Category Archives: What a character!

role models from Scripture

Complete joy

This is what are aiming for, right? Well – apart from the warning that one of our old church leaders used to give, that ‘righteousness is more important than happiness’… Well, yes, OK – but given that rider, heavenly bliss is our … Continue reading

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Walking with a limp: a narrative

So there I was in Brittany, nursing my sore hip, awaiting instruction.  It was not long before the Old Testament ‘sore hip story’ of Jacob wresting with God came to mind! It’s in Genesis 32 if you haven’t read it for a … Continue reading

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March on, my soul; be strong!

Deborah said it in Judges 5v21 – but then she was quite a warrior, singing her song of victory over fallen enemies.  I do generally rather like to identify with the great singing prophetess – the female judge and co-deliverer … Continue reading

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Whale vomit

Ever felt washed up? Jonah knew all about it!  Surely his story of being swallowed by a whale is one of the most widely known in popular culture – along with Noah’s Ark… though surely the band calling themselves Noah … Continue reading

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F is for favour (part 1)

‘You have said “I know you by name and you have found favour with Me.” If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favour with You…’         … Continue reading

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Who am I?

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.  He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Christ”. They asked him, ”Then who are … Continue reading

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I arREST you in the Name of the Lord!

Last week a godly older woman asked me to pray for her.  She was in tears because she felt so guilty about being “a Martha” – working from morning til night to serve her household, including children and grandchildren.  We … Continue reading

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