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Names these days are a  matter of fashion and  personal choice.They  don’t represent the character of the bearer. My name comes from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music.It was said her singing was so beautiful that angels came down to listen.  My singing was never good and now makes my granddaughter laugh!Names in  the bible do usually represent character. God has many names in the Old Testament that show us what He is like, but we have only really…

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The Book of Esther Last week I shared a few thoughts about God ‘working his purpose out’ and that God was ‘always at work.’ This week I was reminded of the Book of Esther. It has an amazing story in it, full of drama and twists and turns, as well as clearly defined villains and heroes.  It’s one of only two books in the bible where God is not actually mentioned. However, God’s presence and deliverance of his people is clearly…

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Grace Over the past few months there have been times where “Opportunities for Grace” have arisen at home or in the work place. In a world where there’s such polarisation of views, what a difference Grace would make. Grace appears in the bible over 120 times, depending on the version, and more so in the new testament than the old. Thinking about the word Grace what’s your interpretation? C S Lewis penned the words below….  “Never, in peace or war, commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy…

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As we start coming out of lockdown it feels as if we’ve been on a journey through very rocky terrain. Hopefully we are coming to the end of this particular journey, and just as children so often ask “are we nearly there yet?”, the question more in our minds is probably, “What is going to happen next and where is God leading us”?.  So much has changed and continues to change and the words in Isaiah come to mind: “See I…

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We are  all tired of the present situation when life is so different and so limiting. We need strength, both mental and spiritual to keep going. When King David was a young man and an outlaw running from king Saul his life was very difficult. On one occasion his whole band of men turned against him. All their wives and children had been kidnapped, including David’ family. David was able to strengthen himself in the Lord. “But David found strength in…

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God is working his purpose out…. I was reminded of this old hymn last week…God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year:God is working his purpose out, and the time is drawing near;nearer and nearer draws the time the time that shall surely be,when the earth shall be filled with the glory of Godas the waters cover the sea All that we do can have no worth, unless God bless the deed;vainly we hope for the harvest-tide,…

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Running As the rhythm of our daily lives slowly returns, will we resume running after material things or has the last few months provided space to reflect on what’s important in our lives? With so much sorrow with the loss of loved ones and the uncertainty the future holds for us all, we can turn to the word for inspiration and comfort. 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of…