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Ireland Update

Ireland, Church, Dublin, Belfast

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Bashing the Bakery & Criticising Church

Sometimes you’ve got to get out of the house. You know, the times when you have to concentrate on something. I popped into a local bakery for some thinking space. Coffee was good.  However, my cogitations were disturbed by a conversation I overheard. Two young women came into the cafe, sat on a table nearby […]

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“The Hanging Chimney & Proverbs 24”

Faith, Weakness, Proverbs, Holy Spirit, strength

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“The Hanging Chimney & Proverbs 24”

I love a fire. Not that I’m a pyromaniac, but fires in the hearth were part of my childhood. They take me back to family Christmases and a smoke-filled lounge. Our new home has a chimney, so we decided to install a wood burning stove. In preparation for the arrival of “wood burning stove installation […]

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“Perseverance Produces Character”

Yesterday was leadership workshop time for the London International church of Christ. Family Group leaders from all over London (and I even spotted some from Birmingham, Norwich, Manchester and Glasgow) gathered for inspiration and instruction.  The afternoon program was split men/women. Toks gave the men a talk on character, and here below are my edited […]

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A Workman Approved

  January marks a fresh start. Fresh starts require fresh thinking. It is with just such an aim the family group leaders of the London International church of Christ gathered this morning. The annual leadership workshop was kicked off by Corey & Angela Stuck teaching on, “A Workman Approved” from 2 Timothy 2.15. Here are selected excerpts […]

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Crashing Kitchen Cabinets, Lk 2

Jesus, New Year, Simeon, Mary, Angels, Foundations

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Crashing Kitchen Cabinets, Shepherds, Simeon & Luke 2

We moved house in August. The new home is what they call a “fixer-upper”. Perfectly habitable but needing work. The project list is long, but the one selected for the Christmas break was – “take the tiles off the kitchen wall so they can be re-plastered.”  Just have a look at the tiles in the […]