Wait For The Blackberries

We’re very blessed to live in a beautiful rural area, with a view of the sea. But there is one “drawback” to country living – the constant battle with horrible thorny brambles intertwined into the hedge around our property, and I’m forever complaining about them. They’re ugly and the thorns can really do a damage […]

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A Sure and Certain Hope!

“So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for […]

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Perseverance: The Purpose, The Plan, The Prize!

Persevere: It’s one of those words in the English language that causes us to metaphorically put our fingers in our ears; to shudder at the thought of pushing through our present circumstances, whatever they may be, for a bit longer. We live in an age of “instant.” We want everything done now! The dictionary definition […]

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3 Ways to Combat Discouragement

Last week we looked at how encouragement builds a person up. Discouragement is the opposite of encouragement. To be discouraged simply means ‘to be disconnected from courage.’ When we are discouraged we become blind: to who we are; to possibly. We are unable to see beyond ‘right now’. We become ensnared in our current circumstances […]

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En – Courage One Another

En-Courage “But exhort one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13 We are all, as followers of Jesus, to be an encouragement to others. We are to daily encourage, because life can be tough. Encourage: En-Courage To encourage means to help […]

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One Thing

Martin Luther is quoted as saying: “I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”I love the irony in this quote. When you look at your busy schedule today, and apply that statement to it, how does it make you feel – panicked? Pressured? Or Peaceful? It’s […]

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