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Bible Plants. 4 – Hyssop

Rather than giving in to that sinking feeling when we look out of the window in the morning and see the garden or the street covered in puddles, why not take a moment to praise God for His blessing, which the Bible often expresses in terms of rainfall. Admittedly, Israel’s

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Bible Plants. 3 – Myrrh

The best thing to do on days when the sun barely peaks through is to look up. Clouds may cover the sky, but they are not the thick, grey blanket that blots out everything; they have edges and shapes, and the sunlight outlines them in dramatic ways, painting a skyscape

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Bible Plants. 2 – Olives

‘Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.’  Exodus 27:20 On some days it is raining, the sky is grey, and at first glance, nature seems to have taken on a black mood, almost as if

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Support & release or command & control?

“Remember that your position does not give you the right to command. It only lays upon you the duty of so living your life that others may receive your orders without being humiliated.” (Dag Hammarskjold) One of the central burdens of my Covid-19 prayer guide was to recognise the way

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Bible Plants. 1 – Grapes

‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.’  John 15:1 Many people have commented that spring this year has

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Pastor Sam’s ‘lockdown assemblies’. 3 – Change is possible

Image: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org.   Unable to visit his local school and lead assemblies, Pastor Sam Brinkley, a close associate of Village Hope, is offering ‘lockdown assemblies’ online for the children to watch at home. The first was the story of Gideon. The second – ‘Valuable interruptions’. Here is

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