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As some of you will know, I’m a big football fan, so if I’m home and there’s football in the telly, you’ll find I usually watch it. Well as few days ago I was watching a match involving Manchester City, and part way through the second half they made a substitution, where they brought on Gabriel Jesus. When Jesus came onto the park, the commentator said, “Maybe Jesus can change the fortunes of City tonight”.

This caught my attention as it reminded that just as Manchester City hoped Gabriel Jesus could help change the fortunes of their team when they brought him onto the pitch, so we can change our fortunes if we accept Jesus Christ into our lives.

Press pause

Posted: January 29, 2019 in depression, faith, life, music, prayer, quotes, religion, stress
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Whatever you may be going through, pause, take a deep breath and remember that God is faithful!

This is a great reminder isn’t it, because often when we’re going through some tough times, it can be so easy to think God has deserted you just because he’s not answering your prayers the way you want. So just press the pause button on your life for a minute, and remind yourself

  • God  is there for you, always!
  • God will answer your prayers, but he’ll do so in his time, and in his own way.


Posted: September 6, 2018 in bible, faith, life, music, pets, quotes, Relationships, religion
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Ever feel like you’re being watched?

When we used to have a cat I used to get that feeling quite often – Our cat used to sit in places where he could see you, though sometimes it wasn’t obvious, and he’s watch or stare at you!

You could be in bed and get that eerie feeling someone was watching you, only to find the cat was sitting on the chest of drawers staring! It was a bit disconcerting but also quite funny how he could sit there for ages just staring…and often purring too.

So our cat used to watch us, but there is someone always watches over us, and looks out for us…God.

It may seem at times that God isn’t with us but that is far from the truth, as he has promised to be with us always, and he is, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

Around us

Posted: July 16, 2018 in flowers, life, music, nature, prayer, religion, UK, weather
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In the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed some really beautiful weather in the UK. During that time I’ve found myself being very aware of the world around, the beautiful flowers, trees, rivers, fields etc. I know those things are there everyday, but somehow I for one, have taken then for granted. It’s only now with all this lovely weather that I have suddenly noticed it all again.

How about you, do you notice the world around you each day?

Whether you notice the world around you each day or not, do you thank God for the world he created for us to live in? If I’m honest, I don’t – I take the beautiful things God has provided in this world for me to enjoy, for granted so often.

So please join me today in promising to thank God each day for providing so many beautiful things around us.

Is there a manual?

Posted: February 14, 2018 in bible, books, life, music, religion
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How many times have you been trying to install or fix something, fail miserably and resort to trying to find the official user manual in a cupboard or on-line?

I guess though, depending on the supplier, or the maker, the quality of the manual may vary meaning you don’t always find the user manual very helpful. I know that’s certainly been my experience.

When it comes to life, we could do with a manual on how to get the best out of it, couldn’t we? The good news is there is a manual, and it was expertly written on behalf of the creator of life and all things, God.

The difference with this manual is that it shouldn’t just be a manual we turn to when we’re in difficultly, it’s a manual we should live by each day. So read your bible daily, and you’ll be setup for life!

In a world where all we seem to hear about on the news these days is conflicts, acts of terrorism, hate crimes, murders etc, it’s reassuring to know that there is a way for the world to be in a peaceful place to life.

Anything under God’s control is never out of control ~ Charles R. Swindoll

The world needs God more than ever these days. It’s therefore down to us to tell those we that there is hope, because God is here for them.


In need of a rest

Posted: November 6, 2016 in Health, life, love, ME, music, religion, words
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The above video contains some great advice, doesn’t it…

Are you tired
Worn out and empty
Is your soul weary

Have you tried
Releasing your burdens
Do you feel the weight
Of worry

I am the rest you need
I am the Prince of Peace
Enter the rest of God

Come to Me
Burdens will fly away
Walk with Me
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace

Come to Me
Burdens will fly away
Walk with Me
Learn the unforced rhythms
Live the unforced rhythms of grace

There are many of us who have proved that taking our all, our everything, burdens and cares to God and leaving them with Him, can reinvigorate our faith and our love of God.

So why not renew your spirit today by taking your all to God.


Posted: September 22, 2016 in life, love, music, Relationships, religion, words
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We can all get tired and fed up with thing sometimes, and that can include our Christian life as well – After all we’re only human!

So sometimes, we just need to ask God to help reignite our desire to serve and praise Him. So don’t let your Christian values die when you go through a difficult time, instead ask God to give you extra desire during these times, to stick it out and remind us of His love for us.

Don’t let our love grow cold
‘Cause I’m calling out
Light the fire again
Don’t let our vision die
I’m calling out
Light the fire again

You know my heart, my deeds
I’m calling out
Light the fire again
I need your discipline
I’m calling out

Light the fire again

I am here to buy gold
Refined in the fire, naked and poor
Wretched and blind I come
Clothe me in white
So I won’t be ashamed
Lord, light the fire again


When we trust God for everything, God will provide everything we need.

During trials and storms that’s when it can be most difficult to simply wait for God to answer our prayers and show you the path you must take.

Are you patient waiting for God to answer your prayers, knowing that whatever comes He will be there?

Simply trust God, whatever comes.


Posted: August 12, 2015 in Food, love, music, religion
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I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of overeating at some time or other. Can you remember how you felt when you were so full you felt as if you would burst?

If we can eat food so much that we feel full to bursting, is it possible for us to “eat” so much of God that we are full to bursting with His love that we want to tell the world about God? I believe that is possible, however I also believe that for many of us, we are guilty of just filling-up with God’s love when we think we need to, rather than making sure we are full of God’s love at all times.

Are you full of God 24/7 or do you need to start taking time to get a fill up from God more regularly?