Lenten Fasting

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It’s the final week of lent.  How has been the most relatable thing you’ve reflected on? Mon – 26th March A bad habit (insert your own) How is this bad habit affecting you and/or others? Compassionate God I have this bad habit, and it’s harming me and maybe others too. Please help me to see the real reason I’m hanging …

Lenten Fasting

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We’re over half way through Lent.  How are you going? Mon – 12th March Saying to myself, ‘What will people think?’ Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because of what people might think? Dear God Sometimes I’m afraid of what people might think. Please help me to remember that the only opinion that matters is yours. Help me …

The light shines in the darkness

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Candle in Darkness, ©Zion Lutheran Church “Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: ”You are accepted. You are accepted. accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask for the name now: pemaps you will …

Lenten Fasting

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Day 17 to 22 of our Lenten Reflections: Mon – 5th March Hiding my gifts Have you been holding back from sharing your gifts? Do you fear you’re not good enough? That people might criticise you or expect too much from you? Perhaps you think you don’t have any gifts? Patient God I know you’ve given me a gift, but …

Contemplate God’s Glory

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Johnny Diaz – Breathe – Official Lyric Video The heavens are telling the Glory of God, Psalm19, ©Mark Hewitt 1996 This is an ancient poem found amongst the psalms.  It is recognied as part of the Wisdom literature, scattered through the bible.  Wisdom is defined as the ability to make sound judgements on what we know, especially as it relates to life …

Lenten Fasting

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A quarter of the way through lent.  What are you fasting on this season? Mon – 26th Feb Not including people Have you ever become so absorbed in your own friendship group, you forgot to welcome a stranger? Dear God I know you want us to welcome the stranger, but I feel most comfortable with my own friends and family. …

The Blessings of Generations

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Generations are found within families.  I have a family tree that I have at different times worked on. If we take a broader understanding of family, beyond ‘blood’, to be through living togther, the sharing of food and sharing care and nurture We then have Family of origin – Family of choice – Family of faith We are a family of faith, from our …

Lenten Fasting

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We’ve already been reflecting on our fasting for 4 days of lent.  What will you be considering for the next week – days 5 through 10? Mon – 19th Feb Holding grudges Are you holding a grudge against someone? Loving God I long for peace, but someone did something to me and I’m finding it very hard to forgive them. …