Monthly Archives: October 2013

Giving Graciously: Read, Mark and Inwardly Digest (Bible Sunday)

This week I was delighted to open my Bible and find the words from Nehemiah staring out at me: ‘Go and enjoy choice foods and sweet drinks’.  I felt that these words were particularly pertinent with our half term break … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Mary – the new mum

It is Mary’s time to give birth to her son. (Read about it here) The gospel account is quite neutral in many ways, nothing outstanding. Mary gives birth – her firstborn – wraps him in cloths as was the custom … Continue reading

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Sabbath rest or slacking off?

I wake up on Saturday, heart pounding, and leap to my feet, my mind racing with everything I have to do… And then it stops, like a car screeching to a halt. For a moment I an’t move. Then, hesitantly, … Continue reading

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Giving Graciously: An Apple for the teacher?

I love Paul’s letters to Timothy. Paul obviously cares a lot about the young man, and wants him to be able to fulfil the great potential he can see in him.   For anyone to be able to fulfil their … Continue reading

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Giving Graciously: Harvest Festival

Did you hear the story about the man who hosted a picnic for thousands of people from just one packed lunch? And then walked on water? This was no stunt man, no magician, no David Blane type character. This was … Continue reading

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Giving Graciously: Prayerfully, passionately

In today’s passage Jesus heals 10 lepers.   The 10th Leper was a despised Samaritan, there was no urgency for him to run away to prove himself, and so he returns, lingers in the presence of the one who has brought … Continue reading

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The weight of sin

There is a woman wearing my clothes and my skin and my smell but it isn’t me. Sin is like ink, it bleeds into a person, coloring, making you someone other than you used to be. And it’s indelible. Try … Continue reading

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