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Giving Generously to God's Work

Published on Mon, 1 Oct 2018 20:49
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Jesus once told a story (in Matthew chapter 18) of a servant who owed a huge sum of money to a king which he could not repay. The appropriate thing in that situation was for the man and his family to be sold off - but when the man appealed for more time,...

Scrape!

Published on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:32
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Maybe I’m the only one that’s done this, but even if it’s happened to everyone, it still feels terrible: bad estimation of space in a car park last week, and suddenly (see photo), I was having to write a note to leave a name and number under someone’s...

A Walking Irony

Published on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:36
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During London’s March snowfall it was amusing to spot the irony of a palm tree standing proud above the increasing inches of white. There are ironies in our own lives: constantly rushing around when we spend much time dreaming of peace and relaxation;...

A Promise for Lent

Published on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:07
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Such a beautiful sign of God’s promise right over Shepherds Bush last month - pictured above. For anyone about to give something up for Lent in order to help them focus on God, there is a promise: “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” (James...

Christmas

Published on Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:46
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Christmas time can be exciting for some, but for everyone it will come and go. The big red banner in this photograph has already been taken down as the Carol Service, which some describe as St Simon’s event of the year, is two days passed. Don’t let...