Fickle Fans of Football (Or Shallow Supporters of Soccer)

"13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." - (Philippians 3:13–14) Depending on where you are... Continue Reading →

Colossians – To the Faithful (Colossians 1:2-8)

Paul begins his letter to Colossae by encouraging the saints where they had stood strong. Paul addresses his readers as saints and faithful brethren. Though they faced spiritual struggles, he did not doubt their salvation.  Saints The believers at Colossians had formed a local fellowship of followers of Christ. Paul calls them saints. They were... Continue Reading →

Colossians – The People and the Place (Colossians 1:1)

Colossae, a somewhat insignificant city in what is now south-west Turkey, situated on a rocky ledge overlooking the Lycus valley, held no insignificant believers. God does not abandon any of His children to the wiles of the Devil, but always sends help in their time of need.  When Paul wrote to the church at Colossae... Continue Reading →

Moving to the USA

After prayerfully seeking God's will for our family, and taking counsel from trusted friends we are now resting in the certainty that the Lord would have us make a permanent move to the USA. This has not been an easy decision, nor one taken in haste. In the past we have given consideration to such a... Continue Reading →

Protecting Our Daughters from the Weinsteins of the World

It is impossible to avoid the news that Harvey Weinstein has been manipulating and intimidating people around him for decades in order to assault, rape and then cover up his evils.  What I'm sharing here, is what I teach my daughters and my hope is that it might prevent them being victims of similar styles... Continue Reading →

Upheld

On Friday, at our new youth club, I continued to teach the children on the theme of footsteps of faith. So far we have learned about Proverbs 4:26, Psalm 37:23 and this week we moved on to Psalm 37:24.  A quote by Spurgeon really helped me, and though it was a little long for a... Continue Reading →

Mocked

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." - Proverbs 20:1 "Wine in the Bible is basically grape juice."  "Strong drink is worse than wine." "The way it's made makes the difference."  "God told Israel to buy "strong drink".  "Is it a Christian liberty?" "Does it mean to... Continue Reading →

Wounded

"The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?" - Proverbs 18:14   In 1949 Joseph Campbell published a book titled, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces". He posited that the most loved and enduring of myths from throughout history and around the world all shared the same, fundamental structure.... Continue Reading →

Grey

"The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness." - Proverbs 16:31 Almost every generation will find itself in conflict with the previous generation. This conflict may vary in intensity and the field of conflict may change, but it occurs again and again. It seems the greater the... Continue Reading →

Broken

"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." - Proverbs 15:13   When we have joy in our heart it shows. We can see a person has joy by the look on their face, the sound of their voice, even in the way they walk. The joy of... Continue Reading →

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