It was a joy and a privilege last weekend to share our home and a meal with Marcelo and Silvana Vargas. Listening to them describe their lives and calling in Bolivia was particularly poignant for me, having spent time during my career in the Pantanal, that huge area of tropical wetland in Brazil which straddles the Paraguay river into Bolivia to the west.
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Our family was privileged to travel to the Outer Hebrides two weeks ago to the Island of Barra, with 1,200 inhabitants, beautiful beaches, and one shop. Never before have we stayed somewhere quite so remote – where a day could pass without seeing more than a handful of cars and where we had a close up view of various animals from the window of the house where we were staying.
‘Crazy Love’ Do you ever worry about your loved ones? ….stupid question!
Do you think that God worries about us, each of us, you and me, as individuals?
Surely he’s got more important people to worry about?
The answers to these two questions are emphatically yes, and no, in that order!
Exodus 34:5-7 Then the Lord [Yahweh] came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord [Yahweh]. And He passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord [Yahweh], the Lord [Yahweh], the compassionate and gracious God, slow to
For the last ten days the Church of England have encouraged Christians to take part in a ten-day prayer initiative entitled, Thy Kingdom come. This is what it says on their website; “Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
In the longest prayer that is recorded in the New Testament (John 17), shortly before His trial and crucifixion, Jesus prays to His heavenly Father, for Himself, for His disciples and for future disciples. At this point in His ministry, what does He ask God for specifically?