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Category: Devotions

Forgiveness from God

Reading: Psalm 51:1-12 1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down.(MSG) Previously I worked with people with different abilities, many having physical, mental needs, and acquired brain injuries.…
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Oh Water Wonderful World – Zechariah 14:6-11

Reading: Zechariah 14:6-11 On that day, living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it toward the eastern sea and the other half to the western sea, in summer and winter alike. ~Zechariah 14:8 There are few things better in this world than jumping into a body of water when the summer sun is…
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One Thing is Needful – Luke 10:42

Read Luke 10:42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Luke 10:42 Doing things is important isn’t it? Especially in our society where being successful, being busy, being productive is seen as vital. Outcomes, and end products, and quantifiable results are what our Western world in particular is focussed on. In our busy,…
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On the Path of Life – Isaiah 42:16

Have you read today’s text? Let me personalise it for you…. I will lead blind (insert your name) down a new path, guiding you along an unfamiliar way I will make the darkness bright before you and smooth out the road ahead of you. A new path might be a new season, a new time…
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Compassion – Mark 1:40-45

The whole COVID experience has made me appreciate again how courageous the medical profession is to work so tirelessly and selflessly against any virus or any medical condition that affects us as humans. I was also struck by how much Jesus did this as well. He continually treated and healed people with diseases that not…
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Secret Squirrels – Luke 8:16-25

16-18 “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a washtub or shoves it under the bed. No, you set it up on a lamp stand so those who enter the room can see their way. We’re not keeping secrets; we’re telling them. We’re not hiding things; we’re bringing everything out into the open. So be…
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Fear Not!

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise’ (Psalm 111:10). One of the reasons that I can’t give up my paper Bible in favour of a digital version is that it contains about 25 years’ worth of markings I want…
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A Castle in the Clouds – Isaiah 2:1-5

What does your perfect house look like? Where is it? Who would you invite to the open house party? In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established at the top of the mountains and will be raised above the hills. All nations will stream to it…Isaiah 2:1,2 This house is…
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Considering the Cost – Luke 8:40-56

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. ~Luke 8:47 We are all subconsciously influenced and distracted in different ways by many things in life.…
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A Big Day on the Water – Luke 5:1-11

‘When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, ‘Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!’ ~(Luke 5:8)~ Much of my childhood was spent in a small country school with 18 other children. On the wall in our classroom hung a painting depicting the scene from which today’s…
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