We are an unstoppable army We might not look much like it but we are a mighty army. A mighty and victorious army. What is our secret? From the biggest and toughest to the smallest and poorest in spirit, we know we are too weak and small to do it on... read more
quot;Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.quot; Hebrews 102425,... read more
Johnny Cash has a song with a title that gives me the shivers the Old Testament shivers I would call them, because they are the same shivers I get while reading how the Israelites were punished for their unfaithfulness. 39;God39;s gonna cut you... read more
Recently, I heard the story of a man whose life, destroyed by addiction for many years, was transformed when he came to Christ. When he confessed Jesus as his Lord and Saviour, he truly was made into a new creation! Unrecognisable, amazing, shining... read more
quot;I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother my soul is even as a weaned child.quot; Psalm 1312, KJV For as long as a mother breastfeeds her baby, she will likely notice her child is never quiet in her arms for... read more
I can sit on my ponytail. Usually this is accidental. Other times, I zip it in my jeans or the kids walk on it when we39;re playing on the floor. It gets dipped in the dishwater, the baby39;s bathwater and occasionally my daughter39;s pot of... read more
My grandfather, renowned as he was for his fixit skills, once had a herd of men brought to him to learn about repairing farm machinery. They came along excitedly, more because they would enjoy talking around the country about the experience... read more
Before my first son was born, my mother stood up on New Year39;s Eve and assuredly announced that he would be born on St Patrick39;s Day. I pulled a big mortified face, and told her she had the date completely wrong, by a minimum of two weeks. She... read more
While World War II was raging, something else was going on in the background. My grandfather was growing up. As a young boy, he missed out on some of the things we took for granted as children, and vice versa. It was normal, then, that at times he... read more
quot;The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat... quot; These words of Scripture constituted my grandmother39;s most frequent rebuttal to any statement of selfdefence uttered by a child and beginning with the interjection, quot;But he quot;... read more
The book of Malachi can make for scary reading. If we look for example at Chapter 4, almost every verse contain chilling words of warning about the punishment awaiting the arrogant, the evil, and the wicked. We are told that proud evildoers will be... read more
Two men in a little village were having a dispute they simply could not resolve between themselves. So each in turn went to see the local wise man. The first man sat down with a sigh and told his story. When he had finished, the wise man nodded... read more
The film La vita 168; bella had almost slipped my mind until a friend of ours was recounting her car accident. The car was pretty mangled, but the second she saw her little girl was unhurt, she turned to her, laughing and clapping her hands, turning... read more
When I was expecting my third child, I used to cry every day. quot;What have I done to deserve this? What is happening to me? Have I just become lazy? Am I evil? Will I stay like this forever?quot; I was suffering with SPD, a painful... read more
We are rapidly approaching Hallowe39;en, that special time of year when some Christians decide to be evil for the night. I39;m not talking about watching horror movies or telling ghost stories. I39;m talking about Christians who sit in their... read more
While at secondary school, two of my brothers played in the brass band. The elder was not much of a musician; the younger was still is quite talented, though now plays guitar. It was decided that Brother 1, blessed as he was with the artistic... read more
quot;And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, 147;It is written, 39;My house shall be called a... read more
This is a little story which did the rounds a while back. My mother shared it with me while I was still at school ... so it must be old! quot;A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks... read more
I used to find I dealt with a lot of difficult people. People were snarky and rude; people were impatient; people were grumpy and ungrateful and grudging. People were smartalecs with me. Women threw tantrums and told me lies. Grown men picked on me... read more
Seeing and Believing! While planning a training session we39;ll be delivering shortly at work, we were discussing how important it is that we keep things as visual as possible, because for many people the old saying is true a picture is worth a... read more
Exodus 1414 says, quot;The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.quot; I thought I39;d have a look at that stillness, which we touched on in our Sunday sermon. To put this verse into context, it is placed as Moses is leading the... read more
quot;You shouldn39;t have to put up with that. Just leave him.quot; This is advice we hear doled out all too often, everywhere from stupid television shows, to friendly chat, to supposedly reputable books and articles by alleged relationships or... read more
A couple of evenings ago I let my son choose some music for us. He picked this song, which you might know if you39;ve seen the Lego Movie, or if you turn on the radio every once in a while. Since I don39;t fall into either of those categories, it... read more
watchmanjohn blogged fantastically earlier on some wonderful verses from Isaiah 6, which are very meaningful and important to me. Firstly, because even a prophet like Isaiah had this moment where, staring the glory of the Holy Lord Almighty in the... read more
Forgive this rather unusual blog format let me explain! These are just some verses from Isaiah 4043 I picked out for an email this evening. The Lord worked through Phil Jones asifbyfire to share these words with me, and I39;m so glad I took a... read more
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A mum and wife trusting Jesus.
I have published 52 blogs and shared 956 comments.
I published my first blog on Wednesday the 16th of April 2014.
My most recent blog was published on Sunday the 13th of March 2016.