Isaiah in the early 20s


I was all ready to give up by the time I got to Isaiah 24!  It was verse after verse of warnings and terrible prophecy. Egypt (chp 19), Egypt and Cush (chp 20), Babylon (chp 21) , Jerusalem (chp 22) , Tyre (chp 23) , then the whole earth (chp 24) . I should have …

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Godly Gory Stories – Isaiah 14, 15, 16


It took me to chapter 13 to really dig in and commit to seeking God in this Book. I wanted to know how these ancient words could speak in to the things hanging on my heart. So I began to pray about specific issues I'm facing, not having much confidence that there would be any …

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The Isaiah Disclaimer


No, this is not a post about a new Dan Brown novel. Or an episode of The Big Bang Theory! Read the title again -- it totally could be though, right? Anyway, you'll be glad (or disappointed) to know it is just my preamble to sharing my thoughts on my recent studies in the Book …

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Isaiah and me


I've been spending time in the Book of Isaiah. Some of it has been hard going, but ultimately inspiring and challenging. So much so that I'm going to do a short series of blog posts during September and October - sharing some of the blessings I've received 🙂 I hope you enjoy it, and would …

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The problem with weeds


I have been trying to come up with a recipe for living with weeds. The back of our place is mostly paved, but there is a line of weeds running along the side of the building and it drives me nuts. I wrote a piece for the ACW Lent anthology, a reflection on the parable …

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Not much but more than enough


Have you ever read the story of the widow and the small jar of oil? You'll find it at the beginning of 2 Kings 4. A woman whose husband had died, was left to deal with his debt. In that place and time, debt that could not be repaid, was dealt with in human life. …

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K is for Kingdom Wall


OK I'm going to be brave and share a section of my first real effort at Christian fiction. You're reading it on some conditions. Please don't  go 'heresy hunting ' (to coin Nick Park's phrase) - it's a work in progress. It needs some major editing - it's a work in progress I haven't decided …

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