Psalm 84

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When times are stressful, we all like to retreat to our favourite haven of rest. For some, like Helen who comments on the link below, it’s a holiday home in the south of France, for others it’s a trip to the countryside and for others it’s relaxing after work in the favourite room of your […]

Psalm 56

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Before David became King and united the Israelites under a common head, he went through some very fearful and dangerous situations. These can all be found in the Bible, in the book of I Samuel. Consequently, David gathered a band of outlaws around him and was always on the move. Some of the places he […]

Psalm 23

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We’re all familiar with this well known psalm. We probably learned it at school and heard it read at funeral services. It’s an all round favourite because it speaks of the love, provision and protection of God in the most dire circumstances. Unfortunately, something so well known is often over looked – that is until […]

Psalm 133

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During this time, when Covid-19 appears to dictate how we live our lives, we often feel deserted, vulnerable and isolated, especially when we’re in lock-down and live alone. However, we are not alone when we share a common enemy. As human beings, we have the capacity to look above and beyond to the factors which […]

Psalm 132

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Continuing with our thoughts on the psalms, Helen brings our attention to Psalm 132. In it, David pours out his desire to build a home for his God, the Temple in Jerusalem. Although he never saw the completion of the Temple – it was his son, Solomon, who commanded it to be built, his heart […]

Psalm 131

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Have you ever wondered why certain psalms are called “Psalms of Ascent”? The hi-light of a Jew’s life was when he or she went up to Jerusalem for a festival and to offer sacrifices. Sometimes the journey was long, taking many days. It all depended on where in Israel they lived. So, as the pilgrims […]

The Psalms

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I hope you enjoyed our series on films which contain that “feel good” feeling. Our emotions are important – we need to express them, explore them and sometimes allow them to lead us into action. So long as we’re never controlled by them. It’s said that the Psalms contain a whole variety of human emotions, […]

Nothing to Lose

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This film, although entertaining and gripping, gives plenty of room for thought as it portrays a very controversial figure. The journey to success of Brazilian bishop, Edir Macedo, founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, was not an easy one. He encountered opposition all along the way, from both church leaders and […]

Holiday in the Wild

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If you’re an animal lover and want to see a really charming film, then “Holiday in the Wild” is the film for you. My sister-in-law, Brenda, who is entranced by elephants, sponsors their care in Africa. After viewing this film, I can see why. It all starts when Kate arranges a second honeymoon in Zambia […]