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… ‘Wherefore thou art no more a
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 I don’t enjoy) but what I’ve
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. Through the winter there were times
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 book or by scrolling social media?
)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 our words give life? ‘A word
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 our lips. Friends, if we belong
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 deeper into the Hebrew today. He