Tag Archives: The Message Bible

The Value of Our Proper Place

It’s almost unbelievable how sermons can provoke seemingly irrelevant thoughts! I take notes of sermons, and write these random extras at the bottom of the page, separate from the rest. That’s where I found a scribble from my Sunday-sidetrack. This … Continue reading

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Looking for the Gaps

The South African cricketer, Hashim Amla, said in an interview, ‘I don’t look for where the fieldsmen are; I look for where the gaps are’. What a good piece of advice for life! Regardless of the type of game we’re … Continue reading

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Look Inside

Listening connects us. It’s a way of looking inside each other! We’re ‘reading’ a friend when we listen to what they have to say to us. This makes me think of the way online booksellers give their customers a free … Continue reading

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Following a Good Example

For some reason, I’ve been thinking about a man I knew when I was a child. The most contact I had with him was sitting with his daughter, my friend, Gwenneth, in the back seat of his pale green Austin A-40 … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Other Things

Jesus came to find and restore the lost ~ Luke 19:10. It’s not easy to decide what’s most important in life. We’re making choices all the time. When I wake in the morning, do I realise that the first thing … Continue reading

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Getting on with it

‘What do you want to do with the rest of your life?’ This was the question put to us in our Bible Study Group last week. I was interested in the responses from the teenagers, the elderly and the middle-aged…and the … Continue reading

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Downsizing, Reducing…Rejecting

I was reading about a plastic-free lifestyle the other day and wondered how many people have thought about reducing more of the non-practical items in their lives. These things are usually obvious, written about frequently, and lamented by those who … Continue reading

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Dance, Drama and Song!

A little boy ran to the church platform and rushed up the steps where his friends were singing and dancing. He carefully observed their arm movements and although he didn’t know the words of the songs, he jumped up and … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Been This Age Before

Since my last post, I’ve been thinking about the way we’re all compelled to experience new eras in our lives. The last is like the first; we’ve never dwelt there before. From the moment of birth, a baby is unknowingly … Continue reading

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More than a Granny Smith

Years ago we were walking through an old orchard. The trees were almost bare, their branches gaunt. The apples had been picked for juice and taken to the factory, but I happened to see a lone green one hanging on. Maurie … Continue reading

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