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One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.  When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles. Luke 6 v 12-13 Comment At the end of our holiday – usually in September when we close our caravan for winter,...

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under Heaven.… people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour for these are the gifts of God. Ecclesiastes 3:1&11 Comment Last year we bought a two man canoe and took up canoeing on holiday, nothing strenuous you understand, we are nearly 60 after all, but...

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Matthew 11:25 Comment Sometimes we can take ourselves a little bit too seriously! Children need laughter and joy and so do we. Laughing at ourselves can be a good...

Let’s get away from the crowds for a while and rest. Mark 6:21 Comment We tend to plan our holidays in the winter looking forward to sunny days in lovely surroundings or exciting journeys and adventures. We need a change from the humdrum of our lives. Jesus sees how important this is for his disciples too. But the focus is...

…and you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall! …But for you who revere my name. The Son of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings… He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers…..Malachi 4:2 & 6 NIV Comment Having 5 children, I...

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times”.  Matthew 18:21-22 Comment It’s Marriage Week and our partner Time for Marriage has been given the theme of Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is something that...

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbouras yourself. All the  Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’ Matthew 22:36-40 Comment There seems to be so stressful news at the moment...

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and prayers shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life. Philippians 4:6-7 MSG Comment In...

Scripture: I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy....

Scripture: O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 (NLT) Comment: How do you feel about what’s in the news these days? I have to admit to feeling downright depressed when I hear...