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Waiting on the Promise: All These Things Having Now Been Fulfilled

We have come to the end of this year’s advent. The halls have been decked, trees are up, cards sent, presents wrapped and the food is prepared. All that is left is to enjoy the day that the Lord has given. Throughout this series we have looked at the part that people, such as Mary… Continue reading Waiting on the Promise: All These Things Having Now Been Fulfilled

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 Waiting on the Promise: Free Gifts For All

Giving, whether it is cards or presents, is a huge part of the Christmas season. But gifts, no matter how heartfelt, should not take over the real reason for the season: Jesus’ birth which meant that all of humanity could be redeemed.  One important gift-giving event that happened in the Christmas story was when some… Continue reading  Waiting on the Promise: Free Gifts For All

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Waiting on the Promise: Christmas Spirit

When I search 'Christmas spirit' on Google, a wide variety of things come up; a blog or two encouraging me to get into 'the spirit' by decorating my house, numerous vendors that want to sell me Christmas merchandise, and a film and a Wikipedia page about Christmas Day. Now on the other hand, if I… Continue reading Waiting on the Promise: Christmas Spirit

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Waiting on the Promise: Journeys

Humanity started its wait for the promise when Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden by God because of their sin. Because of the Fall, the snake (which represented the Devil) and the woman became mortal enemies. But God promised that he would send a Saviour to defeat the snake. ‘And I will… Continue reading Waiting on the Promise: Journeys

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Waiting on the Promise

The time preceding a big event is sometimes more exciting than the event itself; the planning, invitations, food, and decorations all struggling for our attention. The rush to make sure that everything goes perfect and that no one is forgotten. And of course life still goes on during special occasions, chores need doing and work… Continue reading Waiting on the Promise

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Sands of Time

I stood ankle-deep in water by the shore. In the background, a boisterous group of children were swimming in the lagoon; happy.   I strolled along the shore underneath the overcast sky, each step I took was greeted by a rushing wave hasting to clear my tracks. I looked around, other than the rubbish scattered… Continue reading Sands of Time

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Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 I don't know about you, but deadlines are not one of my favorite things. Towards the end of the first half term, I had a lot of deadlines. It is either that essay or… Continue reading Deadlines