Category Archives: life

“The size of your roof…”

Having finished  reading an article on (basically) developing a positive attitude to life, I was intrigued to read, in the credits, the author (Nataly Kogan) described as “Chief Happiness Officer” of a company. Now there’s a job, for which I … Continue reading

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“Repent and Believe…”

The word “Repent” has a claim to being one of those words that changed the world. It was on seeing the difference between the Latin Penitentia and the Greek Metanoia that Martin Luther came to faith. The Latin had come … Continue reading

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Jesus & What Prayer is NOT

Jesus’ intent was not to entertain: he had important information to pass on and he wanted his listeners to be alert and attentive to what he said. But even the serious discussion was often accompanied by wry remarks and comical … Continue reading

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Kingdom, Power, Glory

Each clause in the Lord’s Prayer comes with the additive  “As above, so below.” That is to say, we are praying for the life of heaven to be seen and experienced on earth. Everything we long for -whether or not … Continue reading

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“When he was criticised, he did not criticise in return…”

  Jesus knew all about criticism. The Bible tells us of a constant sniping that went on. His words were taken out of context, and his actions misrepresented and misunderstood;  but how did he respond? In 1 Peter 2:23 there’s an indication … Continue reading

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“Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11)

Perhaps it is not so strange that the Bible doesn’t contain the request “Teach us to preach” or “Teach us to perform well.” Only “Teach us to pray.” For the truth is that if we can do the last thing, … Continue reading

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At the feet of Jesus (in Luke 7)

  “One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.” (Luke 7:36)  In the context of the chapter (Luke 7), it’s a little odd that he should have … Continue reading

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