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Faith into action

Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This verse states that we must “be strong and courageous’’. But one thing I have learnt from my first week here at Compassion UK, […]

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Kaka – keeping the faith

  One of the most famous Christians in sport, Kaka, talks to Sorted magazine about keeping the faith in the spotlight. You’ve had some incredible successes in your life, but how do you deal with your disappointments? I see disappointments as part of God’s plan. Because I think God really has a purpose for everything, and […]

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Who will remember you?

I want to do something memorable in my lifetime. Which, I think, is an honourable goal. Why waste my life? Why shouldn’t I strive to do something remarkable? Wanting your name in the history books is a common goal, and yet very few of us achieve it. But is it really that important that people remember […]

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Dangerous Comparisons

I overheard an American business man yelling at a station porter this morning as I was queuing to buy my rail ticket. The nature of his complaint was regarding the secondary entrance to the station and it’s two ticket machines. Two machines not being enough. As the complaint gathered momentum, he finished with this comment; “it’s […]

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Love Will Always Trump Knowledge.

“Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn’t really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one whom God recognizes.” 1 Corinthians 8 v 2 I like to know stuff. I like to be presented with all the options, with all their variables. Then once I’ve made my decision, that’s […]

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An English Confession

I don’t like tea. And yes, I am English. I am aware that this revelation could be a sore point for many of you. My mother, a devoted tea drinker, is constantly baffled and disappointed that her own flesh and blood could rebel in such a manner. Where is our identity rooted? Does where we […]

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Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart

“Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen […]

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Making Eye Contact

It is a well documented fact that we Brits are somewhat adverse to stranger interaction. I catch the same train to work, each day, Monday to Friday. So do other people. Specifically, a man in a green coat. Now I’m sure I should recognise others of my fellow commuters with whom I travel the same […]

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