Posts in Christian Living
Sometimes God’s people do ungodly things

It was a rare moment.  Yorkshire Cricket Club had announced that entry to the ground to see the last day of the England –v- South Africa test series was free of charge.  As a family, we made our way there and watched England win the test and the series.  That day was the only one where I saw Hansie Cronje in action. Tragically, he was killed in a plane crash some time later, and my heart was heavy. 

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The thermometer of our spiritual life

Praying abounds in the Bible.  Throughout the Scriptures we find that God’s people are in constant conversation with Him.  Sometimes they are simply praising, thanking and worshipping Him; other times they are asking, calling out, crying out, beseeching and seeking the Lord. Sometimes there is quiet communion, other times wrestling with the Almighty One.  But whenever they pray they are doing so with a humble yet expectant heart.   

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I have a hymn book, too.

I have a little desk, and an old ‘Captain’s chair’, a wooden kneeler, a Bible, prayer notebook, a pen and blank notebook.  They are all components of my daily quiet time.  And I have a hymn book too.  I don’t understand music, but I enjoy it.  I can’t get my head round classical poetry, but I love hymns.  If you want to know my favourites, then do come to my funeral, though I haven’t arranged a date yet!

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The house by the road side

By Roger Carswell - The model for genuine hospitality is not to be found in a women’s magazine, but in the Bible.  True hospitality is built on true spirituality.  It will be welcoming; there will be a godly atmosphere (which probably means the television will be off!), and a sense of calm.  Giving hospitality is a godly virtue which can be cultivated. An open home results from an open heart.

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