Category Archives: God’s presence

Though I may not see and think of him, he never stops thinking of and loving me.

Writer Philip Yancey found an old photo of himself as a small child, which his mother kept amongst her treasured memories. It puzzled him why she kept that one when there were so many better pictures. She told him it … Continue reading

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With us in our triumphs and in our despair

A friend told me about a girls’ soccer final. At full time the score was even. So, they had a penalty shoot out to. The girl who took the kick for his team was a good kid whose dream was … Continue reading

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White-knuckle sailing

For me, one of life’s great pleasures is sailing, and I always hope for a steady ten to fifteen knot wind. Five to ten knots of wind is pleasant, less than five knots is boring; but the one thing I … Continue reading

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I had lunch with God

A little boy once packed a lunch and went off to see if he could find God. At the park he met a lonely old woman staring at the pigeons. He sat next to her and offered her a sandwich. … Continue reading

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Even though we can’t see God

I think many people dismiss the idea of God because of the Sunday school type language that believers often use, which, though appropriate for six year olds, is totally unconvincing to people who’ve grown up in a scientific age, presenting … Continue reading

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‘Though I ride the wings of the morning’

‘Though I ride the wings of the morning Ronald Reagan used to tell of a photographer, who was sent to photograph a bush fire. His editor told him that time was of the essence, and an aircraft was waiting for … Continue reading

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Knowing what temptation means

C.S. Lewis once said: ‘A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is . . . A man … Continue reading

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Faith is not about everything turning out OK.

One of the best loved chapters of the Bible comes from the book of Hebrews, and is all about the triumphs of people who lived a life of faith. It gives an extensive list of names of the great heroes … Continue reading

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Not in the ’empty firmament of the mind’

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of evangelical … Continue reading

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When we are in our deepest grief

The famous singer/song writer Thomas Dorsey received a telegram during a performance telling him that his young wife had died. He was devastated with grief, all alone and far from home. But a little later he sat down at a … Continue reading

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