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Circumstantial Evidence

The evidence appears to be mounting up. Daily increases of people with COVID-19 being announced. The tally worldwide on an exponential climb. It's confronting. It's scary. But we do not have to live dictated by our circumstances. We are in lock-down but we are not locked in. It is a reality for us now but… Continue reading Circumstantial Evidence

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Go to the mattresses

"Go to the mattresses. You're at war." (You've got mail) In You've got mail, Joe Fox gives Kathleen Kelly some advice from The Godfather. Time to hit the mattresses! What great advice for us now! We're at war against an invisible enemy. And our tactic and strategy - time to stay home and maybe literally… Continue reading Go to the mattresses

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Walking in the Jungle

Today our Prime Minister, for the first time, gave an address to the Nation. A warning of an encroaching and invisible enemy and for us to do our part to keep it at bay. We're told to stay calm and not to panic as our daily norm dissolves around us. Supermarkets remain overwhelmed, and popping… Continue reading Walking in the Jungle

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Overcoming

It was less than a year after September 11, 2001 and I found myself in New York for work. The absence of the Twin Towers on the New York skyline was confronting and jarring, seeing Ground Zero powerful and moving. A city changed forever. But what I remember most was the fear. As I went… Continue reading Overcoming

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The Gate of the Year

Here we are, well underway with the start of a new year, the new decade though just beginning. With all the promise and potential that new beginnings hold. Even more so, we have this wonderful promise filled truth that our God rejoices in offering us a new beginning. Something that supecedes a calendar date. It's… Continue reading The Gate of the Year

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We’re going on a bear hunt…

"We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one. I'm not scared, what a beautiful day!" A popular children's story, That shares the story of a family going on a bear hunt and facing various obstacles on the way. Long wavy grass, a river, a dark forest. Each time, they realise… Continue reading We’re going on a bear hunt…

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The walls came tumbling down

It must have felt so odd to the Israelites. They're facing an impenetrable walled city. They must take it. But how? You can imagine them looking to Joshua. Wanting the plan, the tactics. The clever strategy to win this battle. Yet, the simpliest, most illogical of plans is presented. To walk around the city, for six… Continue reading The walls came tumbling down

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Rest in His promise

"I will rest in your promises. My confidence is your faithfulness" We all have those tough days, tough weeks...tough seasons. Sometimes even the very present minute is hard. Then there are the times when there is nothing more to be done. It is out of our hands. When we begin our walk through the valley. We all know these moments - the ones just before… Continue reading Rest in His promise

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The Power of Praise

I'll praise before my breakthrough 'Til my song becomes my triumph I will sing because I trust You I will bring my heart, I will lift my song Sometimes we can find ourselves in life where praising God just seems too hard. Entering into praise seems the exact opposite of what we feel like doing.… Continue reading The Power of Praise