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Choose your mood – Psalm 42

There must be something a bit perverse in the human psyche, that makes us enjoy feeling sorry for ourselves. There’s nothing quite like a good ol’ pity party! David had good reason. He was facing exile from his own beloved … Continue reading

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A friend for all seasons – Psalm 25

I listened to a radio item on shame the other day. I hadn’t realised that guilt is what I feel about wrong things I’ve done. Shame on the other hand, is how I feel my wrongdoing is being received by … Continue reading

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A secret jewel – Psalm 9 part 2

What is the very worst condition a person can ever be in? I think the most wretched of all are those who have no hope. To see no possibility of improvement or purpose ever, seems to me the bleakest of … Continue reading

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Hope for the weary – Psalm 6

We all have times of feeling vulnerable, guilty, overstretched, hopeless … It’s part of being human. David was there all those centuries ago. What kept him going, what kept him hoping, was the assurance that at any moment it could … Continue reading

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Wait and hope

We’ve had a disappointment recently in our house. My husband has been preparing for major surgery for nearly a year – we’d hoped that it would make a tremendous difference to his condition, and our lifestyle. But it turns out … Continue reading

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The Number One

What is the most important thing in your life? Family? Home? Job? Health? Football team? By definition that is your god. Perhaps it was a loaded question, and you would give a different answer if I asked who is your God. … 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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