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The One Secret to Contentment with God #fiveminutefriday

You want to be the best Christian you can be – with the least effort and the most fun.

What does it take to achieve this longed-for wonderful Christian life? I have the secret, and I will share it here.

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The Good Bad Friday

Before Sunday comes, in the mystery of suffering, in faith, we call it Good Friday, when it still looks like Bad Friday. In this upside-down kingdom of God, we say that the poor and weak are blessed above others, and even this needless, horrifying suffering has worth in itself, it carries hope.

If suffering has stolen your joy and you can no longer stretch to resurrection and Sunday blessings, I dare to prophesy to you: it is still a Good Friday, and God is there with you.

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Routine (Five Minute Friday)

When I stop to consider my spiritual routine, I remember its purpose. I care for my soul, as God cares for me.

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Tools and Treasures #fiveminutefriday

The origin of the word ‘provide’ gives us a different perspective on the word – before-seeing, or foresight. The God who provides is the God who sees ahead. We couldn’t anticipate our circumstances, nor what we would need. Alongside our scrabbling around to get the help we needed, we also found unexpected supplies to help us on the way. 

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Alexander’s Story – Prepare Them Room 3

“What comes first: God clashing the stars, so it causes people to act in strange and wonderful ways, or God foreseeing the affairs of men and marking them in the sky?”

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Herod’s Story: Prepare Them Room 2

This is my second creative piece for Off the Page in the Prepare Them Room series, on hospitality and refugees in the Christmas story.

Read this and ask yourself: do I recognise any world leaders here? And the more uncomfortable question – do I recognise myself here?

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Rachel’s Story – Prepare Them Room 1

in the style of Those Who Wait. It’s called Prepare Them Room – a series of dramatic monologues exploring Advent through the lens of the Holy Family as refugees – and why we harden our hearts against those in need.

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For Those Who Wait (A Life Overseas)

Advent is a season that celebrates and marks the discomfort of waiting, as we consider how the saints waited for Jesus’ appearance, and how we long for this world to be restored at Jesus’ second coming.

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