Monthly Archives: November 2016

Staying alive

The will to live is incredibly strong. ‘While there’s life, there’s hope,’ we say. Perhaps this is why so many people with terminal cancer insist on having further treatment rather than accepting supportive, palliative care – even though the cost … Continue reading

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The Mary Diaries (part 1)

Funny how your life can change in a moment, when you’re least expecting it… I was having a really good day, out with my mother and sister, visiting friends, chatting about marriage and babies and so on, as we girls … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Worship

Exodus 25-29 Israel’s first formal act of worship and thanksgiving is to donate the materials for the construction of a sanctuary – the Tabernacle. It is truly amazing that the Creator of the universe should condescend to ‘live’ in a … Continue reading

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God willing

James 4:13-17 One of the things I most hated about my work towards the end of my career was the annual appraisal. Not because I was performing poorly or had difficulties with any aspect of my job, but because I … Continue reading

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Leviathan

Job 41 Terrible as Behemoth is, he is not our greatest enemy; that title belongs to Leviathan, the sea monster. Who or what is Leviathan? Like Behemoth, he is no ordinary animal. He is an amazing and beautiful creature, who … Continue reading

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Behemoth

Job 40:15-24 At the end of the book of Job, God takes Job on a ‘tour’ of creation, showing him the wonders of the natural world: the mountain goats, the wild donkey and wild ox, the ostrich, the horse and … Continue reading

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Pilgrims’ Progress: Obedience

Exodus 19 & 20 After two months of travelling, the Israelites finally reach their primary destination: Mount Sinai. They have come far to the south of the Promised Land, but this is no detour. Their salvation is complete and unconditional; … Continue reading

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