Category: Encouragement

The Covid Flux

6/8/2020
The Covid Flux

As this week ends I am reminded of the good Lord’s eternal faithfulness and righteousness. He is seated upon a throne supported by the legs of righteousness and justice.

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The Lake of Forgetfulness

11/6/2020
The Lake of Forgetfulness

The loving and merciful God, abundant in grace, has one trait the wise will follow - FORGETFULNESS! I imagine an endless lake. It is signposted The Lake of Forgetfulness.

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Just As I Am!#

9/5/2020
Just As I Am!#

September 22, 1871 witnessed an elderly British lady, 82 years young, ushered into her heavenly reward.

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Adoption VS Slavery - 18 Differences

2/4/2020
Adoption VS Slavery - 18 Differences

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15)Each...

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Named by Jesus!

4/2/2020
Named by Jesus!

Any Christian disciple carries Jesus' name. This is observed far more in the heavenlies than it is upon earth.

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My Image Carries My Beauty!

5/7/2019
My Image Carries My Beauty!

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1) A gardener's eyes and thoughts wandered past his freshly trimmed hedge.

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Surrounded by Songs of Deliverance

30/6/2019
Surrounded by Songs of Deliverance

Mindful of his utter dependence upon the good Lord, King David gazes with faith illumined confidence to his innermost place, he records three truths: You are my hiding place; you will...

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Instinctive Faith

30/6/2019
Instinctive Faith

Where reason cannot wade, there faith may swim. ~ Thomas Watson Sudden storms demand that consuming enemy of faith - fear.

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The Authentic Shepherd

28/6/2019
The Authentic Shepherd

Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.

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To Brighten Your Days

13/6/2019
To Brighten Your Days

The Bible's intent is to explain righteous living. Its desire is to build mankind up, breathing pure oxygen into his soul.

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The Music of Emmaus

25/4/2019
The Music of Emmaus

It was Easter day. As two disciples walked to Emmaus from Jerusalem, their hearts burned within them, for Jesus too shared their journey.

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No Replacing True Friends#

16/8/2018
No Replacing True Friends#

Hard times will always reveal true friends. ~ anon In 1977, a group of teenagers gathered to form a band. Their names were Rick, Pete, Tony and Joe.

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INADEQUATE

8/7/2018
INADEQUATE

It is our darkness that frightens us most. This is a mental testing. Too many reminders flood the soul with inadequacy, that sense of self-worthlessness and deficiency.

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Waited Long?

27/6/2018
Waited Long?

Long have I wandered in God's word. His trails and tracks with its vistas and views always reach into my soul. Often my wandering opens my wondering.

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Let Me feel Hope - Please?

19/4/2018
Let Me feel Hope - Please?

Too many, too long have lived at hell's doors. Visiting the vestibule of hell is surely a metaphor to living without hope. For, hell holds no hope.

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There Is No Easy Space

13/1/2017
There Is No Easy Space

No easy space exists for those who would bear Christ's cross, surrender their will and audit their life in obedience to Him who was faithful unto death.

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That Day to Trust

30/11/2016
That Day to Trust

When the day breaks as bleak as the night was lonely. . . When rest flees and health holds its hand. . .

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The Pot that Wept#

30/8/2016
The Pot that Wept#

This anonymous tale of two clay pots has raised hearts and bandaged wounds for countless generations in various forms - for: it is from poverty of spirit that the kingdom of...

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The Hose of Desire

27/7/2016
The Hose of Desire

Ambition and righteousness are not bed partners.   Confession time. . . I find it far too easy to pursue godliness ambitiously, for personal gain.

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5 Verses to Agree With

11/7/2016
5 Verses to Agree With

The Book of Psalms has always held a purple place in first Jews' and then Christians' hearts. The Psalms carry many of the most popular Bible verses.

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The Impossibility of Scripting Life

28/6/2016
The Impossibility of Scripting Life

Boxing imitates life (or death). That great scholar Iron Mike Tyson completely and unwittingly summarised death's experience well when he reflected: everybody got plans until they get hit.

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But God is a good Father too...#

21/1/2016
But God is a good Father too...#

Maybe our Heavenly Father has been misrepresented to you? Is your soul tauntedd by a picture of a parent waiving a finger at a departing child? The parent leaves God in...

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Preventing Life's Saddle-Sores

25/8/2015
Preventing Life's Saddle-Sores

For the saddle-sore, those who are too well chafed by life: Satan wants you to: canvas your life in a pained recall and witness any persistent darkness, that you then curl your...

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3 Rear Vision Lessons

29/1/2015
3 Rear Vision Lessons

Life has been (is?) carnage! You've been (are?) cannoned like a billiard ball and careened against hardened cushions by a blunt instrument others keep belting you with.

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The Anticlimax Ache

13/8/2014
The Anticlimax Ache

Soul Snack 154/14 . . . Anticipation lies! Two decades ago a brisk wind whistled around my helmet as I twisted the throttle of my new bike.

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Signed by God

16/11/2011

Soul Snack 200/11 . . . Signed by God Father, most of the time I don't consider myself much of a prize.

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Heaven's honey

4/10/2010

Soul Snack 169/10 . . . Heaven's honey God's love for you and His choice of you constitute your worth.

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Hard to believe?

11/6/2009

Soul Snack 9/91 . . . Hard to believe? My delightful nineteen year old princess bought a new skirt most recently.

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Clouds to the Cosmos

18/5/2009

Soul Snack - S1 . . . Clouds to the Cosmos Convincing and sufficient proof were found in forty days of witness and fellowship.

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Belonging

3/10/2008

Soul Snack 8/170 . . . Belonging Community is usually at the heart of a healthy heart.

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'I'm framed!'

5/8/2008

Soul Snack S11. . . 'I'm framed!' A verdant sloping pasture-land gracefully fell into a luscious “V” of a small valley.

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Life's Links

16/5/2008

Soul Snack 8/73 . . . Life's Links! Canvassing the globe, every second of every day is the opportunity for good or evil.

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Opening Heaven

2/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/42 . . . Opening Heaven This God has deliberately and generously presented Himself to Israel. This is unique and unheard of in the Ancient Near East.

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Delighting God

3/3/2008

Soul Snack 8/22 . . . Delighting God Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule. . .

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Marriage Mayhem

16/4/2007

Soul Snack 86 . . . Marriage Mayhem 'The master of the banquet had tasted the water that had turned into wine. . .

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The WOW factor!

4/4/2004

SOUL SNACK S16/12 … The WOW factor! To the refuse, the rejected, the rotten and the forgotten of this world . . .

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