Tag Archives: The Message Bible

Getting on with it

‘What do you want to do with the rest of your life?’ This was the question put to us in our Bible Study Group last week. I was interested in the responses from the teenagers, the elderly and the middle-aged…and the … Continue reading

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Downsizing, Reducing…Rejecting

I was reading about a plastic-free lifestyle the other day and wondered how many people have thought about reducing more of the non-practical items in their lives. These things are usually obvious, written about frequently, and lamented by those who … Continue reading

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Dance, Drama and Song!

A little boy ran to the church platform and rushed up the steps where his friends were singing and dancing. He carefully observed their arm movements and although he didn’t know the words of the songs, he jumped up and … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Been This Age Before

Since my last post, I’ve been thinking about the way we’re all compelled to experience new eras in our lives. The last is like the first; we’ve never dwelt there before. From the moment of birth, a baby is unknowingly … Continue reading

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More than a Granny Smith

Years ago we were walking through an old orchard. The trees were almost bare, their branches gaunt. The apples had been picked for juice and taken to the factory, but I happened to see a lone green one hanging on. Maurie … Continue reading

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Identity

For a long time I’ve been thinking about the meaning of identity. This began when I heard about identity theft where many people are afraid that an unscrupulous person will try to steal their money by pretending to be them. … Continue reading

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God’s Days Off

Have you ever wondered what God does for recreation? Does he have days off? These questions came to me when I thought about how Jesus prayed every night. How wonderful it must have been for him to get away from … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from ‘Old Camel Knees’

Tradition has it that James, a servant of Jesus, prayed with great dedication. They say he spent so much time at it, that his knees became calloused from all the kneeling!  He wrote a short letter in the Bible and … Continue reading

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Giving Good Words

Recently I read some words in the Bible that challenged me in a new way. They’re from the letter that Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, now in modern Turkey. I was reading The Message version at the time … Continue reading

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