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Lifegiving Surgery from the Book of James part 11

See part 1 for the introduction to this series. Remedy 5: Prayer and praise Someone once said that a Christian who doesn’t pray to God is an atheist. and I suppose you could say in the same breath a Christian … Continue reading

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Giving Up

The season of Lent is well underway and the tradition is to give up something for the period. Many people have lost the original purpose of Lent, 40 days of self-denial and preparation for the celebration of Easter, in remembrance … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift of Right Now

Extract from an article by Eddie Larkman, The Briefing, December 2007. If we live, we will suffer. But how we suffer, as Eddie Larkman points out, depends entirely on us. I’d like to share with you something of how God … Continue reading

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Consequences, Causes & Correction of Conflict

The book of James is a letter written to Christians about practical Christian living. In chapter 3 James talks about the tongue, which is so small but so powerful. Taming the tongue is almost impossible, and he likens it to … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Self-Pity Is Idolatry

Self-pity is defined by Dictionary.com as ‘pity for oneself, especially a self-indulgent attitude concerning one’s own difficulties, hardships, etc.’ When we are full of self-pity, ourselves and our situation is at the centre of our attention. If you’re a Christian, … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Owen Sheers Forgetting

On Monday I attended the inaugural lecture of Owen Sheers, newly appointed as Professor of Creativity at Swansea University. The lecture was called Slow Burn; Hot House. He used the writing of his latest novel I Saw A Man to … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s Poison

We couldn’t afford holidays when I was a child. I remember going to stay with relatives a few times, and the first time I remember was staying with my Dad’s parents in Sussex when I was 4 or 5. Two … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Review of Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins

The author, Brandilyn Collins, studied acting, including the Method of acting laid out by Constantin Stanislavsky, which teaches actors to really get inside a character, to take on their inner lives, to become the character. When she became a writer, … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Overcome Procrastination

I found this advice so useful, I typed it out and stuck it on the wall by my desk. Unfortunately, I didn’t note where it came from. So, my apologies to the author, but it’s definitely worth sharing. “Turning pro … Continue reading

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Thinking Thursday: Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill me up. Let me drink from your loving cup. Fill me until I overflow, and all the Spirit’s fruit I show. Joy, peace and patience, all be mine, kindness, gentleness, love divine. May self-control and goodness … Continue reading

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