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Waiting

I wonder what you’re waiting for today.

Maybe an Amazon delivery, a baby to be born, friends to arrive, for medication to kick in.

Or perhaps it’s a phone call with news you dread, or a day you wish you could skip over.

Whether we’re waiting for something good or something bad, it’s rarely fun

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Summertime and the living is easy?

Summertime and the living is easy – right?

It’s how the song goes, but it’s not always how life goes.

When there are barbecues every week, Pimms to drink, time off work and balmy summer evenings to enjoy – what’s not to love?

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More Than Your Story

Tell Me your story, show Me your wounds
And I’ll show you what Love sees when Love looks at you
Hand Me the pieces, broken and bruised
And I’ll show you what Love sees when Love sees you…
I see your story, I see My name
Written on every beautiful page
You see the struggle

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Language Matters – Speak of Suicide

I’ve attempted to commit depression.

I’ve committed an eating disorder.

It doesn’t sound right, does it?

So why don’t we balk when we hear of committing suicide?

Suicide is an expression of profound hopelessness.

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The Melody of Redemption

“There is a redeemer
Jesus, God’s own Son
Precious, Lamb of God, Messiah
Holy One.”

How often do you sing those words, or words like them?

We sing praises to God our Redeemer, but what do we really mean?

Recently I’ve been reflecting a lot on what redemption means, what it means to live

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Home

Home.

It’s such a simple word and yet it can cause some extreme emotions.

For some it will induce a powerful sense of longing for somewhere we once felt safe, ‘at home’ in that it now lost to us.

For others it will evoke pleasure that as you read my words, you are home.

And

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Are You Weary?

Another day, another tragedy.

More lives irrevocably changed, more hearts broken.

More questions.

Where is God in the midst of this?

The news which rolls exhausts us – our heartbreak and our compassion.

As images filled our TV screens yesterday of the fire engulfing the Grenfell Tower in London.

It can be hard to know

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After the Storm

“The storm is gone, but the “after the storm” is always there.” Deacon Julius Lee

When the storms of life have torn through life, leaving wounds to tend to and losses to grieve, the aftermath can feel like a daunting prospect.

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