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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Ask For Directions

“Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life” Psalm 143:10 NIVUK A few weeks ago, I had to attend an appointment at a nearby hospital for some tests. I was shown into a busy ‘day ward’, and as I sat in my curtained cubicle waiting for the doctor to […]

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“A Good Word”

“Anxious fear brings depression, but a life-giving word of encouragement can do wonders to restore joy to the heart.” Proverbs 12:25 TPT A Timely Word King Solomon, often called “the wisest man that ever lived,” recognised not just the awfulness of depression, but one of its main causes.  Fear. There’s a lot of fear mongering going on […]

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What Cloak Do You Wear?

“Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called the blind man. ‘Take courage!’ they said. ‘Get up! He is calling for you.’ Throwing off his cloak, Bartimaeus jumped up and came to Jesus.”  (Mark 10:49-50) The Beggars’ Cloak In Biblical times, those who were disabled or suffering from disease frequently became beggars in the […]

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Steering Wheel or Spare Wheel?

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare wheel?” (Corrie Ten Boom) I was looking up some information on a vintage watch, for my Etsy shop and came across this simple, but thought provoking question from the late Corrie Ten Boom, author and Holocaust survivor, who was also a watchmaker, from a family of renowned […]

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