Indescribable, uncontainable…

Indescribable, uncontainable…

A few weeks ago we visited a friend who is a true ‘stargazer’. He’s not only fascinated by the night sky, but also in the available computer and camera technology that allows him to see into the depths of the heavens. He does this from an exterior telescope which is motorised remotely from the comfort of his office on his computer screen. We stood behind him and watched in amazement as he showed us on his computer the galaxy...

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How Great Thou Art!

How Great Thou Art!

When I was a teenager, my Christian girlfriends and I had a few hymns that were on the bottom of our list of favorites. One such hymn was, How Great Thou Art and every time we saw it in the Sunday bulletin or someone chose it during a sing-a-long, we would roll our eyes and sigh. Looking back at that, I’m not sure why we had such a reaction other than it had so many verses and, of course, each verse was followed by the chorus. Perhaps it...

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Sunshine after rain

Today is a beautiful, crisp, clear spring day with blue sky and sunshine. The light quality has changed and there is a real feel of Spring in the air and, of course, I can now see all the dirty marks on the windows after the winter! But, I love the changing seasons as each season brings different reflections on my relationship with God. This is the time for renewal, for energising my life after the long, dark days of winter. It’s a time...

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He must increase…

He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30) We sat in a circle in the comfortable living room, the tile floor and the evening breeze cooling our sun-weary skin. It had become an evening ritual, gathering together at the end of the day to debrief, to plan for the next full day of service, and to study God’s Word. We were eight from the United States: six high school girls, our trip leader, Brandon, and myself. And then there were the four...

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Holy of Holies

I had to laugh when another family member shared a story about a child reciting the Lord’s Prayer. He began: ‘Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be Thy name . . .’ It reminded me of other such misunderstandings and I remember my own mother saying how as a child she sang a familiar hymn as she heard it: ‘In past your green He leadeth me… ’ rather than the correct: ‘In pastures green ’ (in Scotland, a ‘green’ is another common word for a...

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