Found 10 resource(s) in 'Looking at God', for February 2020.
Looking at God (all articles) for February 2020Lent Fasting From the Vicar Love in action! Where is love? Getting married soon? I believe, help my unbelief Lent – a good time to deepen your prayer life It’s all in the spelling… Have a purpose for your life! ** Editor: The Rev Paul Hardingham considers self-discipline during Lent. Lent Fasting This month... (2723 words)
Lent FastingThis month sees the start of Lent, the season of penitence, self-examination and fasting running up to Easter. Fasting can be a neglected discipline, but it plays an important part in the Christian life. Jesus began His earthly ministry by fasting in the wilderness for 40 days and He taught His disciples to fast (i.e.... (302 words)
From the VicarThis month sees the start of Lent, the season of penitence, self-examination and fasting running up to Easter. Fasting can be a neglected discipline, but it plays an important part in the Christian life. Jesus began His earthly ministry by fasting in the wilderness for 40 days and He taught His disciples to fast (i.e.... (284 words)
Love in action!The writer Gary Chapman describes the 5 ‘love languages’ as words of encouragement, quality time, gifts, acts of service and touch. Do you have a preferred ‘language of love’? With the approach of St Valentines’ Day, let’s ask: what is God’s love language? ‘Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with... (297 words)
Where is love?In this month, when we celebrate St Valentine’s Day, this poignant question is one many people will be asking, especially the young and hopeful. Perhaps you remember these words from the beautiful song in Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver? The young street boy Oliver Twist sings plaintively of his longing to find ‘someone who I can... (294 words)
Getting married soon?If you look up ‘marriage’ in the Penguin Book of Modern Humorous Quotations, you will find that Marriage sits between The Mafia and Martyrdom! Be that as it may, here are some thoughts for all those who are in love and getting married soon. Your wedding day is not an arrival. It is the start... (443 words)
I believe, help my unbeliefI was in a discussion recently as to whether or not a Christian can have doubts. The father in Mark’s story (9:17-27) speaks for many people. He knew that Jesus could heal his son, but just wasn’t quite sure if He would. Doubt comes in many forms. It may be intellectual, a form of wrestling... (303 words)
Lent – a good time to deepen your prayer lifeLent is a time to take stock of ourselves spiritually. This includes setting aside extra time for prayer. Here are some helpful things to remember as you settle down to it: People have been praying since Adam had a grandson named Enosh. The Bible tells us (Genesis 4:26) that it was during his days when... (390 words)
It’s all in the spelling…G – God R – ran A – alongside C – carrying E – everything (15 words)
Have a purpose for your life!Mary Slessor was an indomitable Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Calabar, Nigeria in late Victorian times. She not only evangelised three tribes there, but also stopped the widespread practise of killing twins at birth. Her life made a tremendous difference for good to thousands of people. Concerned about the purposeless lives of some women back in... (149 words)
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