rationalised all you want, but it blows a huge hole in...

Scripture: You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvellous. Of this I have no doubt. Psalm 139.13-14 (CEV) Comment: Reports state that crime levels are falling at the moment and one of the reasons could be due to the...

Scripture: Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength….Repeat [these commands] again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed...

Scripture: Rejoice always.  Pray continually.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 NIVUK Comment: Being prayerful doesn’t mean always being serious or intense. My Mum and Dad often larked about and we children enjoyed it hugely. I suspect it did them good to forget for a moment all the serious concerns of family, work and church. Our lives need balance – if we enjoy...

Scripture: The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need.  Psalm 23. Comment: My son’s family is moving house. It’s been quite stressful – the mortgage provider nearly pulled out, there were safety issues to deal with as they have young children- arrangements for schools and all sorts of logistical nightmares with packing up and storage – most...

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...

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,...

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...