Reflections

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Charles Francis Adams, son of U.S. President John Quincy Adams was a diplomat to Great Britain. On one occasion he wrote in his diary: "Went fishing with my son today--a day wasted." His son, Brooks, wrote this entry for the same day: "Went fishing with my father--the...

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Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field”.    Matthew 9:37-38 When I moved to Cumbria I was asked by a mum in the parent and baby group “Why are you a volunteer?”.   A...

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National Creativity Day

National Creativity Day

Despite what I have recently seen on TwiX (or whatever we call Twitter these days) where it states “There are NO deities in the universe. If there were, we would be aware of it. Try hard to adjust to reality. This is important.” I notice that in this Scripture we see...

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He restores my soul

He restores my soul

“Comfort me Mary, I’m depressed.” “Have a cup of tea.” … “Ooooh, I feel better already.” So went an advert for a brand of tea in my childhood. It is a well-known British trope that a cup of tea is almost a cure-all. Feeling down? Cup of tea with a friend. Had a shock?...

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Week of Vision and Prayer Sunday 2024

Week of Vision and Prayer Sunday 2024

Together they: Today's Verse And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:22-23(NIV) Today's thought: What a story Peter has! A story where he did something...

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Week of Vision and Prayer Saturday 2024

Week of Vision and Prayer Saturday 2024

Faith and Doubt: Today's Verse Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of...

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Week of Vision and Prayer Friday 2024

Week of Vision and Prayer Friday 2024

He came, I come: Today's Verse “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Matthew 14:28-29(NIV) Today's thought: “Lord, if it is You” In a world of ‘fake news’ and scamming, this is still a very good question that we...

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Week of Vision and Prayer Thursday 2024

Week of Vision and Prayer Thursday 2024

Fear and Courage: Today's Verse When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Matthew 14:26-27(NIV) Today's thought:...

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Week of Vision and Prayer Wednesday 2024

Week of Vision and Prayer Wednesday 2024

A Busy Dawn: Today's Verse Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. Matthew 14:25(NIV) Today's thought: Ok, so now we get a bigger picture about the timings... Jesus had a busy day, then went off to a mountainside to pray, then later that night...

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