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Seeking what God has appointed

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. (Psalm 104:8 ESV) I am in a season of evaluating the relative importance that should be given to various elements in my life, seeking out the places God has appointed for me.

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Quietness and trust

God waits for me to draw aside from the world and its distractions in order to seek Him, then He speaks to my soul.

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Netted recently, April 16

Netted recently (and not so recently): I Hate Hell is a sobering reminder from Tim Challies of what most of us choose to forget. What Really Matters Most: How did you live your life today? What’s your plan for tomorrow? Are you neglecting people for the sake of “more important things”? Well worth taking the […]

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Interrupt your ‘to-do’ list

Having been away on holiday for a week the idea of returning to a schedule full of stuff to do does not appeal! (not that my own schedule is particularly busy compared to that of my lovely wife). While we were away I read an amazing book by Ingrid Betancourt, Even Silence Has an End, which […]

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Everyday Life

Focus

I have set myself to make 2011 a year of focusing on essentials. One of the most fundamental elements of our lives is how we spend our time. Don’t panic… I’m not going to start preaching about time management! I am more concerned about some of the junk I spend my time on. Junk such […]

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Everyday Life

2011: Essentials

When venturing into the wilderness areas of New Zealand there is certain gear that is essential for survival. Most of it is fairly obvious, but get caught in the mountains in bad weather without that gear and you will be very lucky to come out alive. This is one of the attractions to me of […]

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Faith

Course correction

“We need to put some stuff aside to communicate with people” (Richard Nyhof, sermon comment). Jesus put aside his equality with God and became a servant in the form of a baby in order to communicate God’s redemption to us (Philippians 2:6). For me, I need to put aside my own agendas and plans in […]