Category Archives: Authentic Christianity

Applying faith to everyday in the light of human failure but also in the knowledge of God’s ever-present forgiveness.

My top 10 favourite Shakespeare lines

This was the topic of one blog I’m following (https://bardandbible.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/my-10-favorite-shakespeare-lines/) – and as an English teacher, a very good if rather tricky challenge! In no particular order: ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.’ (Sonnet 116)  ‘To … Continue reading

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#Slow Saturday

“We don’t do things at speed here in Valley Road.” My husband sometimes (often) comes out with immortal lines – that one just tickled me. But it also chimed with my current thinking.  Having been off for two days this week … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap …

Wow.  It’s been a whole year (over) since I last posted and what a year it’s been. Last time I posted (https://francesgabriel75.wordpress.com/2015/03/), I was at a crossroads and not really seeing the way forward.  Now I am (thank God) looking … Continue reading

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Beginning of the end …. or end of the beginning?

Naomi and Job must have felt their worlds were ending. In five short verses, Ruth Chapter 1 paints a picture of a family in exile due to famine, the death of Naomi’s husband followed by a brief moment of snatched happiness … Continue reading

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Curiosity that Leads to God

Originally posted on Mission Bible Class:
When was the last time you were curious about something?  I mean really curious; the kind of curiosity that compelled you to get off the couch, or out of the office to go and earnestly…

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All about The Boss

It’s not about me … it’s about Him.  It’s not about my imperfections (God knows – He does! – that I’ll never be perfect, never even be ‘good enough’ – for whom?  For myself?  For others who tell me I’m … Continue reading

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Loving angels instead …

Being a Gabriel (by marriage), I nowadays just confirm my surname over the phone or in person by saying, ‘You know, like the Angel at Christmas …’  Not everyone does know, but most smile at least. I like angels. A … Continue reading

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