‘Remain in me as I also remain in you.’ John 15:4 In the first 8 verses of this chapter the words ‘remain ‘ are mentioned 7 times. This show how important it is. It also … Continue reading Remain

Humble with God

When reading my Bible the other day I was reminded of the motto of the town where I used to live. ‘Act justly and love mercy.’ Of course the Bible says more than that ‘ … Continue reading Humble with God

The Sock Lady

By some I am known as ‘the sock lady.’ No, not because I wear them. I have more fashion sense than that. But I always carry a pair of men’s socks with me when I … Continue reading The Sock Lady

Not Separated

‘Who shall be able to separate us from the love of Christ; shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:30 The conversation of Paul was extreme; his … Continue reading Not Separated

God for Me

‘If God be for us who can be against us?’ Romans 8:31 In one of my previous jobs I was accused of something I had not done. Although I was later exonerated my reputation had … Continue reading God for Me


‘To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable in others because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.’ C.S.Lewis

Not Content

‘If we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.’ 1 Timothy 6:8 The trouble is that we so often are not content with what we have. We are bombarded with advertisements on … Continue reading Not Content

Strong Bones

‘The Lord will guide you continuously and satisfy your need in parched places and make your bones strong. ‘ Isaiah 58:11 I really liked the bit about making ‘my bones strong’. Like so many people … Continue reading Strong Bones

Rejoice, pray, thank

‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Thess 5:16-18 This exhorts us to grow spiritually. We know that when children grow they … Continue reading Rejoice, pray, thank


‘We also glory in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character and character hope and hope does not put us to shame.’ Romans 5:3-4 When I think of the persecuted church, … Continue reading Suffering