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  I recently spoke at my church on the subject of Treasure -‘riches stored in secret places’ . The talk was developed from an extended meditation on bible passages about treasure, riches, gold and silver. I only scraped the surface – … Continue reading

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Meet Spot…

Meet Spot, my latest ‘excuse’ for not posting. Spot, aka Microchip, is a Lancashire Heeler – a rare British dog breed. We found one wandering in the road over 20 years ago, and I was thrilled to find that he … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

For the past year, this blog has been mostly ticking over. Most of my time and energies have been spent clearing my Mum’s house prior to selling – many a time I thought we wouldn’t make it! There was so … Continue reading

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Garden Prayer Walk – 2 – Olive Tree

Continuing my Garden Prayer Walk – the Olive Tree: This reminds me of the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Gethsemane always speaks to me of Jesus’ humanity. He really would rather not have gone … Continue reading

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Garden Prayer Walk – Mindfulness in the Garden

I went on a Quiet Day at Green Pastures in Poole, Dorset, UK this summer. They have a Garden Prayer Walk where we are invited to walk through the garden and stop and reflect/meditate/pray at certain numbered spots. A leaflet … Continue reading

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At the end of your tether?

I shared my reflections on another section of Psalm 119 at Lighthouse Community Church this week. You can find the previous talk here. This morning I’d like to look at verses 81-88 New International Version My soul faints with longing for … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible can be good for your Mental Health

Here is a copy of an article which I wrote for a local paper, the ‘Lymington Times’, and which was published in October 2004 – 9 years ago but still relevant today.  Sunday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. … Continue reading

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God’s Law – It’s not Legalism

This is the script of a talk I gave at Lighthouse Community Church yesterday: Following on from what Steve F has told us about God not being a harsh task master and David C, that there’s no right way of … Continue reading

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My Story 10 – my Eureka Moment

After my turning point moment when I experienced God’s loving acceptance, I felt that my first priority was to find a church. God had other ideas: ‘Look after your family and your new baby, I’ll find you a church.’ And … Continue reading

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My Story 9 – Repentance, it’s not what you think

‘Most people think of repentance as a heavy, sombre religious duty. In reality, authentic biblical repentance is a life-giving art, renewing the entire soul.’ (John Mark Comer, ‘My Name is Hope: Anxiety, depression and life after melancholy.’) In my last … Continue reading

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