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In this second part of a 3 part series – all about the Trinity – we use the example of a Fire Chief, Firefighter and Fire Alarm. We need the Fire Alarm to alert us to danger, the Firefighter to come rescue us, and the Fire Chief is needed because we need someone with more experience, who can sustain a much wider viewpoint.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 27.10.22 Then…Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. (Luke 12:22-23)

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It’s hard to explain the Trinity. For a start it isn’t something you’ll find in your bibles. But the members of The Trinity are very obviously there: it is, at its heart, our human way of seeking to explain the relationship between God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 26.10.22 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. (Proverbs 12:25)

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Are you any good at resting? I’m never going to be accused of being lazy. But I could, far more easily, be accused of not resting very well. If I’m in bed I’m either asleep or pretty ill. Simply lazing about does not come naturally to me, so it can be hard for me to properly rest when I do get the opportunity.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 25.10.22 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5 v 7)

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It’s good to give gifts to others, and it can be great to receive them. But, some gifts, simply are not what they appear to be and can create more issues than they solve.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 24.10.22 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything…and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. (Philippians 4:6-7)

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 14.10.22 "When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you....For I am the Lord, your God..." Isaiah 43:2b, 3a (NLT)

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 13.10.22 When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown....For I am the Lord, your God..." Isaiah 43:2a, 3a (NLT)

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 12.10.22 “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you...For I am the Lord, your God..." Isaiah 43:2a, 3a (NLT)

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 11.10.2022 “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1b (NLT)

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 10.10.2022 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

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Every day we have to make decision whether to push ahead or pull back. It can be as simple as whether we rush into the car park for our daily work, or taking our time to letting someone take our place in the supermarket queue, or jumping in between two people who are arguing. From the simple to the complex, we have to make these decisions.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 04.10.2022 You can't know what you don't know. So, if someone seems lost, give them the benefit of the doubt and be willing to lead by example.