Tilling the Soil (Life Lessons from My Garden)

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12 ESV I used to be ‘that person’ who said things like, “I just don’t have green fingers,” and “I kill anything I try […]

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The Refreshing Dew of God’s Presence

“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3 I have some fledgling shrubs and plants that I grew in pots over last summer. Then, when winter came […]

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Lockdown, from an ancient Perspective

As we plod through our third lockdown in the UK, I have been hearing more and more, how people are finding this lockdown much more of a struggle than the first one. Maybe it’s because the first one was during summer, when we could be in our gardens, whereas now it’s freezing outside, and the […]

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God is always working

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” IsaiAh 26:3 NLT ‭‭We could look back on 2020, and even ahead, to the difficult weeks and months that many of us are facing, and ask, “where is God in all this?” Yesterday, I sat on our […]

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He holds all your tomorrows

As Northern Ireland faces lockdown number 3 from 26th December, this time for six weeks, I’d like to encourage you with Jesus’ words from Matthew chapter 6 (below.)It would be very tempting to give in to despair. To succumb to the morose, negative posts that are all over social media (some even written by Christians.)But […]

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When my heart is overwhelmed

“from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I‭‭” Psalm 61:2 Over the past few days, those beautiful words from Psalm 61:2 have kept popping into my mind. As I have read through the Psalm, mulling over verse 2, […]

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