Category Archives: Called and Chosen

A message to deliver

There’s an old Jewish tradition that God sends each of us into the world with a special message to deliver and with a special act of love to bestow, which only we are equipped to do. That’s why comparing ourselves … Continue reading

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Chosen people

I got a letter from an international credit card company recently telling me that because of my high status and salary they are offering me the opportunity to have their credit card. Well, as a retired clergyman, it’s strange they … Continue reading

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God Knows I’m Worth It.

The novelist A.J. Cronin based some of his best selling stories on his earlier experience as a doctor in a small mining community in Wales just after the First World War. There was a nurse there who used to help … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached

During the George Bush era Robert Kirkpatrick, who was serving a three year sentance at the Belmont Correctional Institution in eastern Ohio, got an invitation from Vice President Cheney to a two and a half thousand dollar a plate fundraising … Continue reading

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Taking a Jump

African impalas, which can jump four metres high and ten metres long, are often kept in enclosures behind a wall that’s only one metre high. The reason is that impalas will not jump if they can’t see where their feet … Continue reading

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Inexpressible Longings

Some of the most poignant words in the Bible come from the Book of Ecclesiastes which says, ‘God has set eternity in our hearts.’ CS Lewis reflected that we often wonder why it is that we have such deep, inexpressible … Continue reading

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The Keeper of the Spring

Peter Marshall, of ‘A Man Called Peter’ fame, used to tellan an old story about the ‘Keeper of the Spring’ – a reclusive old man who lived high above an Austrian village and for years cleared away the debris from … Continue reading

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