Archive for January, 2014

True Reflection

January 28th, 2014

The other day as I was standing in my kitchen I noticed my reflection in the side of the teapot. It was misshapen and distorted. It was not a true reflection of my image but it was the best reflection that little teapot could give. It is what it is. As Christians are called to […]

Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration

January 28th, 2014

Today in our Bible reading plan we are up to Matthew 17:1-26. A large part of this is the Transfiguration of Jesus. This is where Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a hill to pray. As Jesus is praying Moses and Elijah appear and Jesus changes or is Transfigured. Jesus’ appearance was transformed so that […]

Leading from a place of rest

January 24th, 2014

In the last month I have read two good books. One is “Filled up, Poured out” by Mark O Wilson. The other is “Replenish: Leading from a healthy soul” by Lance Witt. You can click on the links to find them. Both of these authors are long term Pastors and know what it is to […]

He hears our prayers and bends down to listen

January 23rd, 2014

In Psalms 116:1-2 NLT the Bible says, “I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” These verses tell us that God is so responsive that we can always reach Him. It says He bends […]

Which Bible version do I prefer?

January 22nd, 2014

One question I have been asked a number of times is which version of the Bible to I like the best. Over the years I have gone back and forward between the New International Version or NIV and the New Living Translation or the NLT. One reason I used the NIV so much is because we […]