• 10 Opinions - 1 is Best#

    13 August, 2018

    The heart cries for intimate belonging (Brennan Manning). From this cry within we each may examine others responses to us in the search for acceptance. The desire for belonging is as old as God is Himself. A wit once noted: What other people think of me is none of my business. (Anon.) Yet, still…...[read more]

  • To Those Blown Over

    18 July, 2018

    You've tumbled and been tripped, an ax has come against your trunk and gales have blown you over... It was a long time ago when you fell down, when even your brothers despised you... but you kept your heart shielded in obedience. 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart,…...[read more]

  • Need A Top-Up?#

    12 July, 2018

    Sometimes we can give so much of ourselves we need a top-up. Recently I felt in desperate need of a break, that thirst to be somewhere different, and only in God's presence. I longed for His refreshment to flow over me, the settling of His whelming love to just let my mind rest. I prayed for a…...[read more]

  • Patient in Pain

    16 May, 2018

    The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah was rarely a happy camper. The good Lord had set him apart before he was formed in the womb to become a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5). His task was to call a recalcitrant and proud Israel who had forsaken their rescuing God, and engaged in false worship…...[read more]

  • Prior Blessings & Precious Promises

    15 May, 2018

    Memory is a powerful spiritual tool. Both sadly and foolishly the Israelites only saw pain after their deliverance from Egypt through the Red Sea. (See full story in Exodus 13:17-14:31) They forgot their past heartache and their miraculous salvation as they cast eyes down to the sands of Sinai, and…...[read more]

  • The Purposes of God's Promises

    14 May, 2018

    A judgement described as burning coals falls upon those who belong to the Lord, yet conform to the ways of the nations. (See Ezekiel 10:2) The purpose of God's promises to His people is that they share in His nature (tasting heaven upon earth, holiness), and so escape the corruptions in this…...[read more]

  • 9 Precious Promises

    13 May, 2018

    Chaotic change swirls around, then charges into all lives. Deep waters cry out in the long, dark and cold nights for mercy. The turbulence within claims undue attention, it refuses to be jettisoned. Such times are the best blessed opportunities to lean alone on God's words, to yet again climb…...[read more]

  • The Non - Judgement of Jesus

    8 May, 2018

    She cowered. Stones were lifted for flight. Adultery meant death. Jesus stood to the side and watched. The crowd bleated and spat venom. Then He stooped to scratch in ancient dust. She had been caught in adultery. But, Jesus was intent on blessing not blaming, caring not condemning. He did not…...[read more]

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