Category Archives: Israel

Battles to fight

Bonhoeffer had a terrible decision to make. He was a pacifist Christian, but could choose to be in a plot to kill Hitler. Should he try to take out this man who would otherwise continue to wreak havoc on the … Continue reading

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Big enough

Every now and again I find myself going through a ‘grumble phase’ where just about everything gets to me. One of the things that penetrate my calm is stuff being lost. I seem to spend half my life hunting for … Continue reading

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Comfort or conquest?

If you could move to absolutely anywhere in the universe, where would you choose? I’d guess it would be either somewhere a bit leafier in the same town you’re living in now, or somewhere you’ve been on holiday more than once, or … Continue reading

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Listen up

We’ve been watching ‘The Good Wife” recently. It’s about a lawyer; a particularly canny lawyer in fact. But the clients always have to listen and follow the advice of her counsel, or things get very tricky. If the programme is anything … Continue reading

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He’s amazing, and he’s with me

Close your eyes and think of the most beautiful place you have ever been. Think of how it made you feel. Chances are, it’s somewhere out of doors. And the certainty is that God made it. When you are struck … Continue reading

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What about the enemy?

One supply teaching job found me acting as exam invigilator. It seemed a pretty soft option compared to the usual round of keeping order, but you couldn’t take your eyes off the game. And then boredom crept in. After all … Continue reading

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The power of fire

Our son made us chuckle. “I think I must be getting old, ” he said, ” I’ve just realised that eating fire is dangerous!” He was trained to do this in his early 20’s, and has used it from time … Continue reading

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