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Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight I'm sure all of us hold many hopes for the future. Dreams… Continue reading Hopes & Fears – {Advent}

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Untrue

“Is everything sad going to come untrue?” (Sam Gamgee to Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings)  “[Some mortals] say of some temporal suffering, “No future bliss can make up for it,” not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.” (C.S. Lewis) There are words that do… Continue reading Untrue

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Sacrifice. Praise.

Sacrifice. Praise. Two words that seem mutually exclusive. Two words that don't belong together. Praise is like the woohoo of your day, an overflow of happy. It's exuberant, joyful. Sacrifice - well that is something that comes at a cost. It's pain, grief, hurt. Surely sacrifice and praise don't belong together? Yet we find in Hebrews just that. Praise… Continue reading Sacrifice. Praise.