Monthly Archives: December 2011

we see Him come, and know Him ours

“What sweeter music can we bring Than a carol, for to sing The birth of this, our heavenly King Awake the voice, awake the string! Dark and dull night, fly hence away And give the honour to this day That … Continue reading

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all the layers

The more I think about the story of Job in the Bible, the more layers I see. This is a much deeper book than I will ever be able to understand, but here are the layers of God’s character that … Continue reading

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wisdom

When I read these words in the book of Job, I can’t help but feel that something has been lost in our modern, godless understanding of wisdom. Come, Lord Jesus. “There is a mine for silver and a place where … Continue reading

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The God of Job

I’ve been reading the book of Job recently, and it’s amazing how it has opened up to me in a new way. The basic plot of the book, which I had been taught in Sunday school, was that Job is … Continue reading

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the situation

More from Lilias Trotter’s journals today, courtesy of Patricia St John’s Until the Day Breaks: The Life and Work of Lilias Trotter, Pioneer Missionary to Muslim North Africa. I had to write down these two quotes, which I found one … Continue reading

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all my hope is in you

This quote, from Lilias Trotter’s journals, gave me a new perspective on that often sung Christian phrase: “Do not be dismayed if the first answer to some of your prayers is a revelation, not of the power of God to … Continue reading

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what is a family?

I’m continuing to think about this whole family thing here today. Three key learnings from Edith Schaeffer’s excellent if slightly dated What is a Family?, which I read on retreat recently: 1) Perfection kills family. When we set up the choice … Continue reading

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