My Kingdom Come…

I set out to rule the world with only a paper shield and a wooden sword. No mountain dare stand in my way, even the oceans tremble in my wake. The tide is brave, but always retreats. even the sand, it cowers under my feet. My kingdom towers above it all, while I sleep safe []
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Go ahead, ask

“Mumineedafountainpen!!!”   This cry of anguish was uttered at 8:07 one morning. One school morning. Brushing teeth, finding jackets, tying laces, packing lunch all while irritating your sibling morning.   I mean, really? What am I, a stationery shop? Think those exact words came out of my mouth. If I were Mary Poppins, no doubt []
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Speaking in silence

So as I mentioned during Ignite on Sunday, we’re starting up a prayer space in the Living Room, but I just want to emphasise that it’s not just for people who are “into prayer”.  Rather, we’re hoping that it might be a place that gets you into prayer.  I wrote a blog a while ago []
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Jesus Wept

There’s a heaviness hanging in the chest that the mind doesn’t understand “You have an eternal, unbreakable hope,” mind declares, “why the tears that yearn to leak out?” “Do you not believe what the Lord has said?” “Do you not believe that He is only good?” That voice upstairs answers itself, “Yes, amen!” while down []
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The Holy Who?

It’s hard to say who I fell in love with first, God or Jesus, but I think God probably just inches ahead Jesus.  I still remember the awe of learning about God’s unceasing efforts and Jesus’ total sacrifice, all for love of me. After accepting this, accepting them, I spent many late night bible studies []
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Much More…

Our as-yet-nameless bible study group (four years on) that meets on Wednesdays (used to be Thursdays) with fluid membership requirements (think we’ve narrowed it down to female?) is currently doing a series on choices. (Perhaps we should have started with this one all those years ago…) Anyway, this series started with a detailed look into []
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Who is this man…

Ever heard someone say “Jesus just isn’t for me”? I know I said it once upon a time. I had that instinctive, uncomfortable rejection of the very name of Jesus, even though I didn’t know much about him (ie nothing) at the time. The past few Sundays, we’ve been looking at who Jesus was, and []
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Abracadabra

John 1:1-3, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen []
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Freedom

Freedom. It’s a very popular concept in America. It gets tossed around a lot. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. And of course, everyone’s favourite for pursuing their own agenda: “It’s a free country.” It’s something we love to talk about as if we invented the concept, and yet other than a nationwide picnic and []
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The Power of Music

I was in the car sitting at a red light listening to the radio, when the dj said he was going to play a song that was guaranteed to make you turn up the volume and sing along. Pffft, I thought, stretching out my hand to change the channel in a fit of musical cynicism []
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