Naomi is one of the main characters in the book of Ruth. Her story starts with a series of disasters leaving her overwhelmed with loss and grief…
The first mention of Marah in the Bible comes in the book of Exodus, chapter fifteen. It occurs after the Israelites had escaped from slavery in Egypt. They had crossed the Red Sea on dry ground, and from there Moses led the Israelites into the Desert of Shur…
What are you wearing today? Does it compliment you, does it reveal who you are and show your best attributes? Of course what we choose to wear, the style of clothes that suits us, ultimately doesn’t have any lasting worth. But what we are wearing spiritually does….
Tabitha was a disciple, a follower of Jesus who lived in the coastal town of Joppa, by the Mediterranean Sea. She was a kindhearted and inspirational woman…
Ultimately, we can find peace in our day to day life, no matter how tumultuous, when we know that God is Sovereign.
There are times when we become engrossed in our own problems and we forget the power and the majesty of God. When we zoom in on ourselves, we lose our perspective of God, which affects our priorities…
What does the imagery of ‘The River of Life’ represent in the Bible?
An unusual woman? In the First century was it unusual for women to have their own business? Historical research reveals that although Roman society did not allow women to gain official political power, it did allow them to enter into business….
What does the phrase ‘investing in the lives of others’ mean to you? One definition is to put our money or time into something or someone with the expectation that there will be a profitable return – but God’s ways are different…
Friendships are formed when we are willing to give our time and attention to another person and encouragement is all about giving! It is a gift that we can develop to help build relationships, in our churches, workplace, and social groups. Are we prepared to reach out and make others welcome?
If we are honest, we all like kind and encouraging words, and sometimes that is enough – a kind word can cheer someone up and make a difference, even change their day for the better. But there are also times when words alone are not enough….
In scripture walking is frequently used as an image to represent our behaviour in our relationship with God. Spiritually do you choose to walk in love, in the wide place, that is in the freedom of God’s grace?
Did you know that in the New Testament there are two different Greek words for the ‘word’ of God? One of the words is logos and the other is rhema….
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. We first receive the gift of faith, when we hear and respond to the word of God, but that is just the beginning of our journey.
During the summer months the roadside grass verges, and even the lower slopes of the mountains, are full of these bright orange to red flowers. They add a beautiful splash of colour and thrive among the brambles, gorse, and heather – but they are not native to Wales!
There is a difference between hearing and listening – hearing is one of our senses, we hear without even having to think about it, but to listen we need to engage with an open and receptive mind.
A Place of No Restrictions – For many people there is a feeling of freedom when you are out in the wide-open spaces of this beautiful planet. But there is also a place of no restrictions, that has nothing to do with the literal wide-open space….
It can be hard to forgive those who let you down, who break your trust, who intentionally, or, is it even worse, unintentionally disregard your view and your feelings, and act in a way which they know will be hurtful and cause you pain….
Sometimes things do not work out the way we expect but this is when we need to trust that God is still in control.
There can be times in our lives when things can change suddenly, even overnight, and we can find ourselves in difficult circumstances. These are the times when we need to strengthen ourselves by reading God’s word and remembering his good promises to us.