Isolation

Each day starts pretty much the same. I lose track of the first time I wake up, back to sleep again and again until a call or a knock at the door finally rouses me from my state of semi-consciousnesses. I wonder how much I’d sleep if no one called or no one came. I…

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Chasing Joy in the Midst of Depression

Whilst we can’t meet together as churches right now, that hasn’t stopped us coming together virtually. At The Globe Church one of the main ways we do this is through weekly Bible studies. And during lockdown we’ve been looking at something the Apostle Paul talks about in his letter to the church in Galatia: the…

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Your Will Be Done?

‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done…’ But wait, I say the words but I don’t echo them in my heart.   You see, Its easy to say ‘your will be done’ when God’s will is exactly the same as ours, But what if his will is…

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Hope in the Midst of Grief

Today the number of deaths recorded as a consequence of Covid-19 has reached 8,958 whilst the global death toll has passed 100,000. Personally, I find these numbers hard to fathom, but the truth is that behind every number is a person, a life lost, and countless left behind to grieve. To paraphrase Matt Hancock from…

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Trusting God in the Job Hunt

‘Unfortunately, on this occasion, we will not be inviting you to interview.’ ‘We will not be able to take your application further at this time.’ ‘We will not be progressing your application on this occasion.’ ‘I’m afraid we were looking for someone with more experience.’ ‘I’m afraid on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.’ Despite…

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There is a Hope

Just over a month ago, I attended the funeral of two dear friends. The service was devastatingly hard but also beautifully and wonderfully hopeful. As the church reached its capacity and crowds gathered outside it was clear that this devoted couple had touched the lives of many, many individuals. And as the same pastor who…

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Wholeheartedly? – Part Two: Work is Not a Curse

Most of the time I find myself seeing work as a curse, a necessary evil that allows for the hours of relaxing and doing what I actually want to do. I struggle to see anything good in my studies at university. I spend most of my time complaining about the things I don’t like about…

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Forgetting Me, Remembering Him

Diary Entry – Tuesday 8th August: We were walking by the river in Ho Chi Minh City. It was a hot and humid day, but down by the water I didn’t feel so exhausted. The morning had been hard for me. We had been walking the busy streets of District 3, stopping at intervals to…

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‘Follow Me’

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What…

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