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Floods

Floods

The floodgates have opened. Winter 2013/2014 has been declared officially the UK’s wettest winter since records began. Our hearts go out to people who have lost everything – including, in some cases, their nearest and dearest. Many people are very angry.

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Christian suffering

Christian suffering

Since Christmas, I have been reviewing nine books on the theme of Christian suffering. The rise of the modern health, wealth and prosperity heresy has robbed many Christians of their ability to deal with suffering because they are not adequately prepared and armed with Scripture to meet it.  I personally have gained a lot from this study.

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David Livingstone – 200 years

David Livingstone - 200 years

200 years ago, one of my greatest heroes was born. David Livingstone, born 19th March 1813 in Blantyre, Lanarkshire became the greatest of African missionaries, determined to open up the Dark Continent “for Commerce and Christianity”.

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The house of mourning

The house of mourning

One verse has been often in my mind over the past weeks.  “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:4)

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Illness

Illness

I’m sitting in bed, off sick from work with a cough and cold on my chest (no need for sympathy – I wrote this a couple of months back now). And it’s making me think about illness. Some of us have a continuous struggle with illness every day of our lives. Most of us are ill at some time or another, although you occasionally meet hardy specimens who haven’t missed a day’s work in 20 years.

Yet, even for those folk, the day may well come when they are struck down …

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