“Does it?”

Revelation 22:18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. My friend David Gibb is very irritating. This for two reasons. Firstly he is usually right. And secondly he points this out to me by asking me two word questions. Here’s an...

Wardrobe worries?

Galatians 3: 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. As I write this I’m sitting in Tesco’s café. At the table next to mine is a woman with more holes in her than our colander! Now this isn’t going to be an anti-piercings rant. I’m trying to keep an open mind on piercings as far as my children go, whilst being very glad that ears are all that have been done so far! It’s just that this woman has reminded me how our culture is obsessed with...

Stop moaning and start groaning!

Romans 8:23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. We all love to have a good moan from time to time. Mine are usually based round the topic: “It’s not fair!” Once again life will have dealt me a blow I didn’t deserve. It might be my battle with Samsung to fix my handset, which has been rendered inoperative by their update! Or it might be the way that others just don’t seem to always agree I’m right....

The Blessing of Washing Up.

Ephesians 4:11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fulness of Christ. I found myself in the kitchen on Sunday evening helping with the washing up after our 7pm café service (This being the North it’s...

When is norp not norp?

Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. This isn’t a post about norp. You’ll have to do the anagram. It’s just if I used the real word them I think our website host would block my blog. Though we might get about a million more hits! Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, especially when you consider the state of people looking for internet norp. The thing is I have been shocked by two articles in...

Adoption is costly…

Ephesians 1:4 In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will– 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. So I’m cream crackered! I’ve just walked to Sainsbury’s and back with a baby strapped to my front, trying to persuade a toddler to hold my hand. Five minutes into this adventure I realised that I’d bitten off more than I could chew. Why didn’t I take the double buggy?! The purpose of the trip was to buy a...

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