I don't think anyone has ever been amazed at my gracious words. Maybe once or twice people have called me naive for thinking the best of someone or marvelled that I would give so-and-so the benefit of the doubt. But I honestly don't think I am amazing anyone with my gracious words. Yet this is … Continue reading They were amazed at his gracious words…
Time for another week recap! It's been a while coming, having a baby can really put certain activities out of the window. But this week as we've started the sleep training process I've been able to get my teeth into some tentative blogging again! And that's probably the first place to start. We've begun sleep … Continue reading Sunday Summary 6th March 2022 – Life as a parent!
May the LORD reward you for what you have done, and may you receive a full reward from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge Ruth chose to come into the faith of Israel, she chose to believe in God and trust him to be her refuge. Reading this, … Continue reading Ruth 2:12
One of the verses that has wedged itself in my mind fairly deeply across my entire walk with God has been the one from Hebrews: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 … Continue reading Sleep Discipline
My wife recently asked me which was the best Christmas present I got in 2021. The answer is Spurgeon’s Treasury of David. It is a three book commentary set on the Psalms written by Charles Spurgeon. In this post I want to explain why I love this set so much and then outline how I … Continue reading Spurgeon’s Treasury of David
When I was a new Christian in my early teens, one of the main arenas of discipleship and spiritual growth for me was the act of worship. I learnt how to play the guitar so that I could play worship songs. I had singing lessons so I could lead worship in church. In my own … Continue reading Established in Prayer
There is part of the Lord’s Prayer that asks God the father for daily bread. It is reminiscent of the Old Testament story of God providing mana from heaven to feed his people in the wilderness. This week I read Exodus and one of the things that stood out to me and challenged me was … Continue reading Trusting God for daily bread
The writer of Philemon 1:6 says that he is praying that through the sharing of 'your faith' people would effectively know the full measure of what is for us in Christ. However, the main message of the New Testament, is not to share our faith. But rather, to share the gospel of faith. The gospel … Continue reading Share my faith? (Or share the faith?)
Okay, I've not been blogging in a while. But this time there is a reason. In October this year I became a Dad! It's difficult to blog about or put into words what this means for me or how much it has changed me/is still changing me. Hopefully, it will come across in my writing. … Continue reading Becoming a Dad!