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February 27, 2021

Good News Rediscovered

Good News Rediscovered         Word on the Week          27th February 2021. As zoom meetings go there was one this week that worked well!   It’s not that the technology behaved perfectly, it didn’t, or the ‘breakout rooms’ served their purpose, I lost my video screen and had difficulty recognising the voices but the content was what we […]

February 20, 2021

Time Flies

Time Flies                        Word on the Week               20th February 2021. “I’m not as young as I used to be” said the Chinese Christian worker.   I had failed to recognise her (it had been some years). Then came the obvious reply “none of us are as young as we used to be!”   Psalm 39 verse […]

February 13, 2021

Faith needs an Object

Faith needs an Object               Word on the Week          13th February 2021. The object in these parts is the national Rugby team!   Without four of their outstanding players as a result of injury or misdemeanour they go to face the French this weekend.   Supporters require a lot of faith to believe they will win! The […]

February 6, 2021

Behemoth

Behemoth                         Word on the Week                     6th February 2021. There are a number of human Behemoth’s flourishing financially in today’s world (Job Chapter 40 verses 15 to 24).   They go by names like ‘Amazon’, ‘Apple’ or ‘Google’ etc. and, like the Biblical Behemoth are known for their size and strength.   Perhaps they are more like Leviathan […]

January 30, 2021

Hate Speech

Hate Speech                    Word on the Week                    30th January 2021. One of the less endearing things the internet has provided us with is a platform for hate speech.   It provides the opportunity to release your evilest thoughts against your current pet hate with nothing to restrain you. Of course the internet or more specifically the social […]

January 23, 2021

Psalm 91

Psalm 91                          Word on the Week                     23rd January 2021. A long time reader of this blog drew my attention this week to Psalm 91.   It has a relevance to today that is unmissable.   My correspondent said it brought him solace which indeed it must have done for Israel when it was first written.   The first […]

January 16, 2021

The Jab

The Jag                            Word on the Week                     16th January 2021. This has been a week where the rising tide of Covid cases was met with the first large scale vaccinations which are to grant immunity to the recipient.   The hope of the scientists is that it will turn the tide and eventually see off the virus. […]

January 9, 2021

Governance

Governance                                Word on the Week          9th January 2021. It only happened once.   I was invited to allow my name to go forward to become a town counsellor!   It’s not that I had ever been conspicuous in local politics, quite the opposite, and so took refuge in St Paul’s advice to his young prodigy […]

January 2, 2021

Happy New Lockdown

‘Happy New Lockdown’             Word on the Week          2nd January 2021. Welcome to the Republic of Covid.   You don’t want to be here?   Sadly, you have no choice.   If you are a citizen of earth, then you are included.   This is a fact which we need to understand.    2021 has picked up where 2020 left off […]

December 19, 2020

Behold the Image

Behold the Image            Word on the Week          19th December 2020. God’s unquenchable love for man was guaranteed from the start.   That the love should have been reciprocal but was not has been highlighted in man’s fall.   The image of God so lovingly made self-destructs in Eden (Genesis Chapter 1 verse 27 & Chapter 3 verse […]

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