In 2023, Lord, open the eyes of our hearts
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In 2023, Lord, open the eyes of our hearts

The title character of the British comedy-drama Doc Martin is a successful vascular surgeon in London whose career is derailed because he develops hemophobia, an extreme irrational fear of blood. He is forced to take up a humbler vocation as a village General Practitioner in the fictional seaside Cornish village of Portwenn (Port Isaac).  Until…

Words for change
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Words for change

Change.Are you excited or frightened? Is it a command, a request, a statement? Do you see it as external or internal? In the changing of the year, we reflect on change “for auld lang syne.” Time, by definition, changes, and studies suggest the pace of change is increasing. There is economic change, social change, political…

It is finished

It is finished

This year is nearly done, finished, and we can’t repeat it even if we try. All the experiences that we have walked through in 2015 are now filed away in our memory banks. We can take out the files every once in a while (or more often than we should) and try to put ourselves back into certain situations.

Take up and read!

Take up and read!

As the New Year begins I once again pick up my Bible and start reading from page one through to the end. I don’t know how many years I’ve done this now. I do recall a point in my life where I was prompted to do it. Within the same week I heard two sermons from different preachers and read an article all centred on the theme tolle lege. It’s a Latin phrase previously unknown to me. It means “take up and read.”

Search me!

Search me!

We still live with the anticipation of Jesus the Messiah, our coming King, who will rule and reign – every government upon his shoulders. We still long for the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord of all.