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As God’s Slaves {1 Peter fiction series, Ep. 1}

I’m trying to tell the truth sideways, so this is a little different: a fictional piece, exploring the themes of suffering in 1 Peter. Today’s (Episode 1 of 5) is based on 1 Peter 2:13-3:7. Take a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy!     I lay on my bed, my Bible open on […]

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The bottle

“We’re married,” I whispered, like it was a secret, and we peeked at each other over large brown menus, the evening air still duvet-warm.   It had been an early sailing and long drive, but we were here, and it was just as he said it would be. We were sitting in the square, surrounded […]

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The dress

The car pulled up to the church, and the driver helped me out. I stepped onto the path, my silk-white high heels making the tiniest crunch on the gravel. And then I looked down at my dress. My dress! At some point on the journey it had turned yellow. It was bright yellow. My dress […]

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One eye on heaven {guest post}

Ruthie Davies shines with a passion for Jesus in everything she writes. It is a passion that goes deep, that has been tested in the considerable fire of grief.  She has a beautiful Welsh accent that can be heard in this moving interview. Here is her story:     For me, suffering cued neither the beginning […]

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When God’s love language is serving

I don’t remember when it was – perhaps four or six months after the birth. I remember the place – sitting across from Jon, my arms on the big oak dining table, eating a tired dinner with tears.   “Why aren’t you mad at God?” I asked him. “You are going through all of this, […]

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Spiritual Love Languages

What’s your love language?   Love-languages are the ways in which we express and receive love. If you don’t yet know yours, I can recommend taking this fun quiz to find out! There are five love-languages, according to Gary Chapman: quality time, words of affirmation, gift-giving, physical touch and acts of service.   These are […]

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On becoming an honorary introvert

I have a confession: I am an extravert. Let me paint you a picture of a typical dinner with friends at our house.   My introvert husband gets the dinner ready. I say, ‘Now, don’t just stay silent the whole time like you usually do, you need to make an effort.’ Jon reluctantly acquiesces. Then […]

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Halfway here

It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time, joining with Lisa-Jo Baker. She gives us 1 word, we write for 5 minutes flat – no backtracking or editing, throwing caution to the wind. Check out others’ five-minute offerings by clicking on the button below.   This is my best five minutes on ‘Here’. I lie on the sofa, […]

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