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Practical biblical advice for despair

When we are hungry, angry, lonely, tired or any combination of the four, our actions, reactions, and choices can be coloured by how we are feeling.

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Choose your sword wisely

I have used three different Bible translations for my ‘daily’ reading (well, ‘reading most days’!) over the years. However, in retrospect I’m not sure that it is such a wise idea to change translations – I started off reading the NIV, then after about five years changed to the NKJV because it was more literal […]

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An oddly vivid memory

On a grey and wet Wednesday in August I found the direction I needed in my search for some meaning in life. The book had a yellow cover and after an hour of reading my entire worldview was being turned on it’s head.

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Pray for your kids – bible

I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word. Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. (Psalm 119:16-18 ESV) The Bible feels like my lifeline as a Christian. It is. I pray for […]

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Bastard of a wayward woman

Andy Naselli discusses The Importance of Dignified Translations of the Bible. Personally I prefer the coarser, more literal renderings that pack a punch. This is where occasionally reading a different translation or paraphrase can open my eyes to the meaning of verses I have read often but missed the real impact of. (For the more […]

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What is a bible really worth?

Getting a spiritually flabby heart into shape is every bit as hard as getting flabby flesh active again.

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Plodding is OK

Whenever a mature Christian comments on how they could have better use their time, it is worth paying attention. Especially if that Christian is still known as a faithful servant of Jesus 200 years after he died. So take note of what John Newton wrote about his own reading habits: Alas, how much time have […]

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Rebuked on my crooked way

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 This morning I was reading Isaiah 50:10-11, in which the Messiah sustains the weary with the words of his mouth. Those who listen and […]