Monthly Archives: March 2017

18 Ways We are kept from our Potential as God’s People, 3: Impatience

(I’ve put the permanent introduction at the end this time… if this is your first of these blogs, read that first…)  Impatience  This always conjures for me a time of sitting drumming ones fingers, waiting for something to happen. Patience is about waiting well. Impatience is about hating waiting, seeing it as somebodies fault, the feeling of missing out whilst we wait. The sense that we can’t be happy until…. Whatever that thing is… Impatience …

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18 Ways We are kept from our Potential as God’s People, 2: Bitterness

Introduction: (same as yesterday’s)  Re-Reading The Final Quest I came across a parable-style description of the war between the church and the forces of evil.  It gave a list of 18 attitudes, behaviours and practices that keep us from enjoying who God says we are.  I’m blogging through each one, (as always a quick first thought not a polished article) exploring how we might define, diagnose and overcome.   Hopefully this will be 6 days …

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18 Ways We are kept from our Potential as God’s People, 1: Rejection 

Introduction: Re-Reading The Final Quest I came across a parable-style description of the war between the church and the forces of evil.  It gave a list of 18 attitudes, behaviours and practices that keep us from enjoying who God says we are.  I’m blogging through each one, (as always a quick first thought not a polished article) exploring how we might define, diagnose and overcome.   Hopefully this will be 6 days a week for …

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Taking Something Up for Lent

Taking Something Up for Lent

Lent has begun! Are you fasting Netflix, social media, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, or… Why? Sometime our Lenten self-discipline is exactly that, about self. Lose a few pounds, get a bit healthier, improve our diet, use time better… That’s all admirable, don’t let me get in your way. BUT… If you’ve made space and given something up, why not take something on? Lent is preparation for Easter. Preparing our hearts and minds and taking time out …

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