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Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

A brief thought on true love —

My dear friend Chuck just posted his thoughts on Valentine’s Day and I was prompted to write the following comment. We are called upon to love each, full stop (or period, as you say on your side of the Pacific). That means no exceptions and that’s the hardest thing about our faith; we are called […]

While driving —

My prayers – and the ways in which I pray – are many and varied but increasingly I feel drawn to the ‘expectant silence’ of Quaker prayer I grew up with.  Driving to work today after the excitement and drama of the long weekend, I was trying to still my mind and ‘wait upon the […]

Baptism —

Friday 3rd December 2010 in Waimauku, New Zealand Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Matthew 4:10 We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that […]

Pray for me, Daddy —

I have been wanting to write about something for a week or so but, at the same time, have been avoiding doing so because, I suspect, I want what I write to be deep, impacting, important and perfect.  All these reasons are shallow and, sadly, will tell you more about me than I’m comfortable admitting. […]

Godincidence? —

A quick post for no other reason than to share a nice true story. Yesterday, I grabbed a burger and fries with a young guy from church and chatted through some stuff he’s got on his mind. This morning, walking to the college bus with my daughter, the young guy finds $120 in crisp new […]

Simple Church —

It’s exactly a month since my last post. I have been doing a lot of reading and a similar amount of thinking about many things including my faith and how that is expressed in my life. I heard a story today about a boy who struggles to read and write but really enjoys reading Bible […]

A work in progress —

As mentioned elsewhere, I have been reading Matthew Paul Turner’s blog and enjoying his tweets for a while but I have never got around to checking out his books. That all changed yesterday, when we went shopping for soccer kit for our resident goalkeeper and then dropped into a bookstore nearby.  There, I found the […]

Leave your native country —

In amongst family, friends and church, I am trying to make sure that I do a little personal bible study each weekend.  At the moment, I’m working my way through the LifeGuide Bible Study entitled Faith: Depending On God.  This weekend’s study was ‘Abraham: Faith Under Construction’ and focuses on Genesis 12:1-9. The Lord had […]