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Archives for December 2019

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The Path Christ Chooses

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As we leave 2019 behind and step into 2020, let us set our hearts aright, and my poem below expresses this desire. The path Christ chooses for me- Through valleys and up peaks, Through bush and rolling meadows- Is the path that I must seek. For should I, in my foolishness, Think only I know best Risk getting lost and losing all, Bereft of manna and rest. ...

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Bildad's Advice

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Anna and I have been reading through the book of Job. It can be tough. From Chapters 3 to 31, after intense personal suffering, Job sits in mourning with three of his friends. How do you make sense life, and hope, and God when your world has completely disintegrated around you? Job's friends offer advice. They encourage, they reason, and they rebuke. Job kicks back. He ca...

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Up Close and Personal

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On our recent holiday Anna and I stayed in a house at North Arm Cove. You could look out (despite the bush fire smoke) and see, dotted below, yachts and motorboats sitting at their moorings. From a distance they looked luxurious even decadent. I could imagine myself standing at the till, sails unfurled, sunglasses on, wind in my face, drink in hand, Anna preparing a fea...

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God the Initiator

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Have you ever considered that God is the initiator of all that we do? Theologian and author, Eugene H. Peterson perhaps said it best when he said that God has always been the initiator and man the responder. Recently I have learned that true prayer is initiated by God. If I am seeking God's purpose, then I will be open to responding to Him, when He prompts me to pray. T...

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Travel Light

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How are you at packing? I hate it! I put everything on the spare bed, and I dither. How hot will it be or cold? I need to pack for all weather! My heart is always in my mouth at the airport check-in. Even though I've weighed my case at home, I'm still nervous. The rules are rigid! If your bag is overweight, the scrutiny awaits of unpacking and discarding in front of comp...

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