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Plain Life

Thursday 15 December


The smile from someone beloved; a bright and frosty day, crisp and brilliant; a conversation that makes your day shine; an unadulterated and beautifully   given gift or pleasure; anything in fact that makes your heart sing. This is the heart being magnified.

When the angel Gabriel told Mary that a special child would be born to her she was filled with joy. Mary sang a song that began with the words: “My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God  my Saviour.”

Prayer is not just about the angst of life, but also the brilliance of life. Prayer and worship needs intercession and yet it also need the praise that   expands the heart and our very being.

 May my soul magnify the Lord: as I see someone smile; in the bright moments of the day; through a conversation that makes my day shine; through an unadulterated and beautifully given gift or pleasure; when my heart sings may I recognise and respond to your hand O God and simply praise! Amen


A Life Less Complicated

Tuesday 22 December

Breathe slowly and let the tension flow out of you. Remember the ‘Prince of Peace’? We welcome him soon! Don’t let the differential between your angst and his peace be too large.

So with just hours to go, let there be some moments when you cease to be manic and let some calmness wash over you. Make life less complicated and welcome Jesus into your life and restfulness.