Crooked pencils

God has always used flawed people. This is primarily so that God gets the glory when miracles happen through ordinary individuals. We are often tempted to think that God prefers to use the good-looking, charismatic, “I’ve got it all together” ones to do his best work. Jesus Himself proved that this was never going to…

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An Oxgoad

Been thoroughly enjoying teaching recently on the Book of Judges. I know some folk tend to avoid most of it – well, a lot of the Old Testament really – because it is “too gory”. Well, it is, in part, but actually for a good reason. God wanted to have an incredible relationship with His…

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Rejection

The crowd are expectant. The young cast have managed to get through their lines, all the angels still have haloes, albeit a little wonky, and the little donkey has stolen the show. As the proud parent of the innkeeper, you have rehearsed with your darling the five immortal words “No Room at the Inn”. You…

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Just One Thing…

Just got back from teaching all weekend to a fantastic church group from Birmingham in the heart of the Mid-Wales Countryside. We were working together to try to focus on God speaking “Just One Thing” to each of us. I strongly believe that Satan loves to condemn us, by making us over-aware of our faults…

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God on the Embankment

At our Home Group last night, we were looking at the first few verses of John 1. We had an interesting discussion about the Eternal quality of God – that He has no end and no beginning. My husband made a great comment; he said he had recently read it describes thus: that we live…

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23 Years

  A very personal blog today. Tomorrow marks 23 years since my beloved father died, far too young, at the age of 59. He was, quite simply, an extraordinary man.  In March of 1994, he found a small lump in his neck. By the time he had been given scans and tests, we discovered that…

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