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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What Measures the Worth of a Life?

Have you ever prayed “God please use me ”? Do you ever feel less accomplished, gifted, or useful than those around you? Then you’re in good company because nearly everyone I spoke to before writing this admitted to feeling that way at times. Including myself. We tell ourselves “everyone else has so much more to […]

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Beware of false doctrines

The teaching of many of today’s mega churches (not all, it’s important to say, but many) remind me of a cappuccino. I love cappuccino. I enjoy scooping the froth off the top with a spoon, and slowly savouring each mouthful. The deeper the froth, the better the cappuccino, as far as I’m concerned. I was thinking […]

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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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God Behind the Scenes

Your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. Daniel 10:12 Daniel 10:1–14 About a year ago, my oldest son Rory and I were driving through a forest a few miles from home. It was winter, and there were only about 3 hours of daylight left when we entered the forest. All […]

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