Little Lugs and a Dog Collar

FOR WHEN YOU NEED DIRECTION—III

Jesus goes on to explain that hearing is a lot like seeing…

“Jesus goes on to explain that hearing is a lot like seeing…”

The Placement of the Stand

“He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its…

Part 5: I will… and You will…

This is one of my favourite parts of Gideon’s story. I do hope I do it justice. When we first meet Gideon he’s in a very low place. He’s a real underdog. It is perhaps surprising, then, when we hear the words spoken to him by the angel.

When the…

Part 1: Seven Years in the hands of the Midianites

Recently, I’ve felt like everything around me has been in a state of decline. If I’m honest, it’s been really tough trying to figure everything out. Confusingly, these cut backs have all come at a time when God seemed to be talking so positively about us entering a new season…

Being a People of Special Purpose

Part 1: Set Apart

Before we begin this journey through the book of Esther, let us, in the same way that I did before rediscovering this amazing story, reflect on two particular verses in 2 Timothy.

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and…

To Dare & Delight

Part Thirteen: Breaking out in Bright

So we’ve made it to the final installment of this blog series. I hope you’ve enjoyed? I hope you’ve been both challenged and encouraged?

Now then, in the book of Ruth we meet Naomi—whose name means ‘Pleasant’ or ‘Beautiful’. We might allow ourselves to be reminded of the garden of…

To Dare & Delight

Part Twelve: Just Before Dawn

Last time we left Paul, his fellow passengers and the crew in the middle of a storm heading for shipwreck. We pick up the story in the twenty-seventh verse.

On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were…

To Dare & Delight

Part Eleven: When Even the Stars are Hidden

In the latter half of the book of Acts, the Apostle Paul is heading towards Rome. Having made his appeal to Caesar, he’s now accompanied on this journey by armed guards.

… We landed at Myra in Lycia. There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put…

To Dare & Delight

Part Ten: Bright Eyed

Last time out we looked at the beginning and the end of the fourteenth chapter of 1 Samuel. We considered the difference between sharpness and shining. As we focus now on the middle of the story, it’s this part in particular, that has become incredibly important to me. …

Little Lugs and a Dog Collar

Some thoughts from the Bible. By David Richards. A Chaplain.

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