Love One Another…

‘Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.’ So what is this love of God that believers are to love one another with? Let’s dig a little deeper… ‘Beloved, let us love’ is translated from two Greek words agapÄ“tos –Continue reading “Love One Another…”

Heart service or lip service?

The bible is full of commands, it tells us from beginning to end how to live a life that glorifies God and yet God warns us against a religion that’s all about following a list of rules so what’s the difference? It’s our hearts Friends. Paul cautions the Jews about hypocrisy, to not just keepingContinue reading “Heart service or lip service?”

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…

‘Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.’ How do we bear one another’s burdens? Primarily in prayer and then in practical ways if we’re able. In this we fulfill the law of Christ. What law?… ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thyContinue reading “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens…”


Freedom! What a beautiful word, what a beautiful thing, to be free! But in spite of their freedom, the Galatians were picking up their chains again and it troubled Paul. They had been set free from the bondage of the law, as has every born again soul, redeemed by the precious blood of Christ… ‘WhereforeContinue reading “Freedom!”

By love!

When I was a girl I was the reluctant one when it came to chores. As time went on I learnt to do them without a fuss but inside I was still grumbling. Now I look back and wonder how I missed the beauty that’s to be found in serving (although there’s still chores IContinue reading “By love!”

Sweet Williams!

A year ago I bought a packet of Sweet William seeds. I sowed them in trays, watered them, nurtured them and watched them grow through a long hot summer. They thrived in the gentle autumn rains and when the cold of winter came they rested and didn’t grow again until the warmth of spring. ThroughContinue reading “Sweet Williams!”


Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? Busy with this or that all day long, round and around, sometimes seeming to achieve little other than wear yourself out? Then crashing at the end of the day, trying to relax, maybe hoping to lose yourself for a while, maybe in a good bookContinue reading “Rest…”

Think before you speak… How do You Serve Part two…

)These thoughts are following on from Saturday’s post and are based on this scripture)… ‘By love serve one another.’ How can we serve by the words that we speak? Friends, there’s more to what we say than just the words. There’s the tone of voice we use and also what our words imply. Do ourContinue reading “Think before you speak… How do You Serve Part two…”

Are You Listening?… How do You Serve Part one….

How do we serve others? Paul tells us to serve each other by love… ‘by love serve one another.’ There are many practical ways we can lovingly serve others but as I was reading this passage I thought of two less obvious ways we can serve. We can serve with our ears and with ourContinue reading “Are You Listening?… How do You Serve Part one….”

His Banner Over Me Was Love…

I randomly opened my Bible this morning and the first words my eyes fell on were… ‘He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.’ What a beautiful truth to look at on Valentine’s day friends! This verse is so well known but I wanted to dig a little deeperContinue reading “His Banner Over Me Was Love…”