pauseforthought

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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘meet God in the middle’? On the one hand it is simply ridiculous that ewe can ever meet God half way – since He is omnipresent. If He is everywhere, then there can be no middle!

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As we move through life, with jobs, cars, houses, rent, children, funerals and so much more, it can often appear rather shocking when things either go away when we weren’t expecting it, or perhaps more difficult to cope with, when things were going our away and then suddenly everything went south.

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Hope can sometimes feel like a premium we’ll never be able to afford.  With rising energy costs – 80% in the UK, and that’s just the most recent rise – it can truly appear terrifying to look ahead.  As Christians we are, of course, not immune from the struggles of this world. Yes, we have a world creating God who loves to answer our prayers. However, He is not a distant magician with a magic wand; it isn’t a case of using the right words, or convincing arguments to get God to give us what we think we need.  

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During the Second World War there were posters with “Do Your Part” These were more commonly used by the US to seek to inspire American women to get involved in the war effort, from the Home Front – working in machine shops, factories, farms and wherever they were needed. They didn’t go to fight, but they did support those doing so.

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For my birthday, recently, my family bought me a new keyboard for our ministry computer. It’s an amazing thing because it is ergonomic. While the layout of the keys may be what you’d expect, the layout of the whole of the keyboard certainly is not. And, as someone who has done an awful lot of typing, this is no easy switch!!

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So here we are! And, while my short videos may have taken a pause, the rest of the BerryBunch Ministry carried on and we have some AMAZING things happening. Some of which I still can’t yet talk about publicly. They’re super exciting and I can wait to share what is coming up with you in the fullness of time.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 22.08.2022 The first miracle we read about, of Jesus at work, is Him making wine. Not ordinary wine, but the highest quality possible. With Jesus there is always a happier ending.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 19.08.2022 Jesus died as a man - naked; beaten; mocked, for crimes He couldn't have committed. As hard times fall upon you, remember that Jesus suffered worse than you can, all because He loves you.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 18.08.2022 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 17.08.2022 God chooses to work within the construct of time - so He can spend time with us. Let that one sink in!

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 16.08.2022 You don't need to chase after an experience with God. He already chased you, so just stop, and turn around!

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 13.08.2022 In God’s family the old are as equally valuable as the young.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 12.08.2022 Society devalues experience far too readily. We do so at our peril!

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 11.08.2022 Not all that is new is better. Not all that is old is bad.

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A Brief Pause with Andy B, 10.08.2022 Just because we can, doesn't mean to say we should.