Bible Thoughts

Bible based thoughts and encouragements

Decisions, decisions….

We may think we are in control of our lives because we have freedom of choice.  We choose our life style, our career, friendships, holiday destinations, where to live, what …

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Have you forgotten something?

Summer holidays are here at last. You’ve decided where you are going. You know how you are going to get there. Now to decide what you are taking with you …

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A holiday to look forward to…

Do you have a holiday booked for 2021 or are you still a little fearful of what may lie ahead? I thought it might be interesting to explore the meaning …

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De-Cluttering

Spring will always follow winter (as God promised) and with Spring comes the urge to clean and de-clutter.  De-cluttering is SO satisfying!  It is not a new idea.  In fact …

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FOMO

FOMO – if you’re under 40 or a keen user of social media you will know what this stands for – Fear Of Missing Out. It’s a modern dilemma people …

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Let there be light

Maybe like me you are starting to notice that at last our daylight hours are beginning to lengthen. In the morning when I get up it is not as dark, …

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Stop the world…

Have you heard that expression ‘Stop the world, I want to get off!’ spoken by someone finding life too busy with too many things to do? Well – the world …

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When someone saves your life

I remember a TV News item in which a lady met the man who had saved her from drowning. She was overwhelmed with gratitude for his kindness and courage. They …

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What is Prayer?

Imagine you have the ability to call on your mobile the most important man living on earth? Well the Lord God lives way beyond the earth, and we can still …

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As white as snow

Over the last few days we have been enjoying the experience of walking, playing, sledging, may be building a snowman, joining a snowball fight, or just loving the beauty of …

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What is salvation?

Salvation means being saved. But why do I need to be saved? You may ask, and who can save us? Take a walk through a graveyard, and on each headstone …

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Here we go again!

The start of another New Year. We love the opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start again don’t we? Forget what went wrong last year. It’ll be much better …

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God’s Gift of the Life and Death of Jesus Christ

Despite the restrictions, I hope you will still have the pleasure this Christmas of both giving and receiving gifts.  Sometimes we can be given something useful, such as a new …

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Isn’t it great that a COVID-19 vaccine is ready to be delivered?!

When the work to develop it was being described, I couldn’t help but note the terminology the presenter was using – how science always finds a solution. It made me …

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Not just for Christmas!

We are all familiar with the slogan ‘A dog is for life. Not just for Christmas!’ written in an attempt to stop people buying pets for Christmas presents and then …

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Come as you are

There is a popular hymn which begins, ‘Just as I am….’  This outlines an INVITATION offered to you and to me and to everyone who will accept it.  The invitation …

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Searching for Treasure

My son likes searching for treasure with his metal detector.  As I was looking at his detector, I thought, ‘There’s a lesson in that for those of us who are …

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A-MA-ZING!

Imagine if forty very different people in different places and circumstances, spread over a period of about 1800 years, each wrote what they knew and believed.  Imagine that afterwards someone …

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Living with the shadow of Covid 19

Living with the shadow of coronavirus hanging over us could be testing our resilience, confidence and even making us doubt everything. Many have lost loved ones and are horrified at …

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The other side of the rainbow

Rainbows are a big feature during our permitted daily exercise at the moment, stuck on windows, coloured, drawn, painted by children and adults alike to add some cheer and focus …

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What is the world coming to?

Many people all across the world are anxiously asking this question more than ever before, because of the pandemic and the threatened financial aftermath. Jesus warned of very distressing times …

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Thank you

Thank you. Two words which mean so much when said with sincerity. We’ve all heard the expression ‘without as much as a thank you!’ when someone has not acknowledged that …

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All by myself

Do you enjoy time on your own? Some peace and quiet to be yourself to do what you want? Some people call this solitude – precious time to oneself. Others …

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Are you ‘living in hope’? I am!

I try to live my life in this way under ‘normal’ circumstances but find that this phrase keeps recurring during this pandemic. We are all hoping that scientists will soon …

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Clapping for carers

On Thursday evenings throughout this country many of us have been joining together to ‘Clap for Carers’ during the crisis of Covid 19. It struck me that it is interesting …

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Do you have freedom?

People talk a lot about freedom– the right to have free access, free choice, freedom of worship, free speech. It is a concept valued – but not always enjoyed – …

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What are you hoping for?

A change of job? A new car? Moving house? It maybe that your personal circumstances mean you are hoping for better health or more security for the ones you love. …

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How does your garden grow?

Do you like gardens? Do you like to visit gardens and appreciate the work that others have put in? Do you like to work in a garden, enjoying the challenge …

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Lost and Gone

Are you always losing things? Keys? Pens? Socks? We’ve all done it. It’s just one of those irritating things of everyday life which makes us late while we try to …

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Mirror mirror on the wall

When we get out of bed in the morning one of the very first things we do is look in the mirror, usually in great trepidation, wondering whether we have …

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One step, two steps

Babies have to learn many life skills in their first year or so of life. One of the biggest things they learn to do is stand up on their own …

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I am always with you

A couple of months ago, I was driving to a friend’s house. It was a really foggy, misty morning. It felt dark and gloomy and depressing.  As I drove however, …

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How much do you know?

Do you think it is possible to know everything? Of course we’ve all met people who think they do! But is the human brain capable of knowing everything? It is …

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Feast or Famine

‘Enough is as good as a feast’ the saying goes. We should feel satisfied with a sufficient quantity of food or anything else for that matter, so that we don’t …

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Do you have space in your heart that Jesus could fill?

So often discussions on religious subjects focus on aspects that we understand in our heads from what we have read and heard, and maybe discussed with others.  These discussions revolve …

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No Change

We live in a constantly changing world. How often do we complain that nothing ever stays the same? Just as we get used to how something works it is updated …

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Peace, be still!

Have you ever stood on a cliff looking out to sea? On a windy day it crashes and smashes against the rocks showing its frightening power and energy. On a …

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Tick Tock

Everything these days is either too fast or too slow. The traffic is too fast if you’re trying to cross the road or two slow if you’re late for an …

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Be like a Child

There is an interesting set of verses in Matthew that talks about how we should be like children – Matt 18:1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is …

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As a man thinks so is he

The Bible says, As a man thinks so is he’.   How we think governs what we say and do and how we speak and act.  And how we think depends …

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