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It’s a great thought to seek to only give God our best. But we need to check whether giving God what we have, and making sure that is the best we can offer, doesn’t become assigning human values to what we think God will want from us. While grabbing some time with Jo, Andy B drove her to work. This meant they had some time together while Jo worked a half day, that they wouldn’t have otherwise had together. And we should want to give God our best. We should desire to set aside quality moments of deliberately set aside time with God, each and every day. But God doesn’t time how long we spend with Him. He doesn’t check which bible version we have open or if we have a bible open at all. He doesn’t verify whether our prayers are spoken, or written, or whether we’ve watched the latest devotion from an ordained minster before sitting down God for a set period of time. Because what God desires is our heart.

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Sitting in my lounge one morning, and I could see lovely, beautiful, skies out of one window. Turn my head, and a window on the other side of the house only showed dark, ominous looking clouds. And life can be like that. Depending on where we’re looking, or even how we’re looking at it, things can appear very different based on our perspective. And we can choose how we wish to see life.

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Jeremiah 29:11 - New Living Translation: 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. I was flicking through some music the other day, and came across one of older albums. It’s a live version of Garth Brooks on tour, and the one song that always jumps out at me is the I’ve linked below, and it’s the title for this blog. Throughout our life, we’ve often faced trials of many kinds, and this frequently leads to prayer. But, sometimes, our prayers are more like we’ve rewritten that well known scripture above.

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Colour Part 2 Romans 12:15 – Mourn for those who mourn Matthew 5:44 – Love your enemies James 1:2-3 – Consider it pure joy when you face trials John 14:27 – Peace I leave you…

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For our family devotional today, I thought about colour, and how it can sometimes feel like the colour has gone out of our life. There is a great episode of Garfield, which we watch during the devotional today. We spend 20 minutes thinking and focusing on the bible and God. Then we spend time praying together.

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Family Focus - 10.03.2021 - Love Creativity – Jill the dog – everyone showed how they had added scripture to their own version of Jill the dog

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Jo led this bible study on Saturday 23rd February 2019: Opening Prayer Introduction: The Plan for the session Bible Reading: […]

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For our family devotional today, I thought about colour, and how it can sometimes feel like the colour has gone out of our life. There is a great episode of Garfield, which we watch during the devotional today. We spend 20 minutes thinking and focusing on the bible and God. Then we spend time praying together.

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 The family watched Andy Hawthorne -Reflecting at 60 – 12 things he has learnt:   Jo decided to take each […]

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Jo created and led this bible study for family devotions on Monday 6th July 2020: Opening Prayer Key verse: 1 […]

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Peter created & led this family focus on Tuesday 30th June 2020: Show & Tell! New alarm clock & demonstration of […]

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Jo led this bible study on Saturday 27th June 2020: Opening Prayer Introduction Looking at the Serenity Prayer – full […]

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Peter created and led this Bible Study for the family today: You will need Fruit of the Spirit list, paper, […]

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“If you’re facing what you know to be a time of discipline – rejoice because God considers you worthy enough, […]

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Joanne led this advent bible study  a few days ago as follows: Prayer Bible Reading: Matthew 2:1-11 Music video: Rend […]