Something About Being Different

What’s the difference? There is something about growing up from a cultural heritage different to the one that is the majority of the area. There is something about that which marks one out as not belonging and so engaging in what it is that makes them different. Exploring the family heritage and noticing how that […]

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Acceptance: A Challenge

Jesus says some really interesting things. Come to me, I will give you rest, take my yolk, learn of me, my yolk is easy and my burden is light. Whoever comes to me, I will never cast out. These and other sayings and experiences in the ministry of Jesus makes it clear that He is […]

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Acceptance and Disagreement

Belonging. There’s a World Cup going on, apparently. England are doing well, so I’ve heard. People have spoken and written about how the success of a country in a sporting event brings the nation together. The team does well, especially when they weren’t expected to do as well, and the sense of pride and belonging […]

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Those Left Out Can Fit Right In

There are particular episodes of scripture that retain a massive interest from me. The healing of the man born blind as recorded in the gospel according to John is one of those episodes. There are many elements of the episode to appreciate as you come to it. There’s the question of the disciples wondering who […]

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I Am His: Statement of Purpose

It makes things a lot easier to know what the purpose of life is. Being assured of that from the earliest part of life saves heartache and grief later. So when we embrace what it is to belong to God, questions of purpose turn into commitment to life lived for the purpose of highlighting who […]

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Appatently since he was 15 all he ever knew was drugs and drink. He had gone through a wide range of drugs and at one time or another had kicked the habit. But the drink always remained. It was his constant. When things got wirsevand he got involved in some traumatic events, he went to […]

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