Flying in Formation

Have you ever watched wild geese flying overhead, heading off for their long journey South, to warmer climes? It’s a beautiful sight, they’re very graceful birds; but the most striking and fascinating thing about this phenomenon is the V-shaped formation that the geese fly in. I looked it up and discovered some interesting things. As […]

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Momentous Journeys

There are times when the most significant and momentous journeys of our lives begin so gently, so simply, that we don’t even realise we’ve embarked on them until we are far down the road, looking back. A Quiet Trust Not every journey requires earth-shaking leaps of faith. But all journeys, big and small, depend on […]

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Hemmed in by God

“You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me” (Psalm 139:5) To our modern, Western ears, the term “hemmed in” sounds like a negative concept. The word in English implies surrounding, limiting or restricting someone in what they can or cannot do, causing them to feel confined; without options. But in […]

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Fully Known, Fully Loved

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know […]

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Praying with Thankfulness

“…in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6b) Have you ever considered why we are told in this scripture to present our requests “with thanksgiving?” It seems a slightly odd concept in our culture; isn’t it usual to say thank you after the fact, not in anticipation […]

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An Active Prayer Life

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6 ) Do Not Be Anxious: This is not an option, but a command. When we unduly worry and fret, no matter how big the problem may seem to us, we attempt to […]

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