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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The God Who is Near

Do you remember that song that Bette Midler sang decades ago, called ‘From a distance?’ The chorus states, “God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching us from a distance” (From the song: ‘From a Distance,’ 1985 by Julie Gold) Although it is musically very pleasing to listen to, and the lyrics […]

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The Lord Our Guardian (Part 2)

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The […]

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Extravagant Love

This photo has hung on the wall in my workroom for the past four years. I found it one day in a charity shop (that’s a ‘thrift shop’ for some readers). I hadn’t gone there with any intention of buying anything that day, I was with a friend who enjoys charity shops as much as […]

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Where ARE you Lord?

Where Are You Lord? How often in life have you cried out to God ‘where are you Lord?’ When things go ‘wrong’; Or when we ‘fall’ – when it feels our world has been shaken and turned upside down, God is often the very last one we think of turning to – long after we’ve […]

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What Does Love Look Like?

While growing up, the author Brennan Manning had a best friend called Ray. The two of them were reportedly inseparable; they went to school together, bought a car between them as teenagers, went on double-dates, and then, during the Korean War, they enlisted and, amazingly, were sent to the frontline together. One night while sitting […]

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