Kingdoms of Sand

As King Canute learned, you cannot withstand the power of the sea. Neither can you stop the will of God.

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Restoration vs Spiritual Upcycling

Restoration is an art. Anyone can paint over something with new fashionable paint to hide the imperfections. But it takes an artist who can chip off the old paint, sand and varnish so that the essence of the furniture is revealed once more, not as old and tired, but fresh and beautiful, as it was meant to be.

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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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Children’s Book Reviews Spring 2018

This is the last of four posts celebrating the books I’ve been reading lately! These are the books the boy and I have been enjoying together so far in 2018 – with Jules Verne’s classic, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, the clear favourite.

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Non-fiction Book Reviews Spring 2018

This is the third of four bumper review posts – my non-fiction Book Reviews for Spring 2018 (Jan-April). The next one is Children’s fiction. Here are ten books for your consideration:

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Fiction book reviews Jan-April 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done some reviews, but I’ve been reading. So buckle up for four posts in a row of great books, including my ‘best of 2017’ in each category, for I missed my ‘end of year’ reviews in the chaos of releasing my own book, Those Who Wait!

Some really amazing ones in this category – Spark and The Sellout my favourite of this bunch so far this year.

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Best Books of 2017

The sun has come out, my brain is awakening, and I can finally report the best books I read in 2017. I’ve divided them into categories because it was hard to choose. 

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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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