Love on its knees

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the...

Three wounds that empower us to pray and that enable us to share the depths of God’s compassion

Most of us will at least be familiar with the name of a medieval mystic who lived the majority of her life at the end of the fourteenth century in a cell adjoining St Julian’s church in Norwich. Her real name is unknown to us but, like nearly a thousand other...

The ever-controversial matter of Israel

Recognising that it will be to the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem that Jesus returns – and that Israel is the only country in the world that the Lord specifically calls ‘His’ country (Deuteronomy 7:6, Amos 3:2 and in many other places) we can be sure that it will also...

God answers specific prayers specifically – even sending a hot water bottle to the Equator

In the context of a child's direct prayer, Helen Roseveare tells this amazing story about prayer and a hot water bottle! One night, in Central Africa, I had worked hard to help a mother in the labour ward; but in spite of all that we could do, she died leaving us with...

Where can we find the most reliable and unbaised biased sources for both our news and our spiritual walk?

‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’ (George Orwell) Journalism is sometimes called the fourth pillar of democracy, alongside Legislature, Executive and Judiciary; ‘pillars’ because each of these...
Sheep may safely graze

Sheep may safely graze

Last week it was a joy to release Pantete chairete - Rejoice always (1 Thess. 5:16) Set to the brilliant music of one of Bach’s Brandenberg concertos. We are delighted to be able to send out a second offering by Bach: a version we recorded of his well-known piece...

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Lament and Light

Lament and Light

Lament and Light by Robert Weston, arranged by Peter Richards Ruach Breath of Life · Lament and Light It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord can be rejoicing with the bride and groom who are plighting their troth to one another, at the very same time as He suffers...

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R is for Resilience

R is for Resilience

‘Resilience: The power or ability to return to the original form, or position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like.’ (Dictionary.com) You have need of endurance, so that when...

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