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Here I Stand. . .

“Here I stand, I can do no other” – the words of the 16th century reformer, Martin Luther. I don’t claim that my words and musings will be as important, or as interesting as his, but I do stand in the same place – I’m standing firm in Christ…and I can do no other. These are my thoughts and musings on the whole of life. Life’s funny, annoying, crushing, encouraging, frightening, comforting, expected and surprising moments; and, in the midst of all that, what it means to know and worship God. to love others because I am deeply loved in Christ!

…able to love others because I am deeply loved in Christ!

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Tomorrow is Valentines Day, the day when we’re told that receiving a dozen red roses, a cuddly toy and a card with an annonamous sentimental message is a meaningful expression of ‘true love’ and not the worrying actions of an unstable stalker. It’s possible that my cynical tone has more to do with the bitterness I feel at never having recieved a valentines card, than it is about my deep unease over shameless marketeers profiting from our deep longing for love. I love love! At heart I’m a hopeless romantic. I’ve been known......

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