As a church, we are designed to speak into each other’s lives at all times (Ephesians 4:15). Needing help is our nature – offering help (in accordance with our gifts) is our call – asking for help isn’t meant to be the exception, it’s designed to be the norm of the Christian life.
When the pressure is on, how can we keep feeding on God’s Word in ways that feel manageable?
Louise MacMillan's love of the psalms began as a child growing up in the Outer Hebrides where the psalms were memorised and sung.
"Their poetic language resonates with that hidden part of our souls, and deepens our relationship with the Lord in ways we can scarcely understand."
Perhaps you've made an ungodly decision, a foolish choice and now there are consequences. People are are hurt. You’ve lost something of great value. More than that, it may feel like God is punishing you.
By Sally Orwin Lee
How do you feel about the wrong desires that lurk deep within? When we become controlling, does that bother us? When we get irritable, do we resolve to work on our own hearts rather than lash out at the other person?
To put the questions another way, are we more like King Amon or King Josiah?
Helen Thorne reflects on 2 Kings.