Where is God in the Midst of Conflict?

Woman and her baby in a refugee camp

I’m a big fan of Corrie Ten Boom.  I read her book, The Hiding Place, as a teenager, and ever since have marveled at the depth of her faith and faithfulness to God. If you haven’t read her […]

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Toddlers, Tantrums and Timeouts

Mother holding her young son

There are tears and there are tantrums but there’s nothing quite like a toddler meltdown to ruin a perfectly good day on holiday. I can remember having several such meltdowns myself at an early age when we went […]

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The simple art of being

View of Benbecula at sunset

I have not long returned from a holiday in the Outer Hebrides.  As I reflect upon it now, it was an exercise in ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ in which I was aware of God taking me deeper into […]

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Go to your room!

Go to your room

I wonder what Jesus meant when he told us to go to our room to pray. It could seem like punishment, like isolation, but is that the Jesus that we know? Maybe it is, maybe prayer for you is the place of struggle and silence and trying and failing.

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Don’t worry, just pray.

Man praying to God

My favourite passage of Scripture of all time comes from Philippians chapter 4, verses 6 and 7. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. […]

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