Christian Lifestyle

  • 14 ways to keep your long distance friendships alive

    aisharebecca February 10, 2021

    1. Don’t play sitting ducks When I lived in Italy I’d just pick up the phone and text or call willy nilly as freely as I liked most evenings. It didn’t matter how long it had been since there last call or mine I just picked up the phone and sent a message or a text. The difficulties come when you both play sitting ducks. We I call last time…

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    How to live in Intentionality and Growth

    aisharebecca January 20, 2021

    For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks. Friedrich Nietzsche How are we past the first two weeks of 2021 already? No one wants to talk about 2020, but we aren’t making this all Harry Potter and treating 2020 like the-year-which-cannot-be-named! Nope 2020 happened, its done over and 2021 should signal new beginnings. But, if we are honest with ourselves I’m sure most of…

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    Advent Week Four: Love (adoration)

    aisharebecca December 20, 2020

    In the final week of Advent, churches will light two candles, the candle of love and the Christ candle. As a reminder, churches light a total of 5 candles, one for every week starting on the first week in December, and leading up to the week of Christmas.  Four candles decorate the outer edges of the traditional wreath, and one white candle sits in the middle. On Christmas Eve or…

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    Advent Week Three: Joy (peace)

    aisharebecca December 13, 2020

    In this advent series, we’ve already covered the candle of hope as a sign of God’s promises over our lives in Week One and in Week Two we looked at the candle of peace and how we need to prepare ourselves to wait on the prophecy of Jesus’ arrival. This week, covers the candle of joy. In the previous two weeks the candle was traditionally purple, this week the colour of the…

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  • Advent Week Two: Preparation (waiting or prophecy)

    aisharebecca December 6, 2020

    “Glory to God in the highest heaven,  and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” LUKE 2:14 NIV Unexpectedly for some, Jesus’ arrival on earth bought about peace. Jews, particularly the Zealots, wanted their saviour to bring about rebellion and overthrow Roman rule in their lands. However, Jesus represented all the opposites. After all his not called the “Prince of Peace” for nothing. How does Jesus bring us peace?…

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  • Advent Week One: Hope (or promise)

    aisharebecca November 29, 2020

    It’s the start of advent can you believe it? For the next four Sundays we can delve deeper into God’s word and promises of a saviour. Everyone knows the basic message of advent. The celebration of the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ. But what is advent anyway? And how and why do we celebrate? What is advent?  Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the…

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  • Part 2: From fig leaves to fruit

    aisharebecca November 16, 2020

    So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and…

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  • Part 1: From fig leaves to fruit

    aisharebecca November 9, 2020

    At about the same time, the disciples came to Jesus asking, “Who gets the highest rank in God’s kingdom?” For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone…

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  • Faith in Action: What is it?

    aisharebecca June 26, 2020

    ”Faith without works is dead.” James 2:14-26 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by…

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  • Love conquers All

    aisharebecca March 30, 2020

    I’m going to be honest. It would be so easy to write a blog post about coronavirus. The turmoil and uncertainty going on in the world and the effect it is having on our communities, nation and the world as a whole. But, I’m not going to do that. For one, I am mentally drained from all the disarray this virus is causing and I’m sure the majority of you…

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